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  • What’s Behind Facebook’s Slide? Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    Facebook shares are down 20 percent since hitting a six-month high in January partly on concerns Facebook ads have shifted from social to "spammy."

  • Reasons to Believe 'Sell in May' Might Turn to Buying Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the NYSE

    One firm believes there are reasons to take the other side of the "Sell in May" trade, making the case against selling now.

  • A Peaceful Easy Feeling Wine Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:33 PM ET
    Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet Sauvignon

    The beer business puts up some big numbers, a brewery's annual release is so bright it created sunglasses and one of rock's best known songs becomes a Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • When Cyprus Banks Re-Open, This Might Not Go Well Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 5:15 PM ET
    Joe Pesci in "Casino"

    John Carney remembers the scene Martin Scorsese's "Casino," when banker Charlie Clark meets with Nicky Santoro, played by Joe Pesci, to talk about losses in Nicky's investments. It doesn't go as planned.

  • Jeroen Dijsselbloem: Foot-in-Mouth Disease Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 3:46 PM ET
    Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    Twice in 8 days Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has made unguarded comments which moved markets. And then had to retract them.

  • Shuffled Deck: Russia's Long Game In Cyprus Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    The Europeans seem to have played a strong and aggressive game in the Cyprus crisis. The Russians look like they lost. But what if they were playing a different game?

  • Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    Stocks rebound off lows as Dutch Finance Minister backtracks on "Cyprus is a template for Europe" comment. April 4 is the next big date for Europe, when the ECB will meet.

  • Buy Now, Move in Later: Rent Your Old Age Home Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Retirement village in Florida.

    Retirement communities aren't just for the retired anymore. They are luring in younger buyers who see an investment opportunity.

  • 7 Hot Topics in the US Airways-American Merger Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET

    Here are seven issues that US Airways CEO Doug Parker must deal with as a likely merger with American Airlines moves closer. TheStreet.com reports.

  • Morici: Cyprus Should Tell 'em Fahgettaboudit Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    A demonstrator outside the Cypriot parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus

    Cyprus would be better off to leave the euro than accept the terms of the bailout imposed by the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.

  • Newly elected Eurozone President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem helped tank the markets midday when he said that the Cypriot plan was a "template" for Europe.

  • Relief Over Cyprus, but Is It All For Naught? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    The head of the Cyprus Bank Workers Union arrives at parliament.

    Cyprus is triggering a relief rally on Wall Street, but the jig may not be up yet.

  • Why the Cyprus Mess Will Hurt Market Stability Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Cypriot protesters hold signs denouncing the EU bailout of Cyprus.

    Even a good resolution of the Cyprus crisis may not be enough to undo the damage from interventions that are not based on clearly stated diagnoses or predictable frameworks for government actions.

  • El-Erian: Cyprus Deal 'Very Challenging' Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    EU and IMF officials struck a last-minute deal with Cyprus early on March 25 to resurrect a bailout for the island - but one banking chain goes to the wall and major clients, who include many Russians, will take a giant hit.

    Compared to what had emerged a week earlier, this deal is a better technical outcome - both in what it contains and in what is left out.

  • The Baco: Bacon Taco

    On April 4, opening day for the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball team, fans will be able to buy The Baco after voting for it in an online contest for new menu items. The Baco is made from bacon strips fried into the shape of a taco shell, then filled with lettuce and tomato.

  • Japan Needs Neighbor’s Love, Not Cheap Money Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 9:52 PM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    There is a much simpler and faster way for Japan to stimulate economic growth. Economist Michael Ivanovitch tells you what that is.

  • Auto Jobs: Sign of the Times Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    At the Hyundai plant in Montgomery, Alabama more than 20,000 people have applied for one of the 877 job openings.

  • My Poll Is Better Than Your Poll Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    Greek Parliament

    My poll is better than your poll: “Poll: Pro-Bailout Vote Leads in Greece.” There is a poll out this morning that says Greece's pro-bailout New Democracy party was ahead in the Greek elections, with 23 percent of the vote versus 22 percent for the anti-bailout Syriza party. There's another poll by a separate organization that says the anti-bailout vote leads in Greece. This poll has New Democracy with 26 percent of the vote, and 30 percent for Syriza. They poll, you decide.

  • Oracle Options Turn Bullish Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Oracle is attracting upside option activity as the database giant attempts to rally off a nine-month support level.

  • The Euro and Taxpayer Choice Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 1:40 AM ET

    The old adage (borrowed from lawyers) that if one puts 10 economists in a room one will be confronted with 11 different opinions rings true in the euro crisis, which seems to shaping up for some sort of denoument with the Greek elections on 17 June. Is that the moment when we are faced either with the drachma resurgent, or with a new fiscally unified euro zone?

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