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\’Death of volatility\’ in stocks can thank Fed\’s easy money policies

Cheap but good: Five bank stocks that surprise

Americans don’t trust global banks, which is understandable: They did so much, for so long, to earn that mistrust. But for investors, there’s money …

Emerging Market Banking Crises Are Next

Financial headlines have rightly been dominated by the largest 7-day sell-off of the Chinese yuan on record. Everyone’s speculating whether it’s been a deliberate move by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) or not. The consensus is that it’s been PBOC initiated to shake out carry trade speculators …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is …

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This Year

After years of meteoric gains fueled by category-busting product launches like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple’s revenue growth has slowed. Apple’s …

Reconsidering History as We Enter the New Year

Conventional understandings of history are continually changing as historians and scientists try to patch together an understanding of the Earth and …

Paleontology

Wall Street Analyst Crams 700 Years Of Data Into 12 Charts 'You Can't Ignore'

"The starting point of any financial analysis must surely be a consideration of the economic cycle: not just where we stand within the current cycle, but more importantly, where that cycle fits within broader economic history," writes Paul Jackson in his final note to clients in his role as an …

Stock Markets

What Will End The Wall Street Bubble?

Anyone who has been around Wall Street long enough cannot help but be concerned about the blowing of a new bubble. The S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is hitting one new high after another; NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is racing towards the elusive pre-dot.com crash mark; and a number of hot stocks are trading at …

Tesla Gains as Wedbush Sees Shares Hitting $240

Shares of Tesla (TSLA) are driving higher this morning after Wedbush upgraded its shares to Outperform from Neutral.<p>Wedbush analysts Craig Irwin and …

Qualcomm builds learning computer chip inspired by human brain

Computer technology still lags far behind the abilities of the human brain, which has billions of neurons that help us simultaneously process a plethora of stimuli from our many senses. But Qualcomm hopes to shrink that bridge with a new type of computer architecture modeled after the brain, which …

Get Ready: Wearable Tech Is About to Explode

The technology you've come to expect in computers and smartphones will increasingly be found in devices worn on your wrist or on your head. Or on your back or even on your feet.<p>The market for wearable technology -- such as Google Glass, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch or FitBit, a wearable …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Tesla patents next-gen battery that will last 400 miles

One common problem with electric cars is there is a lack of charging stations to charge the cars on long drives. “After you run out of battery power, …

10 surprising economic trends that rule the world

<i>What’s going on in the world today?</i> It’s hard to keep up. Some facts are familiar to anyone who reads the news. Unemployment is high. Growth is slow. Shale gas is a big deal. But beyond the caps-lock headlines, subtler, but no less significant, shifts are changing the US economy and reshaping the …

Health Care

EasyJet profits soar by 48%

EasyJet raised its profit expectations for the full year after it attracted more business and leisure passengers and enjoyed a strong summer.<p>The budget airline said in a trading update that pre-tax profit for the 12 months to 30 September is expected to have increased by at least 48% to between …

Tesla Takes A Breather Passing $184/Share Due To Outstanding Convertible Debt, Warrants

Tesla has been on a tear in 2013, showing its first quarterly profit, raising $1 billion in cash, paying off its government loan, and enjoying a more than 400% gain in its share price year to date.<p>Today, however, Tesla slipped 6%, settling around the $180 per share mark. After having risen to a 52 …

'Canadian Buffett' may struggle to save BlackBerry

Value investor Prem Watsa may struggle to squeeze more value from BlackBerry.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Prem Watsa, a successful value investor known as the "Canadian Warren Buffett," may struggle to squeeze any more value out of his investment in floundering mobile company BlackBerry.<p>BlackBerry said Monday …

Bosch Lauches Off-the-Shelf Home Solar Power Storage System

Consumers and homeowners can now get their hands on a home solar power and battery system, thanks to Bosch. Called the BPT-S 5 Hybrid, the integrated …

No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered, Scientists Say

<i>From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman:</i><p>Arctic sea ice extent has likely reached its seasonal minimum, dropping to the sixth-lowest level in the 35-year satellite record. This year’s melt represents a significant gain in sea ice extent from last year — when the ice cover plummeted to a record low — …

Associated Press News

Syrian government says war has reached stalemate

The Syrian conflict has reached a stalemate and President Bashar al-Assad's government will call for a ceasefire at a long-delayed conference in Geneva on the state's future, the country's deputy prime minister has said in an interview with the Guardian.<p>Qadri Jamil said that neither side was strong …

Gold prices soar after Fed fails to taper stimulus

Gold bugs were called back into action Thursday as the market digests the fact the Federal Reserve didn't scale back quantitative easing as widely expected.<p>The price of gold futures for December trading on New York's Comex rose 4.6% to $1,367.70 on Thursday, the metal's biggest gain since 2009, …

Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying oil spill evidence

<b>A US court has accepted a guilty plea from Halliburton for destroying evidence connected with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.</b><p>In a statement, the company said it had agreed to a fine of $200,000 for the unauthorised deletion of a computer record.<p>One of the firm's employees was also charged on …

China sets out to name and shame the country’s worst polluters

China’s authorities seem to be taking the country’s coal pollution problems more seriously. The ministry of environmental protection this week announced the country’s first set of coal reduction quotas in northern China—close to Beijing, Tianjin, and some of the country’s most polluted …

China

A new dawn for China-Mexico relations?

Print this page<p>You might have thought that Mexico and China, two export-focused, manufacturing-driven economies, would be interested more in …

Twitter gunning to go public before Thanksgiving, says report

The social network reportedly wants to raise more than $1 billion before the US holiday, which is just two months away.<p>Twitter and its bankers will be fat and happy come Turkey Day if inside sources have their facts straight.<p>The social network is gunning to get its shares on the public market prior …

EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's second stab at a proposal to set the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants would make it impossible for companies to build the kind of coal-fired plants that have been the country's biggest source of electricity for decades.<p>Under …

Hassan Rouhani: young Iranians' hope for an end to isolation

For young Iranians accustomed to living under the repressive regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the past few days have felt very different indeed.<p>The release of 11 political prisoners, the temporary lifting of government filters on social networking sites, and the warming of Iran-US relations ahead of …

Commercial Solar Market: The big boom to come

Solar Novus Blog<p>Solar CEO Unfazed by Solar Tariff<p>The Clock is Ticking on The Other ITC<p>Studying the Impact of the Solar Eclipse on Solar Power<p>The US …

Solar Power