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  • Netflix changes the game again

    Netflix changes the game again

    Netflix has a history of surprising the industry. After progressing from red envelopes in the mailbox to streaming movies, Netflix may become a premiere network like HBO and Showtime.

  • Currency markets: Yen tumbles after intervention

    Currency markets: Yen tumbles after intervention

    Currency markets reversed some of the gains of the yen after the G-7 announced that they would intervene to reduce the value of the yen. The Japanese currency lost nearly two yen against the dollar on currency markets.

  • Stocks climb back from lows to end higher

    Stocks climb back from lows to end higher

    Dow average gains 161 points as traders send stocks up broadly. Dow is now positive for the year.

  • Ivy League diplomas still worth price of admission?

    Ivy League diplomas still worth price of admission?

    Other schools may provide comparable educational value. But Ivy League schools provide an incomparable social network that can help graduates throughout their careers.

  • World's top 5 economies: Most Americans already think China is No. 1

    World's top 5 economies: Most Americans already think China is No. 1

    It's official. On Feb. 14, China was recognized as the world's second-largest economy after the United States. Japan released its 2010 economic figures, announcing that its full-year GDP was $5.47 trillion – about 7 percent smaller than China's. But read between the lines and look beyond the top three rankings. You find that Americans are already convinced that the US has fallen behind China, that Japanese are not necessarily dismayed at the news that they've fallen to No. 3, and that other nations are showing notable economic changes.

  • Stock prices rise as Egypt's crisis eases

    Stock prices rise as Egypt's crisis eases

    Stock prices climb Monday in Asia and Europe. Stock prices expected to rise in the US.

  • Japan's economy in deep trouble? Look again.

    Japan's economy in deep trouble? Look again.

    Standard & Poor’s cut its rating on Japanese sovereign debt one notch last week, strengthening the naysayers. But with falling unemployment, large reserves, and rising corporate profits, 'Japan is punching well above its weight,' says one analyst.

  • Gold ATM: Why settle for cash? Withdraw gold.

    The New Economy Gold ATM: Why settle for cash? Withdraw gold.

    Gold ATM, installed in a Florida mall Friday, lets customers buy by the gram or ounce.

  • New EPA rules will erode power grid reliability, report finds

    New EPA rules will erode power grid reliability, report finds

    Energy reserves available to the power grid for peak use could be cut in half, says an industry report, as power plants are retired for noncompliance with stiffer clean-air and clean-water rules.

  • Is coal power headed for a downsizing in US?

    Is coal power headed for a downsizing in US?

    Utilities may close up to 1 in 5 coal-fired power plants after tougher EPA air pollution rules go into effect next year, Wall Street investment banker Credit Suisse recently reported. Coal power is losing its price edge to natural gas, too.