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  • Rising Rates Are Not a Bad Rx for Pharma: Ryan Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

    Independent of the debate on the Federal Reserve and interest rates, FTI Consulting's Barbara Ryan expects pharmaceutical and biotech stocks can continue to do well.

  • Facebook's Instagram Video Takes on Twitter's Vine Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 2:32 PM ET
    A Facebook employee wears a shirt with the logo of the new Instagram video option during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook's "surprise" product announcement Thursday was the launch of video for Instagram.

  • James Gandolfini's Starring Role Redefining Cable Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 2:23 PM ET
    James Gandolfini

    James Gandolfini and his Soprano family pioneered a new era of premium original TV content. For the first time, TV content started to draw as much respect as top quality movies.

  • Here's Who Wins and Who Loses From Fed Taper Talk Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    Historically speaking, the list of winners is short and the list of losers long in a rising interest rate investing climate.

  • Rising Home Prices Are 'Unsustainable'—Realtors Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    For six months, home prices have been leaping in double digits from a year ago. In May the median existing home sale price was 15.4 percent higher nationally than May of 2012.

  • Market Seems to Have Lost Faith in the Fed Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    The statements from the FOMC and Ben Bernanke should not trigger a global selloff. But they have. Here's what's going on.

  • Fed Hints at Taper, Markets Swoon in Anticipation Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 9:53 AM ET

    For all the angst today, here's the bottom line: the Federal Reserve said the economy was improving and markets are swooning. Have investors overreacted?

  • Bulls Return to Southwestern Energy Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 5:32 AM ET
    Natural gas production platform.

    For the second session in a row, the bulls targeted Southwestern Energy yesterday.

  • Bernanke Taper Tantrum! Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 4:03 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Taper Tantrum! Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke stated again that if economic conditions continue to improve, the Fed will begin tapering its bond purchases by year end.

  • Mortgage Cop: Four Top Banks Fail Consumers Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    More than a year after the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers signed a $26 billion legal settlement, those same servicers still need to do better, according to a new report.

  • Home Builders Slow New Construction, Raise Prices Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:09 PM ET
    A worker builds a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Home builders started fewer single-family homes in May than predicted, which is curious given the low U.S. supply of new and existing homes for sale.

  • Home Builder Confidence Soars Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Now that's a shot of confidence: Home builder sentiment hit a 7-year high in June.

  • Ha! The Rubber Chicken Economy Is Booming Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    Prices bottomed out on everything during the recession, from homes to new cars, but now everything seems to be on an upswing, including the price of a good laugh.

  • First Day of the Quarter a 'Sell the Gainers' Event Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:06 PM ET

    Major sector indices start the second quarter with a perfect inverse image of first quarter performance. Dow Transports and small-cap stocks lag.

  • OMG, a Glass-Bottomed Jet?!: Um, April Fools Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    April Fools at Virgin Airlines: Glass bottom planes!

    Many carriers are participating in April Fools' pranks, some with a dose of reality. Glass-bottomed jet, anyone?

  • Wendy's Getting 'Delicate Dance' Right? Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Wendy's shares are struggling after its rating was lowered by Morgan Stanley, but the company is on schedule with implementing its new premium concept, TheStreet.com reports.

  • The Next Crisis—Labor Shortages? Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 10:27 AM ET

    There's been a lot of blame cast on the Boomer generation for staying in their jobs too long given this economy. But a new study shows an apology may be in order: There may actually be labor shortages by 2018.

  • Beer Label Madness Begins Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    Beer lovers have plenty of options, but which label do consumers love the most? The madness is underway. Vote for your favorite.

  • New highs, but market slightly defensive in tone. The first quarter ended with the biggest gains in the last two weeks from the most defensive sectors.

  • Why Only Obama Can Save Europe, Now Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:32 AM ET

    The once prosperous euro zone which was driving nearly one-fifth of the world's economy is now a wasteland, and it seems only U.S. President Barack Obama can save the region.

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