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Ex-Business Titan Rajat Gupta Guilty of Insider Trading

Rajat Gupta, a consummate business insider who once sat on the board of Goldman Sachs Group, was convicted on Friday of leaking secrets about the investment bank at the height of the financial crisis. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

What to Watch This Week: iPads, RVs and Pics in Space

Let's go over some of the items that will shape the week ahead on Wall Street: Pricey iPads and cheap smartphones will dominate tech; retailers' will report earnings; Winnebago will tell us what it has in the tank; and the smart money will be watching an eye in the sky.

'Jeopardy!' Champ Watson Lands a Job on Wall Street

Impressed by the speed and accuracy with which Watson churned out answers (or rather, "questions") in its winning performance in the Jeopardy! Challenge last year? Citigroup was, too -- so much so that it has hired the supercomputer to assist its human financial professionals.

What to Watch This Week: Tablets, Tunes and Taxes

Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week ahead on Wall Street: The iPad 3 is coming; there's serious news for Sirius; less hope for Pandora; earnings from the tax gurus of H&R Block; and clues about how China's economy is really doing.

What to Watch This Week: Retailers Report; Disney's Day

Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the Wall Street week that lies ahead: A host of retailers are reporting earnings; we'll see how Disney's 24 Leap Day event plays out; a test for homemade soda; and a wake-up call for DreamWorks.

Wall Street Plays a Risky Game, Again

Taking note of the Dow's progress, The Wall Street Journal recently called its performance "eerie ... calm ... too quiet." Indeed, if things keep going at the rate they have been going so far, we're on track for the stock markets to gain more than 50% this year. Dow 18,000, anyone?

A 'Devil Wears Prada' Take on the Wall Street Boy's Club

When Erin Duffy got her pink slip from Merrill Lynch back in August 2008, there was one silver lining. Unemployment gave her time to write a novel. The result was Bond Girl, a fun and highly autobiographical recounting of one young woman's adventures in love and bond sales on Wall Street.

3 Holiday Predictions You Can Invest On

It's going to be another interesting holiday shopping season as retailers jockey for position for the seasonal spending sprees. Where will buyers go? What will they buy? Let me go out on a limb and predict a few things.

The Long-Term Relationship You Just Can't Quit

For all the anti-bank anger erupting across the country, relatively few of us are actually parting ways with our significant financial institutions because of it. In the past six weeks a mini bank-run sent 700,000 new customers to credit unions. But that's hardly noticeable on the scale of all U.S. banking customers.

Lehman Brothers' First Share Sells for $33,000

While creditors continue to fight over the nearly valueless crumbs of Lehman Brothers, one tiny piece of the investment bank just demonstrated close to a 66,000% return on investment -- as a collectors item: A 50-cent share in the bank was sold at auction Saturday for 24,000 euros -- about $33,000.

Fewer Than 1 in 4 Americans Trust U.S. Financial System

Americans are growing even more distrustful of their financial institutions. The latest figures from the quarterly Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index showed that only 23% of those surveyed said they trust the country's financial systems, down from 25% in June.

Wall Street Cheers European Bank Pledge

Promises from French and German leaders to strengthen European banks gave investors something to smile about this Columbus Day. The Dow soared 330 points or 3%. The S&P and Nasdaq also rose sharply.

Economic Fears Pull Stocks Sharply Lower

Investors on Wall Street and around the world sold stocks with abandon Thursday, more convinced than ever that the United States and perhaps the globe are headed for a new recession.

5 Things to Watch on Wall Street Next Week

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street -- and next week will be no exception. Here are some of the items that will help shape the week ahead once Monday rolls around.

The Biggest Losers: 10 Stocks That Got Crushed

It's been heck of a ride on Wall Street: the ups, the downs, a 500-plus point selloff. But some stocks suffered far more than others this week. Here's a look at 10 of the biggest decliners.

Investment Tips: How to Tame the Wall Street Beast

Amid plenty of uncertainty, investors are looking for strategies that will make them wealthy. But you should forget about the idea of getting rich quick and focus on diversity, according to Larry Light, author of the new book, Taming the Beast: Wall Street's Imperfect Answers to Making Money.

Week in Review: Dunkin' Donuts IPO, Netflix Earnings

If you haven't been paying close attention to the action on Wall Street this week, here's what you missed. From Dunkin' Donuts' IPO to Netflix's earnings, we'll break down the numbers to show you what it means for your money.

No Debt Deal in Sight, Dow Plunges Nearly 200 Points

The Dow Jones industrial average was headed for its worst weekly decline in nearly a year, amid continuing uncertainty over a debt ceiling-deficit deal. After trading lower all day, stocks worsened in the afternoon on a Federal Reserve survey showing economic deterioration in much of the country this summer.

Wall Street Week in Review: Mixed Bag of Earnings, Hot IPO

It's been an exciting week on Wall Street. Not only did investors get a taste of how earnings are stacking up for companies like Apple and Chipotle, Zillow's stock really took off during its first day of trading. We asked Chris Hill from The Motley Fool what the numbers really mean.

Holly Petraeus, Servicemembers' Financial Advocate

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is there to guard all of us being taken advantage of financially. Turns out, one group that needs extra protection in that arena: those who protect our whole nation -- U.S. service members and their families. And Holly Petraeus is going to make sure they get it.

Need Smarter Answers? Ask a Woman -- or Several

Bubbles, riots, and mass hysteria aside, "the crowd" can sometimes be very smart. Studies show that groups can make far more intelligent decisions collectively than individual experts do alone. But how smart a group can get appears to hinge on the number of women it includes.

Is the 'New Normal' Slow Growth? Not Necessarily

Pessimists say growth simply won't be as vigorous as it was in the past. But a growing roster of high-profile money managers are taking aim at this theme, arguing that it is both wrong-headed and self-defeating.

Is there a bonus bias on Wall Street?

Financial writer Shelby White posed an interesting question to the wise girls at wowOwow.com, and we wish to ask the same question to the smart and...

Get ready for 'Wall Street 2'

It's a strange time for a movie about Wall Street. The market's down and public opinion of the masters of the universe is at an all-time low. But...