General Market News (353 Articles)



One thing that is certain when it comes to the stock market - things change daily. This section will keep you up to date of the latest happenings on Wall Street, and how it might end up affecting Main Street.

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Berkshire Hathaway Reveals Large Stake in Phillips 66

Berkshire Hathaway revealed a large new position in Phillips 66 earlier this week as Buffett bets on a rebound in the price of oil.

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Wall Street on Edge After Last Week's Market Plunge

The recent market plunge has many investors sweating about the state of their portfolios this weekend - will things turn around?

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Bloomberg: World's Richest 400 People Lost $182 Billion This Past Week

According to Bloomberg, the world's 400 richest people lost a total of $182 billion over the past week.

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The Unbelievable Two Day Run of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. surged earlier today after Baker Bros. Advisors announced that they had significantly increased the size of their position in the stock.

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Berkshire Hathaway Reportedly Eyeing Their Largest Purchase Ever

Berkshire Hathaway is reportedly eyeing their largest purchase ever as they are in talks to purchase Precision Castparts Corp.

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Twitter Pops, Plunges in Afterhours Trading Following Release of Q2 Earnings Results

Shares of Twitter popped and then plunged in afterhours trading following the release of the company's Q2 earnings report.

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Amazon.com Now Worth More Than Wal-Mart

Thanks to a surge in their shares earlier today, Amazon.com is now worth more than Wal-Mart in terms of market capitalization.

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Google Adds $65 Billion in Market Capitalization in Just One Day

Google added $65 billion in market capitalization in just one day after reporting their Q2 earnings report - this one day increase is a record.

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Carl Icahn Cashes In On Netflix Position

Carl Icahn revealed earlier today that he has sold out of his position in Netflix - Icahn reportedly realized billions in profit from the position.

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Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders and the "Robin Hood" Tax

Earlier this week, Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled his proposed Robin Hood Tax that would tax every $100 worth of stock sales.

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Berkshire Hathaway's First Quarter Moves: More IBM, Wells Fargo, Less Charter Communications, Inc.

Berkshire Hathaway added to a number of their existing positions in Q1/2015, including IBM and Wells Fargo.

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The NASDAQ Finally Did It

After over 15 years, the NASDAQ finally has something that many people never thought possible - a new all-time high.

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Canadian Government Set To Increase Annual TFSA Limit To $10,000

The Canadian government revealed earlier today that the TFSA contribution limit is set to increase to $10,000 per year.

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Report: Google Very Nearly Purchased Tesla in 2013

According to an upcoming book, Tesla Motors very nearly was purchased by Google back in 2013 thanks to its dire financial straits.

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Disney To Invest $250 Million in Leading Daily Fantasy Sports Site

Disney is going to be investing a total of $250 million into daily fantasy sports site DraftKings.com.

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Deutsche Bank: What If Gordon Gekko Had Bought Heinz/Kraft and Not Warren Buffett?

After the Kraft/Heinz deal was announced last week, Deutsche Bank wondered - what if Gordon Gekko had done the deal and not Buffett?

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Heinz and Kraft Merge; Deal Crafted By Warren Buffett and 3G Capital

Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Partners LP completed a massive deal on Wednesday when they announced the merging of Kraft and Heinz.

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Contractor Subpoenaed in Herbalife Market Manipulation Investigation

Shares of Herbalife spiked after it was revealed that a contractor for Pershing Square had been subpoenaed by the Feds.

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Apple Computer and Microsoft Most Popular Institutional Investor Holdings in Q4/2014

A staggering 62% of all institutional investment managers with over $100 million in holdings reported stakes in Apple as of the end of Q4/2014.

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Buffett Bails Out of Oil

Thanks to the staggering decline in oil prices, Berkshire Hathaway jettisoned their stakes in Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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DJIA Closes Above 18,000 For The First Time

The Dow Jones Industry average closed over 18,000 today, which is a new all-time high for the average.

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Hiccup? Facebook Falls 8% After Releasing Q3 Earnings Report

Shares of Facebook fell 8% after releasing their Q3 earnings report today after the bell. Are shares of the stock now a buy?

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Dow Jones Turns Negative For 2014 After Volatile Week

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now negative for 2014 following an extremely volatile week - where do you think the markets go from here?

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Marissa Mayer Under Fire at Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer, former golden child at Yahoo, is now under pressure from shareholders to make significant changes at the company.

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Unemployment Rate Declines To 5.9% in September

The national unemployment rate declined to 5.9% in September after a total of 248,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were added.

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SEC Charges Two Men With Insider Trading on Pershing Square's Announcement of Bearish View on Herbalife

The SEC has charged two men with insider trading re: shares of Herbalife in a case that could have wide reaching implications.

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Apple Suffering Through Embarrassing iPhone 6 Launch

Apple's iPhone 6 launch is NOT going well and threatens to go completely off the rails.

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Is Carl Icahn Liquidating His Stake in Herbalife?

Shares of Herbalife tanked today after rumors surfaced that Carl Icahn was possibly selling his stake in the company.

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Larry Ellison Steps Down as CEO of Oracle

Larry Ellison, one of the richest people in the world, has officially stepped down as the CEO of Oracle.

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All Eyes on Apple on Tuesday

The eyes of the investing world will be on Apple on Monday as the company is expected to announce a new spate of products.

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Warren Buffett Under Fire For Berkshire Hathaway's Role in Burger King/Tim Hortons Deal

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway are under fire for their role in the recently announced Tim Hortons/Burger King deal.

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Berkshire Hathaway Tops $200,000/Share For The First Time

Shares of Berkshire Hathaway topped $200,000 per share for the very first time in its history earlier today.

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Maker of "Candy Crush Saga" Crushed After Q2 Earnings Report

King Digital, the maker of games such as Candy Crush Saga, is getting crushed in afterhours trading after the company whiffed on their Q2 earnings report.

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Twitter Surges Following Release of Q2 Earnings Report

Shares of Twitter have soared following the release of the company's Q2 earnings report - are you a buyer here?

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Will Bill Ackman Ever Capitulate on Herbalife?

Will Bill Ackman ever capitulate on Herbalife? What will happen if shares of the company continue to rise?

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SEC Lifts Trading Halt on Cynk Technology, Shares Crater 85%

The SEC lifted their halt on shares of Cynk Technology on Friday and the shares promptly fell by over 80%.

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Mark Zuckerberg Adds Another $1.56 Billion To His Net Worth

Mark Zuckerberg continued to add to his fortune on Thursday as shares of Facebook continued to ramp higher.

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Tuesday Promises To Be An Interesting Day For Herbalife Shareholders

Shares of Herbalife will be under increased scrutiny on Tuesday as Bill Ackman has promised to deliver evidence of massive fraud at the company.

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Will Google Be The First Trillion Dollar Company?

Will Google be the first publicly traded company to command a valuation of over a trillion dollars? We take a look in this article.

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SEC Suspends Trading in Cynk Technology

The SEC suspended trading in shares of Cynk Technology following a massive one month run for the company.

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Shares of Cynk Technology Keep Going.. and Going

Shares of Cynk Technology keep rising and rising despite the fact that the company doesn't seem to be much of a company at all.

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Dow 17,000 Likely Coming This Week

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is likely going to hit 17,000 this week, which would be another all-time record for the index.

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Apple Agrees To Its Largest Ever Purchase As It Buys Beats Electronics, LLC For $3 Billion

Apple agreed to its largest purchase in the history of the company on Tuesday after it said it would buy Beats Electronics, LLC for $3 billion.

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Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Plummet Following TV Deal, Release of WWE Network Numbers

Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment plummeted today after the company signed a TV deal and released their most recent WWE Network numbers.

