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  • Seven rules for tech investing

    The overall stock market may have recovered from the Great Recession, but the tech sector has never fully recovered from the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. Here are seven rules for investing in high-tech companies while avoiding wild speculation:

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  • Energy Voices Oil prices: Ukraine crisis jolts energy markets

    Oil prices spiked Monday on an unfolding crisis in Ukraine, while Russian stocks took a beating. Heightening tensions between Ukraine and Russia is reverberating through energy markets, making for volatile oil prices.

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    Ukraine conflict: Global economic crisis brewing or local problem? (+video)

    The crisis in Ukraine is rippling through the global economy, but one economist suggests that by far the greatest consequences are for Russia and Ukraine themselves.

  • Ukraine unrest upsets stock markets

    Continued political unrest in Ukraine coupled with Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggressive statements about invading its neighbor sent US and European markets tumbling.

  • Stocks surge on reassurance from Yellen

    Stocks jumped Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she would continue the central bank's market-friendly, low-interest rate policies. It's a positive shift for the stock market, which had its worst January since 2010 as concerns about growth in China and the US sent investors shifting from stocks to bonds.

  • Dow Jones falls more than 320 points as stocks slide

    Stocks tumbled Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 320 points. Reports of sluggish US growth and investor worries about the global economy pulled stocks down. 

  • Fed steams ahead with bond ‘taper.’ Are global markets ready?

    The Federal Reserve announced it was paring back the pace of its bond purchases by $10b per month – the 'taper' – but made no mention of recent turbulence in global financial markets.

  • What's behind worldwide plunge in stocks?

    Fears of slower growth in China, weaker earnings in US, higher interest rates, and economic woes from Argentina to Turkey cause stocks and emerging market currencies to plummet. Stock market jitters coincide with global shift as developed economies improve while emerging markets slow.     

  • Best stock market since '90s. Is it a 'bubble'? (+video)

    S&P enjoys biggest rise since 1997; Dow has best year since '95. Talk of a bubble is premature, many analysts say, but don't be surprised by a correction for 2014.

  • Global retirement crisis: What it means from Tokyo to Paris

    Even before the Great Recession, workers worldwide faced a looming global retirement crisis. As retirement benefits are slashed and traditional pension plans eliminated, the post-WWII generation will face lower standards of living.

  • Jobless claims hit highest level since March; stocks fall

    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in nearly nine months, pulling stocks lower one day after the Fed's decision to trim its monthly asset purchases sent the market soaring. 

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