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The stock market appears to be taking a well-deserved breather after a double digit first quarter 2012 return. Volatility has increased recently and we find ourselves back nearly where we started the month. We continue to see a disconnect between corporate earnings (very strong) and U.S. economic data (getting better but still not great).
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The “Mad Money” host said he understands the negatives plaguing the market, but added it’s no time to panic.
The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.
Eight months before the vote, the re-election of President Obama looks more likely than ever, thanks to the escalating recovery of the stock market and economy, say analysts, and may soon make the bad times of 2009 and 2010 the distant past for many voters
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ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.
The annual meeting of the world's power brokers in Switzerland tackles some big subjects and attracts a lot of media attention but so what?
“Part of the problem is people think we’re not back to where we were before the crisis," says one economist. "I think we’re working through this. There’s no pushing us off the recovery track.”
Amid all the gloom and doom about unemployment, there are growing signs that things may actually be getting better.
In the first lease auction for Gulf of Mexico oil & gas drilling held since the BP oil spill, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is expected to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the federal treasury.
Despite recession-like attitudes about the economy, the average American plans to spend more on gifts this year, up 22 percent from last year, CNBC's latest All-America Economic Survey reveals.
Romney squeaks to victory, the GOP takes Congress, Obama raises taxes and the Fed keeps rates on hold.
The Fed will continue with $85 billion monthly securities purchases but spooked markets by not mentioning its financial concerns cited in September.
Two big CEOs step down, a political crisis emerges in China and the euro survives.
Scrutiny over oil and gas fracking, a hard landing for rare earth stocks, and a surprising jobs engine.
The euro plunges against the U.S. currency, gold prices slump, and the Euro debt crisis bailout costs $2 trillion.
A new bargain-hunting culture has emerged, where Americans of all incomes look for antiques in pawn shops and flea markets — even their own attics and basements.
Immigration policies are turning away high-skilled entrepreneurs from other countries — at a big cost to our economy, says guest columnist Dane Stangler.