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  • The SEC is working to improve the way it monitors and regulates the markets. Here's what needs to be done.

  • John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    At a time when hedge funds seem gripped by fear, a few big-name investors are betting on large companies that are increasing their sales in China, Brazil and India, reports The New York Times.

  • Ah, the good old days of 1960. It was pretty simple then. Not so in 2010. Here's a brief history.

  • More than half of all stock trades are the result high-frequency trading. Does that put the system at risk?

  • There is genuine concern that changes in market trading structure are leading to the death of stock-picking as we know it.

  • US stocks managed to hold onto small gains of 0.14% and higher for the week after investors sold off at the beginning of the week on fears about the world’s banks capital requirements and slow economic growth that pushed up gold futures to a new nominal record close.

  • Stocks closed higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Chevron and Merck gained, HP fell.

  • Stocks are modestly higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Merck and Chevron gained, HP fell.

  • Stocks trimmed gains amid light volume in a largely upbeat week for the market and as President Barack Obama holds a press conference focused on the U.S. economy.  Honeywell and Altria rose, HP fell.

  • Bill and cash

    Those who live off their savings and investments are hit hard by falling interest rates, as corporations borrow cheaply and sit on the cash. The NYT reports.

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    “The outlook is strong for executives,” says one expert. “Companies are trying to get executives that can help them capture the era of growth — instead of just trying to survive the recession.”

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • The Dow and S&P snap a 3-week losing streak as both benchmarks managed their best first trading week of September since 1982 and all ten main sectors of the S&P rose for the week, with four up by more than 4% led by Financials.

  • Sphygmomanometer

    Workplace wellness programs are on the rise as employers battle health care costs and strive to keep their employees health and productive. According to the National Business Group on Health, this upward trend means companies will be increasingly looking for people to work in this field.

  • Young Employees

    Business research shows that, in thinking about business and careers, today’s college students are concerned about people who live and work in distant locations. What’s more, they are ready and eager to act on their concerns.

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    The administration's announcement has spurred a flurry of meetings between healthcare providers and IT vendors to get the ball rolling. This is a major step in transforming and automating our beleaguered healthcare system. But as these backdoor meetings take place, why are you still filling out paper forms and seeing doctors scribble notes on paper charts? And does it really matter?

  • Stocks surged to extend gains on Wednesday, after a U.S. manufacturing report showed surprising strength, and signs emerged of a growing global economy. Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund, and Kent Croft, CIO and portfolio manager at Croft Value Fund, shared their best plays.

  • SONY READER

    Whoever said technology was dehumanizing was wrong. On screens everywhere — cellphones, e-readers, A.T.M.’s — as Diana Ross sang, we just want to reach out and touch.

  • Investors are holding their breath as we head into September, which is historically a terrible month for stocks. Will past levels of support continue to hold?

  • Silicone Chip

    Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are reporting this week that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization of computer memory that has been the basis for the consumer electronics revolution.