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  • The NFL's game plan for small business Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    The new football season can serve as a great source of inspiration not just for the couch potatoes of the nation, but for small-business owners as well.

  • Syria, not economy, will dominate G20 summit Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:32 PM ET
    The Group of 20 advanced and emerging nations summit is scheduled on September 5 and 6 in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg.

    The G20 summit in Russia will be overshadowed by a bombing of Syria without the authorization of the United Nations Security Council.

  • September: A month of concerns, market worries Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Struggling with threat of an attack on Syria, the market finished August lower. Was this a harbinger of things to come? Investors have much to consider during the coming weeks.

  • Emerging market slide: A stark reminder of risks Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    The most recent falls in EM stock markets remind us that these economies remain a volatile play for external investors and, far from being any sort of risk diversification investment, closely correlated with developed economy fortunes, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • What Bernanke’s successor needs Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    The next Fed chairman should be someone with an open mind, a willingness to engage the staff, and a desire to cultivate expertise. The worst possible outcome would be to pick someone who shares Greenspan's inclinations, according to Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

  • 'Flash freeze': Another cry for a back-up plan Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    We must establish a Financial Market Multiagency Command: a short-term, public and private sector organization that devises implementable best practices to avoid shutdown circumstances.

  • 3 charts that explain emerging currencies rout Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    There's been a big change recently in the way the market values EM currencies. Here are three graphs that explain a good part of why these currencies have been falling.

  • Short Hannah, long Miley: The stock analysis Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:05 PM ET
    Miley Cyrus (L) and Miley Cyrus (R).

    What if celebrity were measured like stocks? Then Hannah Montana is a loser and Miley Cyrus, twerks and all, is the winner.

  • A new NYC mayor may spur change for global cities Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:18 AM ET
    Nathan Hale statue and City Hall, New York City.

    The next New York City mayor may signal a structural shift from the past laissez-faire business leadership to more progressive business cooperation.

  • The Fed’s $745 billion (and counting) mistake Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:18 PM ET

    Have the Fed's massive interventions to keep down long-term interest rates failed to neutralize expectations driving the bond market behavior?

  • Why a job skills gap? Look at high school Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The scariest business headline this past week wasn't about Nasdaq's Flash Freeze. It was that three-quarters of our high school graduates aren't ready for college or a career.

  • 'Volatile' now an emerging market byword: El-Erian Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 3:40 PM ET
    uses a machine to produce jute twine at Brasjuta da Amazonia S.A. in Manaus, Brazil, June 28, 2013.

    Having been viewed until recently as a promising destination for investors, emerging markets are now seen as more volatile.

  • Is Bernanke 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf?' Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    After the latest Fed minutes showed few clues about the timing of tapering, some pros are growing tired of waiting around for Fed action.

  • Hey Fed ... Don't railroad markets! Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    Washington has chosen to give the markets a ride to their destination rather than letting them find their own way.

  • Markets getting grilled? Try grilled pizza Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    Professional trader Kenny Polcari gives his thoughts on the market and shares his recipe du jour.

  • Leadership lessons from the world of sport Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 3:52 AM ET

    Corporates all over the world, are big on teaching "leadership skills". The "motivational speaker" is a favored technique. Bring in some captain of industry, or sports psychologist, or media personality, to speak at your company off-site. But how relevant is it?

  • Territorial disputes – can Japan afford them? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:56 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Since border disputes with China and South Korea flared up, net exports had cut the growth of Japan's aggregate demand by almost a percentage point.

  • CEOs and public firing: A double standard Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    The stoning scene from Monty Python's "Life of Brian."

    "You shouldn't fire someone in public" seemed to be on everyone's lips this week, thanks to an episode at AOL. Of course when a CEO gets fired, it's always very public.

  • Pro: What Macy's, Cisco earnings really tell us Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Pro trader Kenny Polcari on what the weak results from Macy's and Cisco really say about the consumer and market in general.

  • Is this the only way out of EM's rut? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:18 PM ET

    Emerging markets have opened up to investment and should have a raft of enactments of new investment-friendly legislation. Yet in the past decade, momentum has slowed.

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