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Risk & You 2011

  • Living With Risk Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Scientists have discovered neural pathways that seem to correlate with the kinds of people who deal well with financial risk, but even the very definition of risk gets pulled apart by experts.

Money

  • Dos and Don'ts of Managing Your Digital Money Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Google Wallet

    Google's entrance into the wireless payment market shows there's money to be made, but tech providers still have to overcome security concerns among consumers and merchants.

  • Hedging a Volatile Market for Beginners Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    Because of their low correlation in movements to traditional investments in stocks and bonds, alternative investments are viewed as a “hedge” to help protect portfolios during sideways or down markets.

Life

  • How to Know if Your Job Is at Risk Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Job Search

    Don't lay low.  Be proactive.  Assess the vulnerability of your company and position by understanding the evolving business strategy  and how your unit and specific function fit into the overall scheme.

  • Online Lifestyle Exposes Children to Identify Theft Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Education

    Because a child’s identity is pristine and often remains unchecked for more than a decade, it is uniquely desirable to identity thieves. Just as appealing to criminals is the fact that a Social Security number with a clean history can be attached to any name or date of birth.

  • Global Economy, Global Threat Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:58 AM ET

    The popular Hollywood thriller “Contagion” is a fictional account of a mysterious virus that wreaks global havoc, but there are enough real-world health threats out there to scare you.

Interactive Features

  • POLL: Stocks Too Risky? Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:57 AM ET
    Risk & You - A CNBC Special Report

    From the financial crisis of 2008-2009 to the flash crash of May 2010 and the ups an downs of the past six months of 2011, the U.S. stock market has been a wild rise for investors.

  • Ready to Take on Risk? Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 10:01 AM ET

    There's more to risk than buying a stock, gambling at a casino or taking out an adjustable rate mortgage. How much do you know?

Slideshow

  • Ten Risky Companies In North America Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:15 PM ET
    Risk is a key factor in any financial transaction, but investing in stocks may be among the riskiest. The success of a company is about more than financial performance, and shortcomings in other areas, can put the company — and its shareholders — at risk. GovernanceMetrics International, a leader in corporate governance research, has introduced a list highlighting ten companies and risk issues that "are critical for investors and other corporate stakeholders to monitor and respond to." The debut

    Click to see, in alphabetical order, the 10 North American companies on GovernanceMetrics International's risk list.

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