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Wall Street falls as US government faces possible shutdown

Wall Street falls

The United States Government is in a quagmire as it struggles with the emergency funding bill which is stalled by the Republican party in the US Congress.

Phlegmatic jobs report gives ammunition to both parties

Phlegmatic jobs report gives ammunition to both parties

The issue of unemployment touches almost every heart in the US. So much so that both Republicans and Democrats do not miss any chance to fire salvos at each other whenever they get chance to. But the phlegmatic jobs report for month of August has unusually provided ammunition to both parties in this election-charged year.

Oil prices rise above $87 in Asia

Oil prices in Asia rose above $87 a barrel Wednesday, breaking the shackles of a week-long dream of upsurge that was inspired by investor confidence.

7 Reasons to Worry About Next Year

The year is ending on an upbeat note. The Dow hit a two-year high this week, and most investors appear to believe that the economy will continue to improve in 2011. Well, not so fast.

General Motors: Wall Street Darling?

 A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable: General Motors (NYSE: GM) -- that General Motors, the global poster child for mismanagement, ineptitude, and the decline of American industrial might -- getting buy recommendations from savvy Wall Street analysts?


This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades

At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.

Goldman Sachs Plans Tighter Bonus Rules

 Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has adopted a new long-term bonus plan that lets the board award cash and stock on top of existing compensation, but lets the firm take back money if the employee takes too much risk, the investment banker said in filing with securities regulators.


3 Stocks That Blew the Market Away

 Don't settle for ordinary quarterly reports. Every week I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations, since I believe that it's the biggest factor in a stock beating the market. Leaving Wall Street's pros with stunned expressions can be a good thing. It usually means the companies have more in the tank than analysts figured. Capital appreciation typically follows.

Analysts Are Completely Wrong About These Stocks

These are some of the CAPS community's most-favored companies. So why does the professional analyst community look down on them? Who's got it right? The professional class of analysts, sitting in their paneled offices, smoking stogies, or a motley crew of community investors pooling their best thoughts for others to share. We've got an idea on who we think will come out ahead, how about you?

11 Lumps of Coal to Leave for Good

 If Santa Claus had the spare time to dabble in investing, he might consider leaving the following stocks in naughty kids' stockings in lieu of lumps of coal: