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  • Volcker rule: what you need to know

    The revamped Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank Act meant to rein in the sort of risky trading that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, passed Tuesday morning.  Here's how the Volcker rule will affect investing.

  • Upfront Blog They saw the crash coming

    Before the financial meltdown of 2008, a handful of prophets raised warnings. Most people didn't listen. Why? Because most people have a hard time seeing outside the bubble of the present moment.

  • Nasdaq shutdown prompts steps to avoid future breakdowns (+video)

    Nasdaq shutdown that put trading on hold for three hours Thursday is ramping up the pressure on financial markets to take steps to avoid and better manage future snafus. The Nasdaq shutdown is also expected to trigger new rounds of regulatory scrutiny on computer-driven trading.

  • Gold prices fall as dollar strengthens

    Gold fell 1 percent Monday morning, hurt by a stronger dollar and worries over the US Federal Reserve possibly tapering its stimulus program. The decline follows a 7 percent drop for gold last week. 

  • Stocks stumble after a fake tweet announced White House attack

    Stocks lost and then recovered on Tuesday after a false tweet announced an attack on the White House. In a matter of minutes, the stock market declined by one percent. 

  • Worst lapse in years: Fed probes early release of minutes

    More than 100 people received Federal Reserve policy minutes some 24 hours before their scheduled release. Federal Reserve and federal regulators are looking to see if any stocks or other securities were traded based on the information. 

  • Gas prices hit a historic high: What's driving them up?

    Gas prices hit a national average of $3.59 Monday – the highest ever for a Feb. 11. Several factors will continue to drive up costs, but not to last year's highs, analysts say.

  • UBS to pay $1.5 billion in fines over LIBOR rate scandal

    The Swiss bank agreed to the fine Wednesday, settling with US, British, and Swiss regulators. In the case, UBS employees tried to rig the London Interback Offered Rate, or LIBOR, using different currencies.

  • Energy Voices The real reason behind oil price rises

    In an interview, energy economist James Hamilton reveals how demand for oil keeps outstripping production, even with new shale oil supply coming from the United States.

  • Briefing Libor scandal: What is it and why you should care

    One bank caught trying to rig an interest rate may be tip of an iceberg. With an estimated $300 trillion in loans or derivative contracts around the world pegged to the interest rate, the scandal is again shaking faith in major international banking centers like Wall Street and London City.

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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