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January was a terrible month for stocks

The Dow lost over 3.5% this month. Investors worry it could foreshadow a bad year.  More

Is a $4.5 million Super Bowl ad worth it?

Super Bowl ads are getting more expensive every year. But are companies wasting money? In the social media era, tweets and viral videos can also get a company noticed.  More

Will the Super Bowl get record ratings?

While many will be watching Super Bowl XLIX to see who wins, others will be watching to see how many are watching.  More

U.S. cracks down on shady '0%' loan companies

The Federal Trade Commission accuses two companies with failing to disclose the onerous terms of no-cost loans made using a borrower's car title as collateral.  More

Fake charities prey on your goodwill to make bank

To avoid being suckered into giving money to a bogus charity, the IRS recommends first verifying that the group is legitimate -- especially if their name sounds similar to a well-known and respected charity.  More

Texas banker: Let the reckless oil companies die

Dick Evans is a firm believer in the free market. Oil companies that piled on too much debt should go bust.  More

Oops! News sites backtrack on reports Romney is running

"Our sources were wrong," Daily Beast executive editor says after Romney opts against another White House run.  More

Anheuser-Busch is a 'Super' stock

Maybe there should be an ETF for companies that are benefiting from the Super Bowl? The owner of Budweiser is at an all-time high. Pepsi and Buffalo Wild Wings are hot too.  More

NFL gets billions in subsidies from U.S. taxpayers

New stadium construction is only a fraction of the billions that flows to NFL teams from taxpayers.  More

The most important investing rule

Three Motley Fool experts explain the best advice they know about selecting stocks and making money.  More

Burger mania: Shake Shack stock up 120%

The burger chain with a cult following in New York, is a huge hit with investors. The stock more than doubled in its IPO.  More

Chevron slashes spending as oil prices crash

America's No. 2 oil company cuts its 2015 capital spending plan by 13%. It's the latest oil company to get hit.  More

Seahawks v. Patriots: How do the fans measure up?

Here's where Seahawks and Patriots fans eat, shop, and play, according to data from ad tech startup PlaceIQ.  More

Jay-Z to buy music streaming Aspiro for $56 million

Jay-Z is the latest to bid for a tech startup. This time its Aspiro, which owns the music streaming service WiMP.  More

US economic growth disappoints at end of 2014

The US economy only grew 2.6% in the fourth quarter last year, well below economists' expectations.  More

Shake Shack set to shake up Wall Street

Shake Shack is a huge success in New York. But will the 'fine casual' burger and fries joint be a big hit with investors too? It looks like Wall Street has worked up its appetite for the Shake Shack IPO.  More

Russia slashes interest rates to avert slump

Russia slashed interest rates Friday in a surprise move aimed at preventing the economy tumbling even deeper into recession.  More

RadioShack: 94 years of hits and misses

The electronic giant's road to ruin is littered with 8-tracks, CD payers, pagers and many, many calculators.  More

Visa soars and announces 4-for-1 stocks split

Visa's revenues were up thanks to customer fees. The company also announced a 4-for-1 stock split.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Oil crash: 'Drill, baby, drill' loses momentum

There's more oil than the world knows what to do with. That's why U.S. drilling activity is finally losing some steam.  More

The Bible proves to be a big seller for Newsweek

Newsweek's provocative cover on the Bible was the magazine's top selling issue of 2014.  More

Amazon stock soars after earnings beat

The online retail giant reported earnings Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations, sending shares higher after the closing bell.  More

Only 1% black CEOs at 500 biggest companies

The Wednesday announcement that Don Thompson will retire as CEO of McDonald's leaves just two black CEOs in the elite Dow 30.  More

Google's ad revenue continues to struggle

Google reported a quarterly profit on Thursday that rose from a year ago, but the company fell short of Wall Street's expectations.  More

The cost of doing business in China

China has new rules for foreign tech firms: become a spy tool and give up your highly-guarded computer source code.  More

Fox's 'Empire' defies TV trends, ratings rise again

Fox's runaway hit continues to gain viewers a month after its premiere.  More

Nissan back in Super Bowl after 18 years

Japanese automaker returns to advertising at the big game with a 90-second ad.  More

Tim Cook's Apple is hot. But can it keep going?

Tim Cook's Apple is on fire, but he might not be able to keep up this kind of electric growth for long.  More

Hershey just bought a beef jerky company

Hershey bought a KRAVE jerky, the chocolate company's first non-sweet acquisition.  More

Comcast changes customer name to A-hole on bill

The company has apologized calling the name change 'completely unacceptable' and 'inappropriate.'  More

Jobless claims lowest since 2000, but...

