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  Wednesday, 6 Jul 2016 | 1:45 PM ET

Stock swings are no match for bond boom

Posted ByKelly Evans
CBOE traders
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People complaining about how risky the stock market is ought to take a look at the so-called safety of today's bond market.

An aging population, an institutional aversion to the volatility of stocks (which are often said to already be trading at "fully valued" levels), and the persistent bearishness of most investors on the "macro" economy have all combined since the 2007-08 financial crisis to push a global wave of money that otherwise might purchase stocks into bonds instead.

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  Tuesday, 5 Jul 2016 | 1:51 PM ET

Google Glass not a flop in the emergency room, doctor says

Posted ByLaura Petti

A comeback for Google Glass?
Comeback for Google Glass?   

The medical community is breathing new life into Google Glass.

The once-anticipated hot tech trend that consists of a pair of eyeglasses with a computer, microphone and camera built into the frame failed to catch on with the broader mainstream market when it debuted to select consumers in 2013. But now, the old technology is taking on a new function — serving as a tool for doctors in emergency situations.

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  Friday, 1 Jul 2016 | 12:26 PM ET

Yes, Brexit is messy, but it's also way overblown

Posted ByKelly Evans

Singer: Brexit is short-term pain, long-term gain   

Crisis? What crisis?

Billionaire George Soros, speaking Thursday, a week after Britain voted to leave the European Union, said that "shocking" decision has "unleashed a crisis in the financial markets comparable in severity only to that of 2007-8."

The Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney, meanwhile said it was likely "some monetary policy easing," like a rate cut, would be necessary in response.

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  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 | 4:49 PM ET

Economy might be stronger than you think: Bove

Posted ByKelly Evans
Consumer spending rose in July, but Dick Bove, Rafferty Capital, discusses how this data could be understating the economy. Is the economy doing better than reported? »Read more
  Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 | 11:00 AM ET

Veteran value investor Olstein: Here’s what’s wrong with the market today

Posted ByKelly Evans

Value Spark: Bob Olstein on Netflix
Value Spark: Bob Olstein on Netflix   

Don't get Bob Olstein started on Netflix. Or Cisco. Or Tesla.

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  Sunday, 12 Jun 2016 | 3:00 PM ET

Health care gets connected (literally) with patients via tech boost

Posted ByLaura Petti
Doctor performing surgery
Vladimir Smirnov | TSS | Getty Images
Doctor performing surgery

The health care industry is turning to high tech to help consumers think healthy.

Even with hacking threats and privacy breaches everywhere, technology and health companies are using connected health — an emerging field that links patients and doctors remotely — to boost health care analysis and diagnoses.

With that in mind, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health opened last week, with a goal to use the internet of things, another hot technology field, to innovate the health care space.

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