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Apple To Enact 7:1 Stock Split

Apple revealed earlier today that they are planning on splitting their shares 7:1 later in the year - what do you think of this idea?

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David Einhorn: "We Are Witnessing Our Second Tech Bubble in 15 Years"

According to David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, many technology companies are currently massively overvalued. What do you think?

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Netflix To Raise Prices

Netflix revealed earlier today that they will be raising prices for all of their customers, including those in the United States.

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Herbalife Back in Spotlight Following Rumored Government Probe

Herbalife is once again back in the spotlight following the emergence of a rumored government proble.

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March Employment Report: 192,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged

The March nonfarm payroll numbers ended up coming in a bit lighter than expected, which caused the markets to fall on Friday.

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April: Typically One of the Strongest Months for the Stock Market

The markets have been setting new all-time highs as of late, but don't expect that train to be derailed anytime soon.

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Internet Explodes After Facebook Announces Buy of Oculus VR

The Internet exploded today after news of Facebook's planned purchase of Oculus VR leaked to the public.

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Facebook Purchases Oculus VR For $2 Billion

Facebook announced the purchase of the company that makes the Oculus Rift earlier today for $2 billion.

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Ukraine, Fed Uncertainty Set To Weigh on Markets This Week

The ongoing situation in the Ukraine and the upcoming FOMC meeting are two things that will weigh on the markets later this week.

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Netflix, Tesla Motors Continue To Roll

Shares of Netflix and Tesla Motors continue to roll after both posting fantastic years in 2013.

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Facebook Surges After Reporting Q4 Earnings

Facebook has hit a new all-time high following the release of their Q4 earnings report. Increased mobile monetization was a big factor in the company's strong earnings report.

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HSBC Speaks Out on Cash Withdrawal Controversy

HSBC spoke out on the recent cash withdrawal controversy earlier this weekend - do you buy their explanation?

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Netflix: The Party's Not Over Quite Yet

Netflix posted yet another big quarter in Q4, which sent their shares up to a new all-time high in extended trading.

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Nestor Inc. Soars After Traders Confuse It For Nest Labs

Shares of Nestor Inc. roared earlier this week after traders mistook it for Nest Labs, which was purchased by Google earlier in the week.

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Time To Celebrate: Stocks Roared Higher in 2013

The markets roared higher in 2013, as the DJIA and S+P 500 turned in their best years in over 15 years.

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Facebook To Join S+P 500 This Week

Facebook will be joining the S+P 500 this week, as well as the S+P 100. This is a big accomplishment for the company and should help to propel shares even higher.

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Hedge Funds Set to Underperform Stocks This Year - Again

According to Bloomberg.com, the hedge fund industry is set to underperform stocks for the fifth straight year.

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Nasdaq 4,000

The NASDAQ closed above the 4,000 mark for the first time in 13 years earlier today. How high will it go?

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Warren Buffett on Stocks: "They're in a Zone of Reasonableness"

According to Warren Buffett, stock valuations are currently in a zone of reasonableness - do you agree?

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Berkshire Hathaway Acquires Large Stake in Exxon Mobil

Berkshire Hathaway revealed their Q3 quarterly filing earlier this week, and that filing included a large new position in Exxon Mobil.

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Planned Stock Offerings From Fantex Take Hit After Injuries This Past Weekend

Two planned offerings from Fantex took a hit this past weekend following injuries to Arian Foster and Vernon Davis.

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Tesla Motors Drops 14.5% Following Q3 Earnings Release

Tesla Motors dropped almost 15% following the release of their Q3 earnings report - will momentum traders move on now that the stock has slipped?

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All Eyes on Twitter

Twitter is going to be one of the most hotly anticipated initial public offerings of the year - are you going to be a buyer?

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Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates Added To Their Fortunes on Friday

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both had very good days on Friday after their company's both soared after reporting their earnings.

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Elon Musk, Reed Hastings Warn Investors About High Share Prices

Shares of Tesla and Netflix have risen substantially over the past 12 months or so, and the CEOs of both companies are warning against investors getting too carried away.

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Oops! Traders Run Up Shares of Bankrupt TWTRQ, Thinking That It's Twitter, Inc.

Shares of TWTRQ exploded higher earlier today after traders mistook it for the upcoming Twitter, Inc. IPO.

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The JC Penney Madness Continues

The JC Penney madness continued earlier today, as the company announced that they will be offering up to 96.6 million shares.

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Twitter Likely To Choose NYSE For Upcoming IPO

Twitter is likely going to list their shares on the NYSE in another major blow to the NASDAQ stock exchange.

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Here Comes The Hedge Fund Advertisements

As of Monday, hedge funds will be able to advertise on TV, radio and any number of other mediums.

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Blackberry Dishes Blast of Bad News To Its Shareholders Late Friday Afternoon

Blackberry dished out even more news to its shareholders on Tuesday afternoon in the form of a higher than expected Q2 loss.

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Twitter Files To Go Public

With a confidential filing with the SEC, Twitter filed to go public earlier today. Will you buy the IPO?

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Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard To Be Dropped From Dow Jones industrial Average

Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike will all be entering the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the expense of Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett Packard.

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Hedge Funds Piling Into JC Penney

Hedge funds are piling into JC Penney - what do they see that short sellers don't? Can this retailer actually turn around?

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August Swoon: Market Turns In Its Weakest Month Since 2012

The markets had a rough month in August due to a number of different reasons including Syria and rising interest rates. What lies ahead in September?

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Bill Ackman Says "No Mas", Will Dump Entire Stake in JC Penney

Bill Ackman has finally capitulated on JC Penney, as the fund manager revealed that he is selling his entire stake in the company.

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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Hit By Typo

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange was hit by a catastrophic trading error on Sunday, temporarily resulting in a large drop in the TA-25.

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The $18 Billion Retirement Announcement

Steve Ballmer announced his retirement earlier today, causing a massive spike in shares of Microsoft.

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Nasdaq Seizes Up, Shuts For Over Three Hours

The NASDAQ suffered a 3+ hour shutdown earlier today thanks to an unspecified system issue. This is another embarrassing blemish for the stock exchange.

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DJIA Posts Its Biggest Weekly Loss Since June of 2012

The DJIA posted its biggest weekly loss since June of 2012 as investors moved out of dividend yield stocks and into bonds.

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Tesla Surges (Again) After Earnings Beat

Shares of Tesla soared in afterhours trading as the company posted a surprise profit. How high can shares go over the next 6-12 months?

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What Does Jeff Bezos Have In Mind For The Washington Post?

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, has purchased the Washington Post for $250 million. What does he have in mind for it?

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All Eyes on Zuck: Facebook Soars After Q2 Beat

Shares of Facebook soared after the company announced that Q2 revenues and earnings had both topped estimates.

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Netflix Dips After Reporting Q2 Earnings

Shares of Netflix dipped slightly in afterhours trading after the company reported their Q2 earnings.

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From The "Could You Be Any More Obvious?" Files - LEAP

Call option buying in shares of LEAP soared on Friday afternoon, mere minutes ahead of a major merger announcement. Suspicious? I think so.

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Shares of Blackberry Continue To Plunge

Shares of Blackberry have plummeted following the company's most recent earnings report - can the company possibly recover?

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Markets Close Out Strong First Half of Year

The stock market slipped in June but still managed to post a very strong first half of the year.

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State of the Industry: Boston Globe Will Likely Sell For Fraction of 1993 Sale Price

The Boston Globe is likely going to sell for a fraction of the price that it sold for in 1993, which speaks to the weakness in the industry.

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Markets Tank As Fed's Easy Money Policy Seen Coming to an End

The markets tanked for the second straight day as investors continue to fret over the perceived end of the Federal Reserve's easy money policy.

