Markets

Global Markets Stabilize; US Indexes Open Higher on Earnings

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on February 6, 2015, in New York. Wall Street stocks moved mostly higher on February 6, after the January US employment report showed strong job and wage gains. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on February 6, 2015, in New York. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—U.S. stocks are opening higher after UPS, Ford and other big companies reported earnings gains and as markets in China and Europe stabilized. The...

Markets

The Marketing Corner: Rise of Snackable Video

Today’s marketing environment continues to see a proliferation of changes. Keeping up with these marketplace changes has been difficult, and the changes have propelled a flurry of strategic plan shifts, budget adjustments, and management moves Amidst the chaos, there are …... Read More




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  • China USA The Counterfeiter

    Counterfeiters From China Live Large in California

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  • APTOPIX China Financial Markets

    Encouraged by the State, Chinese Put Everything at Risk With Margin Trading

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  • Traders wait for trading to resume on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after trading was halted due to a "technical glitch" on July 8 in New York City. A cybersecurity firm is warning hackers may be probing the NYSE networks for a larger attack. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Hackers Could Be Probing Stock Exchange Network, Says Cybersecurity Firm

    The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) may be at risk of a large-scale cyberattack, and the current narrative saying no attack is suspected is full... Read more

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after trading was paused for nearly four hours on July 8 in New York City. A prominent member of the hacker collective Anonymous says the Chinese regime is likely behind the outage. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Anonymous Says China Likely Behind New York Stock Exchange Outage

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    Cyberattack Can’t Be Ruled Out for New York Stock Exchange Outage, Say Analysts

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  • The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 6, 2015. The major trading house has suspended trading due to a reported computer glitch.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    UPDATE: NYSE Reopen After Computer Glitch

    The New York Stock Exchange has temporarily suspended equities trading in all symbols, according to a brief statement published at 11:51 a.m. on its website.  “All... Read more

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    Traders Recall the ‘Rush’ and ‘Roar’ as Famed Pits Close

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  • CHINA-STOCKS

    Chinese Learn About Margin Calls as Stocks Drop Most Since 2007

    Many people thought China’s stock market would be a one-way street straight up to trader heaven with free money for everyone. One farmer recently said that... Read more

  • Robert Almirall, director of marketing and special assets coordinator for Mederos & Associates Real Estate Inc., puts up a sign in front of a home in the Shenandoah neighborhood of Miami.

    Why Home Sales Are Finally Surging

    WASHINGTON—Real estate has gotten hot again. Home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007. First-time buyers are streaming back into the market... Read more

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    Grant Williams Says Source of Next Financial Crisis Impossible to Anticipate

    Grant Williams has seen it all. The collapse of Japanese real estate and equity markets when he started his career in Tokyo in the late... Read more


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