There was a big drop off in Americans filing for unemployment last week, but that might be an anomaly.  More

Middle class families are on financial thin ice

Majority of middle class families don't have enough savings in the bank to replace one month's income, which could lead to financial troubles.  More

Greece: Putin's new ally in Europe?

After just days in office, Greece's new government has begun wrestling with Europe and inched closer to a more volatile power: Russia.  More

Nickelodeon to launch direct-to-consumer service

Nickelodeon, the hugely popular kid's cable channel, is starting a subscription service to offer shows directly to consumers.  More

Taco Bell: Emoji unfairly biased towards hamburger and pizza lovers

Taco Bell wants you to add your voice to a campaign for taco emoji.  More

Cost keeps uninsured from enrolling in Obamacare

Two-thirds of uninsured Americans who likely qualified for financial help on Obamacare exchanges couldn't afford cost of policies or were told they weren't eligible.  More

The growing poverty problem in America's schools

The majority of public school students are poor, and many won't be prepared to enter the workforce in the future, experts say.  More

The best TV deals for the Super Bowl

Want a new TV for the Super Bowl? Some great deals make now the time to buy.  More

Ford promises bounce back year

Ford says problems of tough 2014 should be behind it as it promises improved results in 2015, lifting shares.  More

Oil giant Shell cuts spending by $15 billion

Royal Dutch Shell is cutting investment by $15 billion over three years, joining the ranks of energy companies who are being forced to adapt to the oil price collapse.  More

Close Sesame! Alibaba plunges as sales miss

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is still doing extremely well. But a 40% increase in sales wasn't enough to satisfy Wall Street. Shares fell hard on the news.  More

African-Americans propel prime time TV hits like 'Empire'

For broadcast television, this is the Year of the African-American Viewer.  More

Shark Tank contestant may save SkyMall

One of the in-flight catalog's vendors wants to buy the company's assets and reinvent it for the Internet age.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Coming soon: An American 'Black Mirror?'

There is interest in remaking the British anthology series "Black Mirror" for an American audience, but for now the company that owns the show isn't saying much about it.  More

The Obama oil boom

Decades of declining oil production has been reversed since Obama took office, leading to the largest increase in the nation's history.  More

Senator Rand Paul goes after Fed...again

The Kentucky senator has re-introduced legislation to audit the Federal Reserve.  More

Facebook profit soars on mobile ads

Facebook's earnings jumped 34%, as nearly all users are accessing the social network on smartphones.  More

Millions to owe Obamacare tax penalty

Up to 6 million uninsured Americans will owe an Obamacare penalty.  More

Fed stays 'patient' but rate hikes are coming

The Federal Reserve is very upbeat about the U.S. economy. Rate hikes could be come sooner rather than later.  More

Greek debt crisis: Who has most to lose?

Greece and its international lenders have embarked on a battle over the country's staggering debt. Other European countries have most to lose.  More

Alibaba is a better bet than Yahoo

Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba are falling on counterfeit goods concerns while Yahoo is up on spin-off plans. But Alibaba is expected to report huge increases in sales and profits.  More

We're on verge of market crisis, bears warn

The global economy is heading south in the eyes of Wall Streets bearish forecasters. U.S. markets likely to follow.  More

Greek banks plunge as new government challenges bailout

Greece's banks were slammed Wednesday as the country's new anti-austerity government abandoned commitments made to its international lenders.  More

Apple has mind-boggling $178 billion in cash to spend

Tim Cook has a lot of money to burn. He could use Apple's cash to buy Disney. Or Amazon and Netflix combined.  More

LA police chief claims Google's traffic app endangers cops

Is the Waze app really that dangerous to police? Not really. They're operating in public anyway: in uniform and in marked police cars.  More

Russia raids infrastructure fund to save banks

Russia is raiding its national infrastructure fund to save its cash-starved banks.  More

What did the Northeast snowstorm cost?

Estimates from experts vary between $500 million and $1 billion, but analyst Evan Gold echoed the sentiment of his peers: it "wasn't a big deal."  More

Want a big screen TV for the Super Bowl? Buy now!

The best TV deals for the Super Bowl are happening now. If you wait, you might miss out until the fall.  More

Karl Rove: I don't hate poor people

Rove fights back on the notion that Republicans dislike the poor. He and Democrat James Carville debate the strength of the U.S. economy.  More

Ford is recalling this cop car

Ford recalls 205,000 cars, including Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Interceptor police sedans. There's a problem with the door handle which could cause the door to come unlatched in an accident.  More

Shake Shack IPO heats up

The upscale burger chain now expects to sell shares at a price between $17 and $19 each, up from $14 and $16 previously.  More
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