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Mission accomplished! The surgery on my right foot was a success. The operation came on the 45th anniversary (just a day after) Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon. So I felt confident that the universe was with me as I was taking my own giant step. I am getting excellent medical care. From the …


It’s going to be a long time—a very long time—before I get to wear my Jimmy Choo high heels again. On Monday I will have surgery on my right foot to correct the alignment and arch and to do a tendon repair. During the next few weeks I will be a patient, but also a …

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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving Las Vegas developer and gambler Bill Walters, seen here, investor Carl Icahn, and golfer Phil Mickelson.

He’s considered the best at what he does, yet few understand how he does it. A high-profile bettor with seemingly few close friends. William “Billy” Walters is a Kentucky-born gambler who moved to Vegas in the 1980s and built a sports betting empire that one rival says has earned him “tens of millions, if not …


This is one of those days that makes investors nervous, and rightly so. The Dow, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq sold off sharply. Small company stocks in the Russell 2000 are now in correction territory, meaning they’ve fallen 10 percent from their recent peak. There are several reasons. One is that Wal-Mart’s profit report suggested …


“No wonder investors are worried about what will happen when the Fed starts pulling back.”


Of all the things we have to worry about financially right now, inflation is happily not one of them. The government said today that consumer prices rose just one percent in October from a year ago. That was the smallest 12-month gain since October 2009. And prices actually fell by a tenth of a percent last …

car shoppig - p is tapping into feelings of distrust and discomfort that many women feel about buying a car. But is it sexist?

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Emerging economies are facing several problems: stimulus is expiring, low commodity prices are likely to remain, and higher yields making it harder to borrow.

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Who would have thought that the market mover would be Mr. Bernanke’s written testimony at 8:30 a.m. ET, and that the Q&A would elicit a yawn?