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Why saying ‘no’ will boost your career

Famous billionaire US investor Warren Buffett once said, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”<p>Wouldn’t it be a relief to feel confident enough to simply say ‘no’ when someone asks you to take on yet …

You've Probably Been Screwing Up Your French Press Coffee All Along

A new wave of coffee drinking has swept across the country.<p>Coffee houses like Stumptown Coffee in Portland, Oregon and Intelligentsia in Chicago and Los Angeles, turned what used to be a simple cup of Joe into something between an exact science and an art form.<p>We stopped by Maialino, a restaurant …

Coffee

11 Ugly Charts That Confirm China's Dramatic Slowdown

This is down from 7.7% growth in 2013, and the recent data shows that the economy is clearly off to a slower start to the year.<p>Before we launch into the data, it's important to remember that part of the slowdown is intended by China's policymakers as they try to clamp down on lax lending standards …

Markets

George Soros On The World Currency System: Here's An Elephant In The Room He Has Missed

Is it time we shorted George Soros? Judging by his latest book, <i>The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?</i>, he certainly seems to have passed his sell-by date.<p>While the book makes some good points about Germany’s role in imposing gratuitously severe austerity on Europe, for Soros …

Time To Buy China?

Late last year, <i>Asia Confidential</i> made a seemingly outrageous call: that junior gold miners would likely prove the great contrarian trade of 2014. At the time, these stocks were the most hated assets on the planet. By a distance. But valuations were at more than decade lows. And many companies were …

Week Ahead: Markets On Edge Over Russia, Yellen, Fitch

Stock markets are set for what could be another nervous week, with continuing tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine and U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers highest on traders’ minds.<p>A slowdown in China is also weighing on investors. The S&P 500 index ended down 2 percent last week, its …

Invest Like a Hedge Fund: The Pros' 5 Favorite Stocks

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Professional investors are buying stocks with both hands again, taking advantage of a broad market rally that's been …

This chart shows why the DAX could continue to underperform

Kiwi jumps after New Zealand hikes key rate

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The Reserve Bank of New Zealand hiked its key interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.75%, in line with expectations. The New …

Apple’s decline turned America into banana republic

Bananas have become so popular in America that even a major merger and a minor plague might not impact their prices too much.<p>Move over Dole. On …

Plug plunges, Ukraine pops and how Twitter traded the bull market - Need to Know - MarketWatch

Reuters<p>Some of the pressing factors tugging at markets in recent months have lost a bit of their urgency. Earnings season has come and gone with …

China\’s role in copper\’s collapse: Why investors should care

Record margin debt not a sign of stock decline: Bespoke

The S&P 500 is in a \’firmly bullish position\’: Sam Stovall

Five things that could go wrong for markets: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

6 reasons the bull market is here to stay — for now

The market’s behavior during the first couple of months of 2014 has exhibited some eerie similarities to its behavior in 2000, the year the dot-com …

In-the-know insiders are dumping stocks

A previous version of this story, published on March 14, incorrectly described the factors that the Vickers Weekly Insider Report takes into account …

Stock market live blog recap: Add to steep weekly losses on Ukraine jitters; Castlight pops in debut

Goldman\’s bitcoin chart, Fortress invests in a bitcoin vault and more on Mt. Gox: bitcoin roundup

Big investment banks rush to cut China growth forecasts

Small caps, the vote and taking the other side of a Jim Chanos short - Need to Know - MarketWatch

That nasty little turn the market made on Thursday ended up developing into the worst drop we’ve endured since way back in early February. OK, so …

SocGen\’s Edwards says ignore copper\’s recent rout at your peril

China doubles size of yuan trading band in effort to kill one-way bets