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Facebook Faces Its Shareholders At First Annual Meeting

Mark Zuckerberg faced his shareholders earlier today and was forced to answer numerous questions about the company's ailing share price.

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Tim Cook Turns In His Best Performance as CEO of Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook turned in a great performance earlier this week when he testified in Washington regarding Apple's income tax situation.

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Apple Sells $17 Billion Worth of Bonds

Apple completed the largest corporate bond offering on record earlier today, successfully selling $17 billion of debt to the public.

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Markets Momentarily Tank Due To Fake Tweet

The markets momentarily tanked earlier today after the AP Twitter feed was hacked and a fake Tweet was posted.

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First Look at Q1/2013 GDP Data Set For This Week

The Commerce Department is set to release the first estimate of real GDP Growth for Q1/2013 later this week.

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Apple Continues Its Freefall

Shares of Apple have continued to tumble in recent months, leading many to ask - when will it end?

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"Irrational Exuberance" In The Markets Now? Greenspan Says No

According to former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, there is no irrational exuberance in the markets right now.

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Dow Surges To All-Time High

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has surged to an all-time high, despite the fact that the US economy continues to struggle.

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The Week In the Markets: Apple Drops, Netflix Surges

Apple tanked while Netflix surged - the tale of two tech stocks as one company plummeted while another soared.

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Apple At Risk of Losing Title of World's Most Valuable Company

After an uneven Q1 earnings report, Apple is in very real danger of losing its title of the world's most valuable company.

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Shares of Apple Now Down Over $200 From All-Time High

Shares of Apple momentarily dipped below $500 earlier today and are now down over $200 from their all-time highs.

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Money Poured Into Equity Mutual Funds in First Week of January

Money poured into equity mutual funds in the first week of January, thanks, in large part, to the recent settlement of the nation's fiscal cliff issue.

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Shares of Facebook Continue To Recover

Shares of Facebook continue to recover after an extremely rocky start - have investors regained their trust in Facebook?

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What's Wrong With Apple?

What is wrong with Apple? Shares of the company are down over 25% in the past month - is something wrong with the business?

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NYSE, NASDAQ To Remain Closed on Tuesday Due To Hurricane Sandy

For the first time since 1985, the New York Stock Exchange has had to close due to weather.

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Oops! Google Halted After Q3 Earnings Results Released Four Hours Early

Google was halted midway through today's trading session after their Form 8-K was released erroneously hours before the closing bell.

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Facebook Turns In First Green Week Since IPO

Facebook shares have finally stopped plummeting, as shares turned in their first green week since the IPO.

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Best Online Brokerages

Best Online Brokerages - in my opinion, all four of these brokerages deserve a look from you.

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Facebook, Zynga and Groupon - The Three Horsemen of Underperforming Tech IPOs

Facebook, Groupon and Zynga have all horribly underperformed after their initial public offerings.

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Facebook Drops 11% on Second Day of Trading

Facebook dropped nearly 11% on its second day of trading, and is now down $4 from its initial public offering price.

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Dud: Facebook Closes Just Above IPO Price

Facebook turned in an underwhelming performance earlier today, barely closing above its IPO price.

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Scott Thompson Removed as CEO of Yahoo!

Scott Thompson has been removed as the CEO of Yahoo! after his resume flap. Justified or needless action?

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"Weaker Than Expected" Demand For Facebook IPO?

Say it ain't so! Slackened demand from institutional investors may put a damper on Facebook's upcoming initial public offering.

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Oops! Yahoo's New CEO Caught Lying About His Resume

Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, has been caught lying about his resume. What will happen to him?

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A Mountain of Gadgets: Apple Sold Nearly 60 Million Devices in Q2

Apple sold a mountain of iPhones, iPads, Macs and iPods during the second quarter of 2012.

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Zynga and Groupon - Two Badly Broken IPOs

Zynga and Groupon have both struggled mightily since pricing their IPOs month ago - can they turn things around?

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Facebook Makes a Splash, Purchases Instagram For $1 Billion

Facebook made a splash earlier today after agreeing to purchase Instagram for $1 billion.

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A $100 Billion Question Will Be Answered on Monday Morning

Apple will answer the question of what they are planning on doing with their $100 billion cash horde on Monday morning.

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Good Times: Insider Stock Sales at Highest Levels Since December 2009

Thanks to a surging stock market, insider sales have reached their highest levels since December of 2009 - an ominous sign for the markets?

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Apple: We’ve Created or Supported More Than 500,000 Jobs For U.S. Workers

Apple recently released a page in which they touted the fact that they have created or supported over 500,000 jobs in the United States.

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Will Apple Be The First Trillion Dollar Company?

Will Apple be the world's first trillion dollar company? The company currently has a valuation of nearly $500 billion.

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If You Want Your Portfolio to Outperform, Become a Member of Congress

Studies have shown that the investment portfolios of members of Congress have significantly outperformed the markets over time.

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Credit Suisse: Bank of America Getting Crushed by New Regulations

According to Credit Suisse, Bank of America is getting absolutely torched by new financial regulations.

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Where's The Santa Claus Rally?

With less than two weeks left in December, a Santa Claus rally is looking very unlikely.

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The Big Tank: Groupon in Free Fall Mode

Groupon is gone into free fall mode over the last few days, leading people to wonder - how low will it go?

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Warren Buffett Finally Bites on Technology

Berkshire Hathaway finally dipped their toes into technology last quarter, adding positions in IBM and Intel.

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No More! Bank of America Throws In The Towel on Monthly Debit Card Fee Plan

Bank of America announced earlier today that they have scrapped plans to implement a monthly fee on debit card use.

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The Apple Juggernaut Rolls On

Apple has done it again, posting blowout Q3 earnings that has resulted in the company being valued at over 360 billion dollars.

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More Facebook Nuttiness..

Shares of GSV Capital Corp soared after the company announced that they had purchased a small number of Facebook shares.

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Facebook/Google Rivalry Turns Nasty

It was revealed yesterday that Facebook had hired a PR firm to help spread negative press about Google and their privacy policies.

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Buffett's Big Goldman Score

Warren Buffett Goldman Sachs Investment - Berkshire Hathaway is currently up roughly $3.7 billion on their Goldman Sachs investment - another big score for Buffett.

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Facebook Now Valued at Around $79 Billion

Facebook continues to surge in value, and is currently valued at a little less than 80 billion dollars. Too much?

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The US Economy Grew Slower Than Expected In The Fourth Quarter

The US economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter of 2010, bogged down by lower than expected government and personal spending.

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Warren Buffett Continues To Take The Axe To Berkshire Hathaway's Portfolio

Berkshire Hathaway released their Q4 13F-HR earlier today, and this filing revealed that Buffett and company had sold a total of 8 positions during Q4.

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Credit Card Debt Ticks Up in The United States After a Long Ride Down

Credit card debt has ticked up in the United States for the first time since the collapse of Lehman Brothers back in the fall of 2008.

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Apple Shareholders Get Taken For a Ride on Tuesday

Apple's shareholders have a bit of a hectic day on Tuesday, as the stock crashed off the open and then surged throughout the day.

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Bono Hits Home Run With Facebook Investment

Elevation Partners, the Silicon Valley investment firm co-founded by U2 frontman Bono, has seek its Facebook stake rocket higher in value.

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Nervous Gains for the Markets in 2010

The three major market indexes all posted double digit percentage gains in 2010, but how legitimate were the gains? Is this is indication of things to come?

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Netflix vs T2 Partners LLC

A very civil war of words broke out between Whitney Tilson and Reed Hastings earlier this week. Who will end up being right on Netflix - is it a good short or not?

