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Chinese 'low-level' banking crisis biggest threat to global economy

China is on the verge of a "credit event" that authorities will tightly manage to maintain the country's financial stability, says JPMorgan's chief …

Six Strange Things That Have Been Happening in Financial Markets

"May you live in interesting times" is sometimes said to be an ancient Chinese curse.<p>Interesting things have certainly been happening in the …

Billionaire investor Ron Burkle says bankrupt Fresh & Easy 'was in a free fall'

Ronald W. Burkle said his investment firm, Yucaipa Cos., tried its hardest to save Fresh & Easy, the struggling grocery chain that filed for bankruptcy protection last month but ultimately couldn't overcome bad decisions made by the previous owner.<p>The billionaire investor, who made his fortune in …

Volkswagen got even more bad news this morning

Fresh on the heels of its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen no longer leads global auto sales.<p>Bloomberg reported Monday that Toyota sold 7.49 …

Shell and BP prepare for further cost-cutting as oil prices stay low

Results this week could give more detail on savings to protect dividend payments<p>Britain’s oil giants are preparing to make further cuts to their investment plans in the face of plummeting crude prices.<p>Shell, like many oil explorers, has already slashed spending and jobs to counteract the effects of …

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions. Becoming a stock market millionaire isn't an easy task and it isn't a …

3 Investment Gurus Share Their Model Portfolios

How do some of the most respected investors on the planet think Americans should be investing their money? NPR talked to three about what a retirement portfolio should look like.<p><b>David Swensen</b> has made an average return of 13.9 percent a year over the last 20 years for Yale, adding $20.6 billion to …

"Shadow" Short Convexity: If You Short 'Fear', Be Prepared For 'Horror'

<i>Excerpted from Artemis Capital Management letter to investors,</i><i></i><b>Pre-emptive strikes on financial risk through unconventional monetary policy amplifies</b> …