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Asia's Key to Mobile-Game Dominance: Give 'em Away for Nothing

The video-game industry is used to experiencing continual change – in fact, even the phrase “video game” is rarely heard these days, particularly by …

S&P 500

Companies Still Love to Be 'Liked'

In some ways, it almost seems quaint: liking a company on Facebook – the Web 2.0 version of sending an email that now seems soooo 2010.<p>But if …

Social Media

Online Ad Strength? Just Ask Google and Facebook

Whether it’s widgets or online advertising, the math is the same: even if you’re selling something that’s declining in price, you can still come out …

Mobile Devices

Sandy's Lasting Impact: Booming House Prices

It’s hard to believe, but this past Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting the Jersey Shore.<p>In the end, 24 states were …

Airline Stocks Have Gained Altitude

It’s not often that we’re able to associate the phrase “hot investing sector” with the airline industry.<p>In an industry where outperformance – even …

Copper's Drop: a Hiccup or a Haymaker?

It hasn’t been a great year for copper prices, but you wouldn’t necessarily know that if you’d only been paying attention for a few months.<p>The metal …

Jobs Data May Have Left 'Taper' Talk On the Table

The general consensus after last week’s delayed employment report from the Labor Department was that the numbers left a lot to be desired.<p>The final …

Small-Caps Are Showing Separation – Again

As investors watch the S&P 500 continue its climb toward another new round-number all-time high of 1800, it’s easy to forget that it’s the smaller …

After Fossilizing the PC, Tablet Makers Take On Each Other

It seems almost quaint, those innocent days of 2010, when Apple first introduced the iPad and some thought the competition against “netbooks” was …

Tablets

Earning Season's Here - It's Time to Find Some Losers

With Alcoa’s profit report this past Tuesday, the unofficial start to this quarter’s earnings-reporting season is upon us.<p>For many investors, it’ll …

Investing

The Early Birds Are Reaping the Shale Oil Boom

We all know about the can’t-miss shale oil sector, right? The one that’s redefining American energy independence and delivering barrels of profit for …

Oil

Police-Gear Surge Helps Gun Stocks Shoot Higher

What might simply look more equipment for another episode of Cops is turning out to be a bullish development for the stocks of weapons makers.<p>Shares …

Smith & Wesson

As Volatility Rises, It May Be Time to Get Boring

It’s been a crazy October, with highly pressurized situations eliciting reversals of fortune on an almost daily basis.<p>And that’s just the baseball …

S&P 500

Is This the Dawn of a Generic Drug Boom?

A significant, but somewhat confusing reality that seemed lost in this week’s government shutdown battle over the Affordable Care Act was that the …

Health Care

Investors Forgot to Panic Over the Medical-Device Tax

As the Affordable Care Act neared its Oct. 1 starting date, the heads of medical-device companies weren’t exactly lying down in the wake of a new …

Cancer Cases Are Rising, And So Is The Fight Against It

OK, here’s the good news first: percentages of people getting cancer and dying from the disease have both fallen since 1991.1<p>The bad news?<p>With an …

Cancer

Ready or Not, Here Comes Obamacare!

While its long-term funding didn’t look to be particularly certain this past week, the Affordable Care Act — which has already given us wonderful …

The BRICs Are Building Momentum

If one needs any indication that investors’ appetite for risk is near its high end, look no closer than the recent performance of emerging-market …

Markets

Online Advertising Getting a 1-2 Punch from Facebook, Twitter

Admit it – you were one of those chuckling at Facebook last year.<p>Sure, you remember: the hugely anticipated IPO that gave new meaning to the phrase …

AdTech

Fed Keeps Pushing the Housing Recovery Button

Is it possible the best thing for a continued rally in homebuilder stocks may be the fact that the Fed thinks the housing market is going …

Interest Rates

Taper Fail Gives Gold Prices A Boost

You may have noticed after the Federal Reserve decided on Wednesday to unabashedly continue its bond-buying program that stocks took the cue to surge …

Precious Metals

Another New iPhone, Another Surge in Mobile Internet Stocks

This year probably won’t go down as the best ever for Apple – or its investors. The company’s stock has slid 12% as the most recent iterations of …

Asia's Economic Doldrums May Have Just Ended

Remember those fears about slowing growth in China and the continued sluggishness in Japan?<p>Economic data out this week suggest it may be time for …

Economic Data

China's Solar Survivors Are Starting to Surge

It’s been an excruciatingly extended wait for many long-term investors in Chinese solar companies, but an upswing in both financial results and stock …

Regional Banks Are Ready For the ‘Taper’

As speculation increases that the Federal Reserve is poised to shrink the size of its bond-buying program in the wake of a slowly improving US …

Property Insurers Finding Higher Ground

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that an outsized number of natural catastrophes and an extended period of low interest rates during the …

CBS Shows Content Is King

It’s bad enough that people across the country have been missing telecasts of the US Open tennis championship, but were the powers-that-be really …

Market Fear Fueling Precious Metal Prices

With the broader stock market recently coughing up a decline of more than 4%, many investors are fleeing for what they perceive as safe …

Chinese Internet Stocks Stay On a Hot Streak

Few sectors have defied the broader US market’s downturn of the past month, but another strong earnings report by a Chinese Internet player has …

Mobile Internet Stocks Bounce Back

Who knew it would take Carl Icahn to make Apple interesting again?<p>Yes, that’s a broad overstatement, but after spending the first half of 2013 losing …