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  Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 3:59 PM ET

Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs in December: ‘Slow and Steady’ Recovery

Posted By: The Daily Ticker
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The U.S. economy added 155,000 payrolls in December, pretty much right in line with expectations. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.8%.

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  Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

'Social Investing' Grows as Nation’s Mood Darkens

Posted By: Bernice Napach
A makeshift shrine for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT.
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A makeshift shrine for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT.

Days after Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to kill 20 first graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newton, Connecticut, California's Treasurer urged the state's Teacher's pension fund to sell its stake in Cerebus Capital Management which owns the Bushmaster manufacturer.

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  Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 12:47 PM ET

Can an Aging Bull Market Regain Its Blush of Youth?

Posted By: The Daily Ticker
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The scenario for stocks in 2013 hinges on whether an already mature bull market can find the right combination of supplements and psychology to age gracefully for another year.

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  Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

Seth Godin's Key to Success: 'Do Something Ridiculous'

Posted By: Aaron Task
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In his latest book, The Icarus Deception, Seth Godin argues that most of us have been "brainwashed" and need to "do something ridiculous" in order to succeed in the new economy.

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  Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 2:28 PM ET

Is 2013 the Year Japan's Economy Turns Around?

Posted By: Bernice Napach
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So much for the lost decade. Despite an economy in recession and a government debt burden twice the size of its GDP, Japan's stock market rallied 23% last year--its biggest gain since 2005 and more than twice the profit in U.S. stocks.

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  Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

IPOs Are Due for a Comeback in 2013: Survey

Posted By: Nicole Goodkind
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Last year was not a good year for initial public offerings. Only 128 companies managed to IPO compared with the 154 that did in 2011 and the long term average of nearly 200 per year. The median proceeds raised by IPOs fell by 23% and 40% of companies ended up worth less than their initial price ranges.

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  Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

Don't Short Bank Stocks, but It's Time to Take Profits: Consultant

Posted By: Morgan Korn
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Big banks overall had a phenomenal year in 2012.

For example, shares of Bank of America (BAC) gained 107.3% last year, making it one of the best performers in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI).

But will the bull-run in bank stocks continue in 2013?

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  Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

Markets Undergoing a 'Certainty Rally'

Posted By: Morgan Korn
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U.S. markets cheered the fiscal cliff bill on Wednesday morning, with all the major market indexes up more than 2% in recent trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) rose 259 points to 13,364 and the S&P 500 Index (GSPC) climbed 30 points to 1,456.

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  Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:57 PM ET

How the Republicans Are Winning the DC Fiscal Battle

Posted By: Henry Blodget
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To listen to the moaning of some Republicans in the House of Representatives, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Republicans are losing the fiscal battle in Washington.

Actually, they're winning.

To see this, you just need to step back and look at the tax deal and the country's fiscal trends from a broader perspective.

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  Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

'Cliff' Avoided but Trifecta of Fiscal Debates Looms

Posted By: Stacy Curtin

The "fiscal cliff" has been avoided after last minute negotiations between the White House and Congress. President Obama is expected to sign the bill that House members approved late Tuesday night.

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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.