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  Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

Ryan, Biden Sling Plenty of 'Malarkey' in Debate

Posted By: Henry Blodget

Politics is not generally a fact-based realm, and last night's VP debate was no exception.

According to Robert Farley, the Deputy Managing Editor of FactCheck.org, both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan stretched or stomped all over the truth during the debate.

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  Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:12 AM ET

Two Debates, No Mention of Fed. Is That Possible?

Posted By: Aaron Task | Editor in Chief, Yahoo! Finance

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With two debates down and two to go, there's a lot of talk about who's winning and losing, about "style points" and, of course, intense scrutiny on what's been said. But let's take a moment to reflect on what hasn't been discussed or hasn't gotten nearly enough attention at the halfway point of the debate cycle.

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  Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

Why the 'Smart' Money Is Underperforming the Market

Posted By: Bernice Napach

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Hedge funds are having one of their worst performing years in over a decade. Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that hedge funds are posting their smallest gains since 1997, and through the third quarter this year advanced just over 3% while the S&P 500 (GSPC) gained 13%.

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  Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

Don't Believe the Social Media Hype: Author

Posted By: Aaron Task | Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo! Finance

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Whether it's stories about Facebook hitting 1 billion users or Twitter's influence on the election, barely a day goes by without some report on the importance of social media.

B.J. Mendelson turns the conventional wisdom about social media in his new book, "Social Media Is Bullshit."

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  Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

Why Austerity May Be Over in Europe

Posted By: Morgan Korn

Austerity may not be the solution to Europe's problems after all.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the harsh austerity measures European officials are pushing could produce the opposite effect on struggling eurozone nations like Greece and Spain. Speaking in Tokyo at the annual meeting of the IMF and World Bank, Lagarde indicated that she had become concerned that government cutbacks were limiting growth and inadvertently exacerbating the region's debt crisis. The IMF warned that European governments had misjudged the severity of budget cuts and tax increases on their economies and that more austerity could lead to a deeper financial troubles.

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  Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

PC Sales Collapse: Is the Personal Computer Dead?

Posted By: Henry Blodget
Sales of personal computers worldwide declined a shocking 8% in the third quarter, according to technology research firm Gartner. »Read more
  Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

Why Does Wall Street Dislike President Obama So Much?

Posted By: Bernice Napach
While Wall Street typically prefers a Republican in the White House, since Obama took office in late January 2009 the stock market has surged. Why then do many folks on Wall Street dislike Obama? »Read more
  Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:34 PM ET

Coke, Pepsi Join War on Obesity: 'Calories Count'

Posted By: Morgan Korn

The soda industry has taken a new approach to the war on obesity. Starting early next year, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will begin posting calorie counts on select vending machines in Chicago and San Antonio.

The revamped vending machines will be rolled out as part of a competition between government workers in the two cities. (Municipal employees in San Antonio and Chicago are engaged in a "wellness challenge").

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  Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:56 PM ET

Wall Street Compensation Bounces Back

Posted By: Bernice Napach

While government prosecutors pursue lawsuits against JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo for "misconduct" in the mortgage market, and Wall Street firms complain about new regulations, compensation on the Street is rising.

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  Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:39 AM ET

Why Apple's Stock Is Dropping

Posted By: Henry Blodget

Apple's stock is now down about 10% from its recent pre-iPhone high.

Suddenly, the Apple bulls have gone quiet.

Suddenly, you don't hear everyone agreeing that Apple's obviously going to $1,000 or on its way to becoming the first $1 trillion company anymore.

So, what's going on?

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  • The Daily Ticker covers the most important business stories of the day -- the economy, investing, corporate leadership and politics. The Daily Ticker picks up where Tech Ticker left off and is hosted by Aaron Task and Henry Blodget. Often serious, sometimes irreverent and always interesting, The Daily Ticker gives viewers a unique take on the business world's most crucial stories.

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