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  • Debt Spotlight Slowly Turning Towards the US Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 5:06 AM ET

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the US has warned that unless policymakers act, then growing budget deficits will cause debt to rise to unsupportable levels.

  • Economy Is 'Touch and Go': Alan Greenspan Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 4:16 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    The US economy is in the middle of a pause in a modest recovery that feels like a "quasi-recession," Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said Sunday.

  • Fed Will Ease Monetary Policy on Aug. 10: Economist Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 3:17 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    "We now believe that current conditions have moved policymakers into action and that the FOMC will adopt a more accommodative stance at its 10 August meeting," a Nomura economist said.

  • Top 10 Women Advisors of 2010 Sunday, 1 Aug 2010 | 9:41 PM ET
    Each year, Barron's ranks the , reflecting not only the volume of assets these women oversee, but also revenues generated and the quality of their practices.We admire the list so much we decided to replicate part of it — with Barron's permission, of course — highlighting the top 10 women to make the list this year. We're also discussing financial matters and the economy with five of these outstanding advisors. You can catch those interviews every day on  during the week of Aug. 2.Click ahead to

    Each year, Barron's ranks the top female financial advisors, reflecting not only the volume of assets these women oversee, but also revenues generated and the quality of their practices. Learn more.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Economic reports on jobs, manufacturing and the consumer could be what trips up stocks in the week ahead, deflating some of July's 7 percent gain.

  • 10 Most-Shorted S&P 500 Stocks Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    US stocks are vacillating between the positivity of strong earnings reports and the negativity of soft economic data. Short-sellers are on the prowl, looking to exploit weakness in heavy-volume names. Here are the 10 most shorted S&P 500 stocks. If momentum picks up, these stocks could be susceptible to a short squeeze. A report from TheStreet.

  • History shows that the S&P 500's performance during the three calendar months leading up to the presidential election have been a good predictor of whether the president or his party are re-elected.

  • Stocks Finish Up Over 7% for Month of July Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks ended relatively flat Friday after a disappointing GDP report but the Dow logged its best month in a year, rising more than 7 percent.

  • March of the Profitless IPOs Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 4:01 PM ET

    Expect to see highly leveraged, profitless deals as private equity looks to exit into a market that appears interested mostly in the trade, not the company.

  • Feeling Helpless? Try 'Picking Your ETF Spots' Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    Although corporate America is clearly feeling better, Americans outside of finance are still feeling the pain. Markets are trading in a tight range. It could be this way for awhile, but you’re not helpless: Just pick your spots and look for those areas that are delivering. We’ve found a few recently.

  • Ad Spending Seeing 'Double-Digit' Growth: Agency CEO Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 2:53 PM ET

    Clients have taken a point of view that said "if we invest now in a stable environment—with moderate growth as the expectation—then we are going to pick up share," the CEO of MDC Partners said.

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    "One reason why the equity market is struggling of late is because you can only drive and gaze through the rear-view mirror for so long," one market pro says of weak GDP growth.

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Strategists Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 1:19 PM ET

    Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Don Schreiber, founder, president and CIO of WIB, and Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates, shared their best plays.

  • Warner Chilcott's Special Cash Dividend Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 12:32 PM ET

    Warner  is a product of a leveraged buyout—it does trade, but is still owned in part by private equity. Perhaps this is the reason for the significant size of the leverage recap.

  • Will Internet Sales Tax Become Law? Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Dueling pieces of legislation, both of which were introduced in Congress in July, address the issue of whether to close the loophole that allows online shoppers in most states to avoid paying  sales tax.

  • Stocks See-Saw After Economic Reports Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks see-sawed after economic readings on consumer sentiment and business activity offset disappointment with a lower-than-expected GDP report.

  • Li Lu

    Charlie Munger has told the Wall Street Journal that "in my mind, it is a foregone conclusion" that Chinese investor Li Lu will become one of Berkshire Hathaway's top decision makers on investments.  Based on hints in the article from Buffett himself, that could happen sooner rather than later.

  • Equity Markets Are Still Looking Cheap: Chief Investor Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:14 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses on Friday after a better-than-expected consumer sentiment reading. They initially opened lower after US government reports that showed economic growth slowed in the second quarter. What does this mean for the markets going forward?

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Halliburton, Expedia and More... Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 10:58 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Morici: What Today’s GDP Report Really Says Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    The White House is pumping sunshine—the economy is in tough shape. Fourth quarter GDP numbers show the economy is not growing fast enough to create jobs and bring down unemployment.