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It's a New World: Netflix Heading Into the S+P 500, New York Times on the Way Out

Netflix is going in to the S and P 500, while Netflix is on the way out. It's a brand new world out there.

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What Recession? Americans Bust Open The Pursestrings on "Black Friday"

American consumers stampeded into shopping malls on Black Friday, lured by deep discounts and extended hours.

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Has Warren Buffett's Successor Been Found?

Is Todd Combs going to succeed Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway when it comes to managing the storied firm's investments?

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Is Political Gridlock Good For The Markets?

How have the markets historically performed during times of political gridlock in the United States? We Investigate.

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Dow 38,820?

Dow 38,820? According to the editor in chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac, the Dow Jones Industrial Average will go on a massive tear in the next 15 years.

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Are Institutional Investors Giving Up on RIMM?

A number of analysts have turned their backs on RIMM over the past week or so - will institutional investors do the same?

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Outstanding Consumer Revolving Credit Declines For the 24th Straight Month

According to the Federal Reserve, consumer revolving credit balances declined for the 24th straight month in a row in July.

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Unemployment Rate Ticks Higher to 9.6% In August

The August unemployment rate came in at 9.6 percent, up slightly from the month before as any type of recovery in the job market refuses to take hold.

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Institutional Investors Snapped Up Shares of BP During The Second Quarter

A number of large institutional investors snapped up shares of BP during the second quarter, lured in by a rapidly declining share price.

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Small Investors Are Staying Away From Equities

According to the New York Times, small investors are choosing to stay far away from US equities, instead choosing the relative safety of bonds and other investments.

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Germany Rolling While Other Major Economies Continue to Struggle

Germany shocked many this past week when they announced that their economy had expanded at an annualized rate of about nine percent during Q2.

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Tony Hayward Officially Out as CEO of BP

Tony Hayward will officially step down as the CEO of BP in October, and will be replaced by Bob Dudley. Can Dudley repair the damaged company?

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Goldman Sachs Scores Big Victory With $550 Million Settlement

Goldman Sachs announced after the bell today that they had settled their civil case with the SEC for 550 million dollars.

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Microsoft's Bing Search Engine Is On The Rise

Microsoft's Bing search engine is on the rise, and with an impending deal with Yahoo! on the way, Microsoft has to have Google more than a bit worried.

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Tesla Motors Continues To Wilt After Impressive IPO Debut

After getting off to a very strong start in late June, the publicly traded shares of Tesla Motors have wilted over the past week, taking them below their original IPO price.

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BP Using The Internet To Perform Damage Control

BP has taken to the Internet to try and quell public anger by placing ads on both Google and Yahoo! Will they work?

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Elon Musk's Crazy Ride

Who is Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and the man who helped inspire the Tony Stark character in the Iron Man franchise?

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Which Institutional Investors Had The Best and Worst Timing on BP?

Which institutional investors had the best and worst timing when it came to their BP investments? Goldman Sachs, SAC Capital and Bill Gates all made our list.

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Sell in May and Go Away?

There is a saying in the stock market that says - sell in May and go away. Is this saying actually true? Find out here.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust Owned 7,133,000 Shares of BP at End of Q1/2010

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust owned a stack of BP shares at the end of the first quarter - a total of over 7 million to be precise.

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Apple Is the New King of the Technology Sector

Earlier this week, Apple passed Microsoft to become the most valuable technology company in the world. In addition, Apple now has the second highest valuation of any US-based company behind Exxon Mobil.

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The One Stock That the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust Purchased Last Quarter Was..

What was the one stock that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust purchased last month? The Trust decided to purchase 1.5 million shares..

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The Five Most Volatile Days in the History of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had a very volatile day on May 6th, 2010, but it didn't even make the top five list of the most volatile days in the history of the DJIA.

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Did One Trader Sink the Markets Last Week?

Did a single trader help to take down the markets last Thursday? This is the new theory that investigators are currently looking at.

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The Incredible Goldman Sachs Profit Machine

According to a SEC filing released earlier today, the traders at Goldman Sachs did not lose any money at all during the first quarter of the year, banking profits in each of the 63 separate trading days.

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Did a Citigroup Trader Cause the Market Drop Today?

The major market indexes sold off at a staggering clip today, making investors and traders alike ask the question - what the heck happened?

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Warren Buffett: No Plans to Sell Goldman Sachs Stake

Warren Buffett revealed at his Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting on Saturday that his company has no plans of selling their stake in GS, despite recent legal woes for the investment bank.

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Is Goldman Going To Settle?

Is Goldman Sachs going to settle with the SEC? This is the question that the New York Post is asking after a disastrous couple of weeks for the storied firm.

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The SEC's Bounty Program Has Paid Out An Average of $7,597 Per Year Since 1989

The SEC Inspector General released a report earlier this week in which he outlined the fact that the SEC had paid out an unbelievably small amount of money under its bounty program.

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Yahoo! Throws In The Towel on Its Publisher Network

Yahoo! has decided to shutter its Yahoo Publisher Network, which is just another blow to an already reeling company.

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Government To Begin Selling Their Citigroup Common Shares

According to various published reports, the US government will begin selling their sizable 7.7 billion share stake in Citigroup later this year in a dribble-out transaction.

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TheStreet.com Under Investigation By The SEC

Thestreet.com announced after the bell today that the SEC was investigating a recent restatement of earnings that had to do with the company's previously-owned Promotions.com subsidiary.

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Apple Has Nearly Reached "Mega Cap" Status

Apple has continued to explode in value over the past few months, moving it closer and closer towards the vaunted mega cap status.

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Highlights From the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Letter

Berkshire Hathaway released their annual shareholder's letter earlier today, in which Warren Buffett took a couple of shots at CEO and directors of mismanaged companies.

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Wall Street Bonuses Over the Last 20 Years

It is no secret that Wall Street bonuses have absolutely soared over the past few decades - the question is, how much have they grown?

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Which US Equities Does China Currently Own?

The Chinese government, through their sovereign wealth fund, has invested nearly 10 billion dollars in US equities over the past year. Which stocks did they choose to invest in?

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Timothy Geithner: The United States Will "Never" Lose Its Aaa Debt Rating

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has claimed that the United States will never lose their perfect Aaa debt rating. Delusional?

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Apple vs Amazon - Who Wins?

Amazon's Kindle is set to square off against Apple's iPad in the months and years ahead. The question is - who will emerge as the victor?

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Is Lloyd Blankfein The $100 Million Man or Not?

Is the CEO of Goldman Sachs actually going to receive a 100 million dollar bonus, or is this just a rumor? Goldman Sachs vigorously denies that a bonus that large is going to be issued.

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It's Kindlemania

According to Amazon.com, millions of Amazon Kindles have been sold. According to Techcrunch.com, this figure is well over the 3 million Kindle mark and counting.

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Apple Expected to Unveil the "iSlate" Later This Week

Apple is expected to pull the curtain back on their new iSlate device later this week. Will it end up being a hit or a miss?

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Where is the Insider Buying?

Insider buying is pretty much non-existent as the major market indexes continue to surge higher. What gives? Why aren't insiders buying?

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WSJ - Compensation at Major US Financial Companies Set to Top $140 Billion Dollars in 2009

The top 38 financial firms in the United States are set to dish out over 140 billion in compensation according to the Wall Street Journal. What do you think about this?

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Breaking Down the December Unemployment Numbers

The official unemployment rate may have stayed unchanged in December, but the U-6 unemployment rate ticked higher yet again.

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10 Years Ago Today..

Ten years ago today, the economy, stock market, price of commodity, etc. was all very different than it is today. How different?

