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  • Dow Jones: a seesaw day of tension

    Dow Jones: a seesaw day of tension

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared more than 170 points after a better-than-expected jobs report, dropped more than 500 points, and has since pared most of its losses.

  • Emerging markets vs. Japanese investors: Guess who's more aggressive

    Emerging markets vs. Japanese investors: Guess who's more aggressive

    Emerging markets in Asia-Pacific have investors who are more conservative than those in Japan and other developed Asian nations. The big problem for emerging markets: Investors are not planning ahead enough.

  • Opinion Why a Gen Y guy is begging to raise his Social Security retirement age

    With a down economy, the majority of the Millennial generation has nothing saved for retirement. But they’re also most at risk for not getting Social Security payments later in life. Raising the retirement age would help ensure that something is left for them.

  • Carmageddon? Please! Four of the world's worst traffic jams.

    Carmageddon? Please! Four of the world's worst traffic jams.

    The 10-mile shutdown of Interstate 405 this weekend in Southern California is being called 'carmageddon.' Will Los Angeles set the new world record for worst traffic jam? Here are four of the worst traffic jams worldwide.

  • MySpace finally sold for some $35 million

    MySpace finally sold for some $35 million

    MySpace, a struggling competitor to Facebook, is bought by ad network Specific Media. The $30 million to $40 million price for MySpace is less than what News Corp. had hoped to sell it for.

  • Top 5 states for business

    Top 5 states for business

    The economy may be looking better for some states this year, but budget woes are a challenge from east to west. In its fifth annual ranking of America’s Top States for Business, CNBC for the first time took into account state budget gaps among the 43 metrics that go into its rankings. That made for some interesting changes this year, with last year's Nos. 1, 3, and 5 states falling while other states climbed in rank. Here are the Top 5 states for business:

  • Natural gas: Shale firms' balance sheets raise 'red flags'

    Natural gas: Shale firms' balance sheets raise 'red flags'

    Natural gas shale companies' financial statements don't add up, says Dallas Fed advisory member. Companies have high leverage, little cash, and very low estimates for natural gas extraction, she says.

  • Newt Gingrich's biggest problem: too many words, or too little cash?

    The Vote Newt Gingrich's biggest problem: too many words, or too little cash?

    Newt Gingrich said his recent campaign troubles came from consultants who wanted him to measure his words more carefully. Were they right? Or does he just need more cash?

  • Facebook IPO set for Q1 of 2012: report

    Horizons Facebook IPO set for Q1 of 2012: report

    Facebook may be going public. Meanwhile, even as IPO news careens around the Web, one site says Facebook growth in the US is not as robust as it once was.

  • Medicare, other entitlements mean US worse off than Greece

    Medicare, other entitlements mean US worse off than Greece

    Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security obligations put the US in terrible financial straits, says PIMCO's Gross. Public debt, Medicare, and other entitlements mean the US on the hook for nearly $100 trillion.