Katie Holliday, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

On Amazon’s second annual Prime Day, small retailers are hoping to get their products in front of new customers.

Bitcoin lost nearly a fifth of its value over the weekend, raising concerns that investors are losing faith in the cryptocurrency. Prices fell to a year-to-date low of $290.83 on Sunday, down over 18 percent from early Saturday, according to Singapore-based bitcoin news blog CoinDesk. Analysts are citing a number of factors for the decline: bearish …

The U.S. dollar rally has much further to run, and could help out countries dealing with excessively low inflation, a report from HSBC argues. The dollar index, which measures the strength of the greenback against the major currencies, has risen near 7 percent this year, amid positive economic data out of the U.S. and increased expectations that …

With the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple is poised to begin another “super cycle,” analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald told CNBC. “We believe Apple is in the midst of another ‘super cycle’ that begins with the rapidly growing ‘phablet’ market via the iPhone 6 Plus and extends into the wearable category in early 2015 with Apple Watch,” …

Social media giant Facebook reported bumper earnings growth on Wednesday, but some analysts have called into question how long the party will last. Facebook’s stock climbed to an all-time high of $71.29 per share after second quarter earnings substantially beat estimates late Wednesday. The firm posted earnings of 42 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue …

The resilience of the euro and the Australian dollar has stumped analysts, with one saying that currency markets are now living in an alternative world. The Australian dollar, also known as the Aussie, rose to $0.9158 on Tuesday, its highest level this year. It is closely tied to the health of China’s economy and the fact …

Heavy selling across emerging market currencies starting late last week caught many investors off guard, but is the market facing a repeat of last year’s brutal selloff? On Friday, the Argentinean peso posted its largest one-day decline in more than a decade, while other emerging market currencies, including the Turkish lira, the South African rand and the Brazilian real, also took …

Investors could be in store for some surprises next year, according to investment bank Morgan Stanley, which says yields on two and 10-year Treasurys could end 2014 at 2 percent in two different extreme scenarios. Many analysts expect benchmark 10-year yields, which have spiked over 100 basis points this year on talk of Federal Reserve tapering, to …

The relentless drudgery of working nine ’til five is a common gripe all over the world, but according to a survey by recruitment website Monster.com, U.S. workers hate going to the office the most. The survey, which was sponsored by Monster.com and conducted by market research firm GfK, found that 15 percent of American workers …