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The recent volatility in the financial markets have left many Americans feeling jittery. The Dow and S&P indexes suffered some of their worst losses of the year last week, and a shocking price move in the bond market sent the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield below 2 percent, the lowest level in over a year. U.S. …

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How many bottles of water go in that beer on the wall? A lot. “Beer has to have water,” said Luis Cayo, general manager for the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Los Angeles, which has survived many droughts over the last 60 years. “The amount of water in a standard can of beer is about 92 percent.” This …

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Susan Bradley, founder of the Sudden Money Institute, said she has uncovered a fundamental truth: Almost everyone is in some form of a life transition. And how well you manage that transition often determines how well you make financial decisions. “Look at baby boomers,” she said. “By definition, they are starting the [densest] time of …

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Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty dismissed talk of the tech company splitting up, despite its large size and Monday’s earnings miss. “There is no doubt that marketplace speed has increased,” she said. “We have a very clear strategy about how to take this company to the future.” Still, Rometty said the company plans to have divested …

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For five years, U.S. consumers have been undergoing a massive debt reduction: Paying off credit cards, paring back spending and building up funds for a rainy day. Investors, though, have been looking to see whether Wall Street banks are lending for a positive sign that the economic recovery is picking up steam. Last week, investors …

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There may be fewer changes to the federal tax code this year than in 2013, but the handful that exist could still impact what you owe. Some, like the new health insurance tax credit, could put more jingle in your pocket, while the expiration of more than four dozen temporary tax breaks that Congress has …

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Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher told CNBC on Monday that recent stock market volatility has not changed his outlook for ending the central bank’s bond-buying program “one iota.” “We’ve been floating this market with the Ritalin of easy monetary policy,” said Fisher, a noted hawk. He’s a voting member this year on the central …

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Warren Buffett does not like to lose money in general, so losing $1 billion before lunch on a Monday morning can not be going down well. The plunge in IBM shares Monday after its weak earnings results cost the Oracle of Omaha dearly. The stock fell $15.05 at the open, and Buffett held about 70.2 …

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U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, extending the S&P 500’s longest weekly loss streak since 2011, after International Business Machines cut its earnings forecast. “It’s not the entirety of technology. It’s not the entirety of the whole market, but a down 8 percent IBM is going to take the market down,” said Art Hogan, chief market …

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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft has already proven its potency in the cloud era, and is one of three companies with the scale, resources, and know-how to dominate the booming $100 billion market, CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC. In his first television interview since becoming the software giant’s third CEO, Nadella focused on Microsoft’s cloud ambitions. He also talked …

Apple’s iPhone 6 makes China debut

Apple’s new iPhone 6 finally went on sale in China, so how was the reaction in the world’s largest smartphone market?

Market Monitor: Kevin Caron

Looking for steady-eddie stocks to buy and hold in this volatile market? Our Market Monitor guest has a list of recommendations.

Volatile market, stoic Fed

Steve Liesman takes a look at the public disagreement within the Federal Reserve over what it should do next.

New trend for small caps?

During the week’s market turmoil, small cap stocks easily outperformed much larger companies and the overall market. Could this signal an opportunity for investors to make a big move into small caps?

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Tonight: Stocks rallied to end this wild week on a positive note. But small caps stocks went in the other direction and some say that’s a worrisome sign.