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When Will China Become the World's Largest Economy?

China just recently passed Japan to become the second largest economy in the world. The obvious question now is - when will they pass the United States?

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China: "Impossible" For Foreign Governments To Double Their Holdings of US Treasuries

China warned the United States in recent comments that the US can not expect foreign governments to double their current Treasury holdings. How will the United States respond?

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Not a Good Couple of Months For Citigroup's Largest Shareholder (The US Government)

Citigroup's disastrous $20 billion dollar share offering this week has only further diminished the value of the government's 7.7 billion share holding in the company.

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Treasury Pulls Plug on Immediate Sale of Citigroup Shares

The Treasury Department has reversed course regarding the sale of some of their shares in Citigroup, announcing that they won't be selling any shares in the company for at least 90 days.

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Report: Citigroup Close To Repaying TARP Money

According to published reports, Citigroup may be on the verge of paying back $20 billion dollars in TARP funds. An announcement may be made later this week.

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Banker Bonus Tax Unleashed In the UK

A windfall bonus tax has been unveiled in the United Kingdom that will charge companies a levy of 50% for any discretionary bonuses of over 25k pounds that they plan on dishing out.

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"Pay Czar" Kenneth Feinberg Will Exempt Some AIG Executives From Salary Cap

According to published reports, pay czar Kenneth Feinberg will be exempting certain AIG executives from the $500,000 per year salary cap.

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Timothy Geithner: No Bank Would Have Survived 2008 Meltdown Without Government Intervention

Timothy Geithner recently went on the offensive, slamming excessive executive pay packages and claiming that Goldman Sachs wouldn't have survived the financial crisis without government aid.

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Peter Schiff: Gold Could Reach $5,000

Is gold a bubble? Peter Schiff certainly doesn't think so, as he is predicting that gold will trade at $5,000 over the coming years.

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Is Bank of America Next To Exit The TARP Program?

Bank of America will reportedly repay the federal government all of the $45 billion dollars in TARP funds that it currently owes next week.

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Should Ben Bernanke Receive a Second Term As Fed Chairman?

Does Ben Bernanke deserve a second term as chairman of the Fed, or should someone else be given the important role of Federal Reserve Chairman?

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The Nine Billion Dollar Check

At the height of the economic meltdown last year, Mitsubishi UFJ wrote a physical check to Morgan Stanley due to the holiday weekend.

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Black Friday Results: Droves of Bargain Hunting Consumers Spent Less Money

Over 195 million shoppers turned out for the Thanksgiving weekend holiday deals, but the bad news for retailers is that their average spend was well down compared to last year.

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The Criticism of Timothy Geithner Continues

Amid calls for his resignation, Neil Barofsky has added fuel to the fire and released a report that was critical of Geithner and the NY Fed's handling of AIG and its counterparty payments.

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Rupert Murdoch vs Google

Will Rupert Murdoch take the extreme step of delisting his sites from Google and ink a deal with Bing? Or is this nothing but hot air from a pissed-off billionaire?

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Goldman Sachs: "We Apologize"

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein recently apologized for some of the activities that Goldman participated in that helped lead to the financial meltdown.

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It's a Great Time to Be An Employee of Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs has dished out an astonishing $16.7 billion dollars through the first three quarters of 2009 in a clear indication that the good times have returned to Wall Street.

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James "Jim" Simons To Retire from Renaissance Technologies

A legend of the hedge fund industry announced his retirement earlier this week, as James Simons announced that he will be giving up his daily duties with the company as of Jan 1, 2010.

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Citigroup Dumps Phibro (and Andrew J. Hall)

Citigroup erased one of its headaches on Friday when it agreed to sell Phibro LLC to Occidental Petroleum for a reported $250 million dollars.

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Saudi Arabia, Japan Among Countries Denying Knowledge of "Secret" Oil Deal

Countries are furiously denying allegations that they are looking to replace the US dollar as the currency of choice for oil trading - do this make it untrue however?

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Banking Executive Uses "Borrowed" Foreclosed Mansion to Live, Throw Parties

A high-ranking executive at Wells Fargo has reportedly been using a foreclosed Malibu Beach mansion to entertain guests and live for the summer.

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Geithner Gets Grilled

Timothy Geithner, Treasury Secretary of the United States, recently agreed to sit down for a Digg Dialogg interview. The result: some pretty interesting questions and answers.

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AIG's New CEO, Robert H. Benmosche, To Receive $7 Million a Year In Compensation

AIG decided to pay new CEO Robert H. Benmosche $7 million dollars a year in base compensation, as well as potential million dollar bonuses. Does he deserve this money?

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Goldman Sachs CEO to Employees: No Big Purchases Please

The CEO of Goldman Sachs recently advised employees at his firm to avoid purchasing high-tickets items in an order to avoid more outrage from the general public.

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Andrew J. Hall: Where's My $100 Million?

Should Andrew J. Hall, head of Citigroup's enormously profitable Phibro division, have his contract honored, which would see him receive around $100 million dollars in compensation this year?

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Warren Buffett Up $2.6 Billion Dollars on Goldman Sachs Investment

Remember when many people were openly laughing at Warren Buffett and his multi-billion dollar investment in Goldman Sachs? Well, Buffett has proven the naysayers wrong, once again.

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Tradeking Review

Tradeking review which analyzes the reasons as to why you may want to try out Tradeking.com as your online stock brokerage of choice.

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General Motors Briefly Trades at $1

General Motors briefly traded down to the $1 earlier today before sharply rebounding. How long will it be until the company hits penny stock status once again?

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April U-3 Unemployment Rate Comes in at 8.9%; U-6 Rate at 15.8%

The markets rallied on Friday morning after the U-3 unemployment rate came in at 8.9%. Investors were optimistic about the fact that the pace of job losses seemed to be slowing.

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Optimism Abound As Markets Tick Higher

Is the Great Recession over? Is the worst of the economic meltdown now behind us? Consider this article before you plow your money into the equity markets once again..

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Warren Buffett Speaks

Warren Buffett had a number of interesting things to say at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder's meeting this weekend. He sounded an alarm for the newspaper industry, and also warned of possible inflation.

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Credit Card Interest Rates Continue To Trend Higher

Credit card interest rates continue to trend higher despite the fact that interest rates are at record lows - what gives? Why the disparity?

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More Bank Stress Test Leaks

There has reportedly been yet another bank stress test result leak - this time, at least six banks are said to be needing additional capital.

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Jim Cramer vs Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini has lashed out at Jim Cramer, calling him a buffoon after recent comments from Jim Cramer regarding the world-famous NYU professor and economist.

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Elizabeth Warren Throws Down The Gauntlet

Elizabeth Warren, watchdog of the Trouble Asset Relief Program, is set to release a report later this week that will be sure to have people (and executive at banks) talking.

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$17.2 Trillion Dollars In Total US National Debt By 2019 Under President Obama's Budget Plan?

The Congressional Budget Office released their preliminary analysis of President Obama's budget plan, forecasting rising national debt and deficits, as well as a return to economic growth in 2010.

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Salaries Could Be Going Up at Bank of America

Will Bank of America be raising base salaries for key employees of the firm? Will this help to deflect angry criticism, or will the public be just as outraged?

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Richard Bernstein and David Rosenberg Both Leaving Bank of America

Richard Bernstein and David Rosenberg have both handed in their resignation papers at Bank of America - both strategists are extremely well respected and will be missed by BofA.

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Next Bull Market May "Hinge" On The "Net Generation"? Uh Oh

Tobias Levkovich, an analyst with Citigroup, recently suggested in a report that any upcoming sustained bull markets in the United States may rely on the Net Generation for their strength. Will the Net Generation rescue the markets?

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AIG Bonus-Gate Continues To Heat Up

The Obama adminstration is reeling due after reports that hundreds of millions of dollars in bonus money was paid out to AIG employees over the past few months - will Timothy Geithner survive this public outcry?

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TheStreet.com CEO Thomas Clarke Hits The Eject Button

TheStreet.com CEO Thomas Clarke bolted the company following Jim Cramer's disastrous appearance on the Daily Show earlier this week. Is TheStreet.com finished?

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Dow, Rohm & Haas Merger

The latest news on the proposed Dow, Rohm & Haas merger. Dow has agreed to purchase Rohm & Haas for $78 per share, but the deal has experienced many snags along the way.

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Ben Bernanke: "Reasonable Prospect That The Current Recession Will End in 2009"

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testified to Congress on Tuesday, and said that there was a possibility that the recession would end in 2009, if the banking system started to stabilize.

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S&P 500 Within Striking Distance of Its November Lows

The markets continued lower on Tuesday, and are now dangerously close to their November lows. Will these lows hold, or will we head lower? What could possibly reverse the tide at this point?

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Goldman Sachs to Clients: Bet Against The S&P 500

Goldman Sachs sent out a report earlier today, advising clients to put on a bear put spread on the S&P 500 - this means that they are advising their clients to bet against the S&P, as they feel that the index is headed lower.

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Would You Support a Financial Transactions Tax?

There was an op-ed piece written in the New York Times yesterday that advocated for a 0.25% financial transactions tax. Is this a good idea, or a horrible one?

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Will The "Money on the Sidelines" Ever Return?

There is billions upon billions of dollars on the sidelines right now, sitting in cash and cash equivalents. Will this money return to the markets any time soon, or are bulls full of false hope?

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Tunisia Was The Best Performing Stock Market in 2008

Major market indexes took a predictable hit in 2008. Tunisia was the best performing stock market of 2008, turning in a gain of 10% - every other index in the world was red in 2008.

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Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain: I'd Like $10 Million Dollars, Please

The CEO of Merrill Lynch, John Thain, is requesting a $10 million dollar bonus from Merrill Lynch's compensation committee.

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UBS AG Analyst David Bianco Makes "Bold" Prediction for S&P 500 Next Year

David Bianco, analyst at UBS AG, made a bold prediction on Wednesday, saying that the S&P 500 could rise as much as 53% next year, due to cheap valuations and aggressive government intervention programs.

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BVI Global Fund Ltd (of Tudor Investment Corp) Temporarily Suspends Withdrawals

Tudor investment Corp. recently announced a plan to split their BVI Global Fund Ltd. into two separate funds, including the "Legacy" funds that would hold the firm's hard-to-sell assets.

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Carl Icahn Boosts Stake in Yahoo! to 5.5%

Carl Icahn announced earlier this week that he had increased his stake in Yahoo! Is the naming of a new CEO next for the company?

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Barton Biggs - "We Are In For the Mother of All Bear Market Rallies"

Barton Biggs of Traxis Partners believes that we are close to a major 30-50% bear market rally. Is he right?

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Citigroup Is Going To Have A Hard Time Finding a Buyer

Can Citigroup avert collapse and secure much-needed funds over the weekend? Will anyone step up to buy the company, or is Citigroup doomed to fail?

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What's Wrong with Berkshire Hathaway?

Berkshire Hathaway dropped 12% on Wednesday and is currently down over 40% on the year. What's wrong with Berkshire Hathaway?

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101 of All S&P 500 Stocks Now Trading for Less than $10 Per Share

101 of the 500 stocks that are listed in the S&P 500 are currently trading for less than $10 a share, illustrating just how bad things are right in the stock market.

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Mark Cuban Is Sued by the SEC

The SEC filed a civil suit against Mark Cuban in a Dallas courtroom today, alleging that the owner of the Dallas Maverick engaged in illegal insider trades.

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Top Goldman Sachs Executives, Including CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Will Not Receive Bonuses This Year

Seven key Goldman Sachs executives, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein, will not be receiving bonuses this year.

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Best Buy: "Most Difficult Climate We've Ever Seen"

Best Buy's CEO has reported that this is the most difficult retail climate that he has "ever" seen. How bad will things get this year for retailers?

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Deutsche Bank Drops the Hammer on General Motors: "Shares are Worthless"

Deutsche Bank poured some more dirt on General Motors on Monday, proclaiming that the company will be completely worthless in 12 months.

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Platinum Grove Asset Management LP, Another Myron Scholes Hedge Fund, Is Struggling As Well

Platinum Grove Asset Management LP, a hedge fund co-founded by Myron Scholes, is down a reported 38% on the year.

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Jerry Yang to Microsoft: Buy Us. Please?

Jerry Yang has publicly spoken out about Microsoft, and seems to be heavily indicating that Yahoo! would look favorably on another buyout offer.

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Tight Credit, Low Consumer Confidence and High Gas Prices Conspiring to Destroy the US Auto Industry

General Motors reported a precipitous 45% drop in auto sales in October compared to last year, while Ford reported a 30% drop. Can the US auto industry recover from this?

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HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index Down 19.6% YTD

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index is down nearly 20% on the year, offering a much grimmer picture of the under-siege hedge fund industry.

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Where Is the Stock Market Headed in November?

One of the worst months in the history of the markets is now over. Where will the markets head in November of 2008? Here are some things to expect..

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The Mother of All Short Squeezes: Volkswagen

Volkswagen briefly became the most valuable company in the world on Tuesday after panicked short-sellers in the stock attempted to cover their shares.

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Can the Citadel Investment Group Survive?

Can the Citadel Investment Group recover after sustained major losses in 2008? Rumors are swirling about the health of the multi-billion dollar fund.

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A Tale of Two Companies: McDonald's vs Starbucks

McDonald's and Starbucks have been gone in opposite directions since the fall of 2007. McDonald's has traded higher, but Starbucks has plummeted. Why?

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Hedge Fund Industry Posts Worst Month Since At Least 2000

The hedge fund industry posted its worst month since at least 2000 in September after succumbing to the falling global stock markets and credit contagion. The industry posted a one-month loss of 4.75% in September.

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Christian Siva-Jothy Ignores Downturn in Hedge Fund Industry as His SemperMacro Fund Posts Large Gain in September

Christian Siva-Jothy and his SemperMacro fund posted an extremely strong gain in September as equity markets plunged. Siva-Jothy is a former head of proprietary trading at Goldman Sachs.

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Warren Buffett Is Enthusiastically Bullish on US Equities

Warren Buffett recently published an op-ed piece in the New York Times, extolling the virtues of investing in the US equities market. Some were surprised by his extremely and unabashedly bullish stance.

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Andrew Lahde Flips Wall Street The Bird, Rides Off Into Sunset

After posting a stunning 870% gain in 2007, Andrew Lahde has decided to close the door of his hedge fund permanently, but not without a few choice words for Wall Street.

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The Stock Market Crash of 1987 (Black Monday) Revisited

The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst one-day drop (percentage-wise) of all-time on October 19th, 1987.

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Wall Street 2: "Money Never Sleeps" Reportedly on the Way

Michael Douglas is reportedly giving consideration to reprising his role as Gordon Gekko in a proposed sequel to "Wall Street" entitled "Money Never Sleeps."

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Some Notable Hedge Fund Heavyweights, Including Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, Liquidated Many of Their Positions in Recent Days

Many of the "heavyweights" in the hedge fund industry moved to heavy cash positions over the past few days, which surely contributed to last's weeks slaughter in the stock market.

