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The media has failed us

Financial media is not helping us become better informed or better investors. These outlets devote too much of their airtime to forwarding partisan propaganda...

Feds claim dollar will rise in 2011

Never mind the lackluster economy, the huge trade deficit or the government's piles of debt: The U.S. dollar is still expected to outperform most...

Obama’s New Year’s resolution? Fix the economy, stupid

President Barack Obama has set his New Year's resolution high for 2011: repair the struggling economy. In his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday,...

Rock legend Chuck Berry stricken before Chicago show

Rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry felt ill and was checked out by ambulance medics before a show Saturday night, a Chicago fire official said. An...

Expedia pulls the plug on American Airline tickets

Expedia Inc. has stopped selling tickets on American Airlines flights, the latest twist in a simmering pricing dispute between American and travel websites. "Expedia has...

Into the verbal trashbins of history

This story might be epic, and could even go viral, but not if Lake Superior State University has anything to do with it. Just...

Mortgage lenders now cast themselves as saviors

PacWest Funding's CEO watched in late 2007 as rival mortgage brokerages, banks and collaborators collapsed under the weight of the declining housing market. Fearing his...

There’s a party going on…but will it be a boom or...

A bout of profit taking seems likely early next year after the S&P 500 ended its best December in almost two decades, but stocks...

2011 arrives with so little hope, so much skepticism

Nearly a million revelers crowded New York's Times Square to witness the traditional dazzling ball drop, fireworks lit up Australia's Sydney Harbor and communist...

Pie in face for Levin brings criminal charges

An anti-war protester who hit Michigan Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie has been charged with assault. An indictment filed Thursday...