Most Commented Content posted in April 2011
Fracking Fracas Hits New York
John Jordan 4/22/2011 27 comments
Proposed plans to drill for natural gas in New York could come to a head later this year as decisions about a controversial practice known as 'fracking' are handed down
Cheap Money Is Dumb Money
R. Scott Raynovich 4/27/2011 24 comments
The world watches as the Fed manages the unmanageable: a system of serial bubbles that has come to the end of the line
The Secrets of Apple's Success
Noreen Seebacher 4/21/2011 22 comments
Apple understands the inherent value of creating simple, streamlined, and functional products that simply do what consumers, and an increasing number of enterprise users, need the products to do
How to Dodge Investment Scams
Noreen Seebacher 4/29/2011 19 comments
Con artists tap a dizzying array of emotions. Greed and vanity are at the top of the list. But the secondary drivers include envy, panic, denial, exuberance, trust, and naiveté.
Retail Spending Shows Strength
Noreen Seebacher 4/13/2011 16 comments
Despite stock market volatility, turmoil in the Middle East, increasing gasoline and food prices, and falling home prices, Americans are spending
Lessons From the Con Artists
Noreen Seebacher 4/13/2011 13 comments
While we question everything from politicians to products, we’re less likely to question our investments. Too often, seemingly successful investments often grow on faith rather than fact
AMD & Intel: Chip Battle Redux
Alexander Wolfe 4/28/2011 13 comments
AMD's surprising earnings bounce after yet another period of chaos may make things interesting again as it chases Intel in the PC market.
Potential Risks Can Slash Investments
Edward Klink 4/5/2011 12 comments
It’s not just the amount of money you make in the market, it’s how much of it you keep – to maintain your bank balance (and your peace of mind), avoid these seven common mistakes
Construction Sector Faces Bumpy Road
John Jordan 4/14/2011 11 comments
While some publicly traded contracting firms have benefited from construction booms abroad, government budget cuts mar the outlook for firms engaged in bridge and road construction in the US
The Biggest Biotech Trends
Rod Raynovich 4/14/2011 11 comments
The biotech bull market rolls on, as more than 25 major therapeutic products could be launched in 2011. Diagnostics and tools are still attractive sectors
The US Budget: Where'd the ExtraTrillion Go?
R. Scott Raynovich 4/19/2011 9 comments
The federal budget deficit increased $3 trillion in just two years, 2009 and 2010. $2.2 trillion came from 'emergency' stimulus measures and wars. Where exactly did all the rest of the money go?
Biotech's Icahn Effect
Rod Raynovich 4/26/2011 6 comments
The heavy involvement of famous investor and investment activist Carl Icahn appears to have coincided with a roaring rally in biotech. Was he smart or lucky?
Telecom-equipment maker Ciena is a stock trader’s dream, as long as the timing is correct.
The FTC is offering a $50,000 cash prize to the person or group that can come up with a solution to those annoying robocalls.
Akamai is in the middle of four significant tech trends.
John Malone of Liberty Media will be taking over Sirius XM satellite radio when the existing CEO Mel Karmazin steps down. What's it mean?
Demand for students of the humanities exists, despite widespread aspersions on the discipline.
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