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  • Time to get used to a bumpy stock market. Again (+video)

    US stocks have been jittery due to worries over China and anticipation over the Federal Reserve's meeting this week. But the relative calm of recent years has been even more remarkable.

  • Harvard MBAs say fighting wealth inequality is a top priority

    The US economy is showing signs of strength not seen since since the 2011 recession, even in the face of a shaky global market. However, the increased prosperity is not being distributed equally – a trend some business elites are saying is becoming a problem.

  • What makes a Kickstarter success story?

    Entrepreneurs have been raising money using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter for years, but what separates a million dollar idea like 'The World's Best Travel Jacket' from a failed campaign?

  • August jobs report raises questions about the Fed's next steps

    The US economy added 173,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent – its lowest level since April 2008. The report is the last before the Federal Reserve's September meeting, and it sheds little light on whether the Fed will finally pull the trigger on interest rates. 

October 8, 2015

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A man dressed as Chewbacca from the Star Wars series speaks on his cell phone as he arrives for New York Comic Con in Manhattan, Thursday. The event draws thousands of costumed fans, panels of pop culture luminaries and features a sprawling floor of vendors in a space equivalent to more than three football fields at the Jacob...

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