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Historic Stock Market Volatility Leads to One of the Biggest One-Day Rallies in Wall Street History

Monday saw one of the biggest one-day stock market rallies in the history of the North American markets as the DJIA, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all soared over 11%.

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Goldman Sachs Turns Bearish On Oil, Calls For Year-End Price of $70 A Barrel

Goldman Sachs, one of oil's biggest bulls during its ascent to dizzying heights over the past couple of years, has turned short-term bearish on oil and other commodities.

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FOX Business Network (FBN) Going After Jim Cramer Hard During Market Meltdown

The Fox Business Network (FBN) Has Run Some Very Unflattering Print and TV ads over the past week, attacking Jim Cramer. Fair game or over the line?

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Will Morgan Stanley / MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) Deal Go Through as Planned?

Will Morgan Stanley's share price falling through the floor, many market watchers are wondering if MUFG will either walk away from the deal, or at least attempt to re-negotiate the terms of the deal.

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2008 Is On the Verge of Becoming the Worst Year Ever for the Nasdaq Composite

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S+P 500 are both down a great deal in 2008, but what about the Nasdaq? How does 2008 compare to some of the previous worst years for the Nasdaq?

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The Worst Years in the History of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

What have been the worst annual performances for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and how does 2008 compare?

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Aggressive Interest Rate Cut by Australia's Central Bank Likely Start of Coordinated Global Rate Cuts

Australia's Central Bank has aggressively slashed interest rates today, leading many to believe that this is the start of a global coordinated interest rate reduction.

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Neel Kashkari, 35 Year Old Advisor To Henry Paulson, To Oversee $700 Billion Dollar Bailout Program

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, 35 year-old Neel Kashkari is being tapped by Hen...

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What Now for the Financial Markets?

After a very up-and-down week for the stock markets, investors are nervously looking forward to next week. Will the markets continue to tank or begin to rebound?

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The Stock Market Plunge on Monday Changed Many People's Minds About the Bailout

The Stock Market Plunge on Monday Likely Ensured the Passage of a Revised $700 Billion Dollar Bailout Deal. People Panicked, and now they want some sort of bailout to soothe the markets.

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Five of the Biggest One-Day Drops in the History of the Nasdaq

Five of the biggest one-day drops in the history of the Nasdaq stock exchange.

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The Church of England Attacks Short-Sellers and Debt Traders

The Church Of England Launched a Surprising Attack Against Short-Sellers, Calling Them "Grave Robbers" and "Asset Strippers"

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Why Is IBM On the Prohibited Short Sale List?

IBM was inexplicably added to the prohibited short sale list earlier this week, leaving many market watchers scratching their heads at the bizarre decision.

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Warren Buffett Scores Sweetheart Goldman Sachs Deal

Berkshire Hathaway is purchasing five billion dollars worth of Goldman Sachs perpetual preferred shares with a dividend payment of 10%.

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Ragingbull.com Relaunches In Midst of Crippling Market Meltdown

Ragingbull.com, a product of the 1990s Internet Boom, relaunched their site on Monday in the midst of a massive market meltdown.

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Proposed Federal Bailout Numbers: Nearly $2 Trillion Dollars and Counting

The Great Bailout of 2008 May End Up Costing the Taxpayer Over Two Trillion Dollars

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SEC To Temporarily Ban ALL Short-Selling?!?!

The SEC is proposing a complete temporary ban of all short-selling. The ban, while not yet enacted, could be announced as soon as Friday.

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Warren Buffett Putting Berkshire Hathaway Money to Work In Face of Crumbling Market

While the stock markets crash, Warren Buffett is accelerating the pace of his purchases, snapping up a number of companies on the cheap.

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Financial Sector Has Lost Well Over a Trillion Dollars In Market Capitalization Since October of 2007

29 of the Biggest Companies in the Financial Sector Have Lost Well Over a Trillion Dollars of Market Cap in the Past Year

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The SEC Drops the Hammer on Naked Short Selling

The SEC issues a new press release, clarifying their policy regarding the banning of naked short-selling.

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Government To Provide Secured Loan to AIG and Take an 80 Percent Stake in the Company

The United States Government Will Provide A Loan to AIG And Take Over 80 Percent of the Company

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The Stock Market Goes Into Complete Meltdown Mode on Monday

The stock market seized up on Monday after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch was purchased by Bank of America.

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Merrill Lynch Agrees to Buyout From Bank of America; The Financial Landscape Continues to Abruptly Change

Merrill Lynch Agrees to $44 Billion Dollar Buyout from Bank of America

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Lehman Brothers on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Lehman Brothers is on the brink of declaring bankruptcy, barring any last second deals.

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RK Capital Management LLP Down As Much as 30% in August

RK Capital Management fell as much as 30% in August due to the stunning decline in commodities prices.

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How Pissed Off Are Yahoo Shareholders Right Now?

Disgruntled Yahoo shareholders are growing increasingly angry in the wake of the stock's rapid decline.

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Hedge Fund Capital Inflows Have Slowed to a Trickle in 2008

Hedge fund capital inflows are slowing down at an alarming rate, due to the drop-off in the real estate market and the subprime mortgage meltdown.

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Atticus Capital Has Lost Over Five Billion Dollars in 2008

According to various sources (Forbes, Reuters and others), activist hedge fund Atticus Capital has d...

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Another Friday, Another Bank Failure; FDIC May Borrow Money from U.S. Treasury

Another Friday, another bank failure in the United States.

This time it was Integrity Ba...

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Nasdaq Delistings Way Up in 2008

The major stock exchanges (such as the Nasdaq and NYSE) are encountering weakness from all sides in ...

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Altor Equity Partners Closes Three Billion Dollar Altor Fund III

Despite "turbulent fundraising markets", Altor Equity Partners have successfully closed their third ...

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Tudor Investment Tensor Fund Up Nineteen Percent YTD

Tudor Investment's Tensor Fund is currently up almost 19% YTD according to an article in the New Yor...

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Harbinger Capital Partners Funds Raises Stake in Cablevision

Things are about to get a bit more interesting for Cablevision and its management - it was revealed ...

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Andor Capital Management LLC Shutting Its Doors

It's the end of an era as Andor Capital Management LLC has announced that it will...

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BP Capital Drops in July

BP Capital, the hedge fund run by famed investor T. Boone Pickens, suffered a 35% drop in the commod...

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JPMorgan Chase & Co's Thomas Lee: Stocks Will Rise "Much Higher" by End of 2008

Thomas Lee, the chief equity strategist at JP Morgan Chase & Co., has gone on rec...

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George Bush to Ken Wilson: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Needs Your Help

"Is there a Goldman Sachs employee in the house?"

The Wall Street Jour...

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Banks to the SEC - We'd Like Some Protection From Short-Sellers Too

Did the SEC really expect anything different?


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SEC To (Temporarily) Halt Naked Short Selling on Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Seventeen Brokers

Ok, this is too funny.

The SEC announced today that short-sellers...

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Chinese Hedge Fund Manager Shells Out $2.1 Million for Lunch Date with Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is without a doubt the best investor that ever lived.

But are his words o...

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Goldman Sachs Clearly Knows What It is Doing

So on May 5th, Goldman Sachs came out with a recommendation that investors should add to "U.S. finan...

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Warren Buffett: "US Already in a Recession"

In an interview published in Germany's Der Spiegel weekly on Sunday, Warren Buffett sought to douse ...

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Arjun Murti - The Man Behind the "Super Spike"

Arjun N. Murti has made a number of headlines over the past few years after making a couple of bold ...

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Champion Air Goes Out of Business Just In Time for the NBA Finals

Big deal right? Yet another airline goes under.

If you are a sport...

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Goldman Sachs: Possibility of $150-$200 Per Barrel of Oil "Increasingly Likely" Over Next 6-24 Months

A group of Goldman Sachs analysts, led by Arjun Murti, released a report today saying that there was...

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Google Rises to the Heavens After Posting Strong Q1 2008 Earnings

There was a great deal of hand-wringing before Google announced its Q1 2008 earnings on Thursday aft...

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$10 Per Share for Bear Stearns?

Multiple news outlets tonight are reporting that JP Morgan Chase Co. is in talks to increase its off...

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Wall Street Job Market Falling Apart

Given the turmoil in the financial services market, now is not a good time to be a newly-graduated M...

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Endeavor Capital Loses 27% In One Day

According to the Financial Times, Endeavor Capital, a three billion dollar London-based hedge fund, ...

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V (Visa) IPO Prices; Set To Open For Trading on Wednesday

The hotly-anticipated V (Visa) IPO has priced tonight at $44 per share, and will open for trading on...

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Barton Biggs of Traxis Partners LLC Predicts 1,000 Point Uptick in the Dow

These are certainly interesting times on Wall Street right now.

On Friday, Bear Stear...

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Paulson and Co. Continues Their Red-Hot Run

If you thought that Paulson and Co. was destined for a let-down after 2007's massive year, then John...

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Carlyle Capital Corporation Gets Pounded After Failing to Meet Margin Calls

Carlyle Capital Corporation touched off a wave of selling on Thursday, especially in mortgage real e...

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Focus Capital is the Latest Hedge Fund Casualty

Focus Capital, a one billion dollar hedge fund (or at least, it used to be a one billion dollar hedg...

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Is Thornburg Mortgage In Danger of Falling into Bankruptcy?

It certainly hasn't been a good couple of weeks for Thornburg Mortgage.

Their stock, ...

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Blue River Asset Management Avoids Collapse By Raising $100 Million in New Capital

Hedge fund firm Blue River Asset Management managed to avoid the fates of several other prominent he...

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Phil Goldstein of Bulldog Investors Fund Challenging SEC on Hedge Fund Advertising Laws

Phil Goldstein of the Bulldog Investors Fund is preparing to take on the SEC over the coming weeks o...

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One Man's Pain is Another Man's Gain; Pimco Looking to Swoop in and Buy Mortgage and Municipal Debt

Over the past week or so, we've heard of three different situations in which companies have had to d...

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Peloton Partners LLP Asset Seizures A Sign of Things to Come for Hedge Funds?

Yesterday we told you that Peloton Partners had decided to shut down their "ABS Master Fund", a fund...

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Peloton Partners LLP To Shut Down ABS Fund; Halts Redemptions for Multi-Strategy Fund

Another day, another hedge fund casualty.

Today, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters ...

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Visa Files for IPO; Will Be Largest US Initial Public Offering Ever

Markets in turmoil? Who cares?

Visa filed proposed terms on Monday with the Securitie...

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Warren Buffett Increasing His Exposure to US and International Equities?

What's that line that Warren Buffett has?

"Be fearful when people are greedy and be g...

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Insider Buying Signaling a Major Bottom in the Market?

According to Bloomberg, CEO's, directors and other senior officials are buying more shares in their ...

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A Microsoft / Yahoo Merger Would Only Mean Good Things for the Search Engine Industry Over Time

Google, which normally plays it fairly close to the vest, went absolutely wild this past weekend, st...

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Will There Be a Bidding War For Yahoo Now?

Microsoft fired a shot heard around the world late last week when they announced that they had plans...

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Will a Three Percent Fed Funds Rate Help to Revive the Housing Market in the United States?

With the housing market plummeting and many Americans watching their net worths evaporating before t...

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The Impact of Microsoft's Bid for Yahoo

What a double whammy of news for the search engine world.

First, Google announced aft...

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Can Google Possibly Maintain Its Earnings Growth And Continue To Post Better Than Expected Earnings Reports Every Quarter?

With Google reporting their Q4 2007 earnings tonight, you have to start to wonder when the Google ro...

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Societe Generale "Victim" of Major Fraud

Societe Generale, France's second largest bank, has apparently fallen victim to the single large fra...

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Sensex Crash | The Sensex is Crashing

Indian stock analysts and economists tried to sooth the growing fears of Indian and international in...

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Lower Valuations + Weak American Dollar + Desperation = Foreign Buying Bonanza of American Companies

I remember back to the late 1990's when the US dollar was a pillar of strength. I remember hearing a...

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Alan Greenspan Working as an Advisor for Paulson & Co? That's Just Wrong

Of all of the thousands of hedge funds that Alan Greenspan could have taken an advisory position wit...

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Paulson Credit Opportunities Fund - How the Fund Had Such an Explosive Year in 2007

In 2007, according to Bloomberg, the Paulson Credit Opportunities Fund returned almost 600%, finishi...

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Ten of the Top Performing Hedge Funds of 2007

In 2007, news of poorly performing hedge funds seemed to dominate the financial headlines. There was...

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Is the Credit Card Industry Next to Feel the Pinch?

A few years ago, there were plenty of easy ways to raise money to support your lifestyle, especially...

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Google, Microsoft and Yahoo Settle with Department of Justice for "Promoting Online Gambling"

The Department of Justice yesterday announced that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo had all agreed to set...

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Berkshire Hathaway Hits $150,000 for the First Time

Believe it or not, people actually have the audacity to try and say that Warren Buffett's results ar...

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Not All Hedge Funds Have Had Rough Years

You may think when you open up the Wall Street Journal or the business section of your local paper t...

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"Mystery Trader" Makes Huge Bet on DJ Eurostoxx 50 September Puts

There was quite a lot of rumbling on Monday about an "anonymous investor" that had made a very bold ...

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Could Countrywide Financial (CFC) Possibly Go Bankrupt?

Bankruptcy is a possible scenario for Countrywide Financial Merrill Lynch said on Wednesday, sending...

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KKR IPO Needs to Be Postponed

I feel like Dr. Obvious for even saying this, but KKR really needs to stop kidding themselves when i...

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Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Moves Closer to Going Public

Och-Ziff moved closer to becoming a publicly traded company on Tuesday, as they filed an Amendment t...

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Is the Repeal of the Short Sale Tick Test Rule Behind This Market Volatility?

I was reading through the Wall Street Journal this morning, and an article caught my eye that made m...

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Goldman Sachs Global Equity Fund Gets 3 Billion Dollar Bailout

Goldman Sachs on Monday announced that they would be sinking $2 billion dollars of their own money i...

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LEND / Lone Star Merger - Everyone Got It Wrong

Numerous hedge funds got it wrong, as they piled into LEND on Friday, causing the stock to run up ov...

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Tykhe Capital: Some Funds Down as Much as 31% Month to Date

Sorry to pile on the bad news, but it's bad out there in quant land.

Tykhe Capital, w...

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Liquidation of Quant Hedge Fund Positions Behind Market Fluctuations?

This has not been a good year to run a quant hedge fund.

One after another, these "ma...

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Jim Cramer Goes Bananas on CNBC

Jim Cramer is passionate about the market. He's passionate about the economy. And now he is extra pa...

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Insider Trading Is Running Rampant on Wall Street

TXU. Dow Jones. Acxiom. Aquantive. HCA. First Data.
What do these companies have in common?
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SEC To End the Short Sale Tick Test Rule



Short-sellers everywhere are rejoicing tonight.

The SEC...

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Terry Semel Out; What Now for Yahoo?

A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a friend about Yahoo! This is a company with so much potenti...

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The US Government Deals Yet Another Blow to the Online Gambling Industry; Neteller Blows Up

Well, Neteller didn't actually blow up. But if you were using your Neteller account to fund your ...

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