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Why We Could Easily Have Another Flash Crash

It's been a great year for stocks, which could make some grow complacent. But before you run with the bulls, be warned: Our markets aren'€™t safe from another flash crash.

Why Are These CEOs So Overpaid?

The staggering growth of CEO pay might have something to do with executives' control over their own compensation. These are the chairmen/CEOs enjoying the biggest paydays.

Tony Stark, Meet the Real-Life 'Iron Man'

"Iron Man 3" flew into theaters this week, but there's been a real-world Tony Stark toiling among us all along: Elon Musk. Here are a few of the uncanny resemblances.

Meet the Billionaire Women Who Made It On Their Own

The Forbes magazine annual list of the world's billionaires has always been scant of women, but 35 more women did join this year's record-length list of 1,426 global über-rich. They now number 138, or 9.7 percent of the total. Last year, they represented 8.5 percent of the list.

4 Surprising Nations That Minted 6 New Forbes Billionaires

When the next Forbes billionaires list is released, 32 new names will be on it. And while most hail from the sort of countries you'd expect -- the United States, China, EU nations -- a half dozen made their fortunes in more surprising places.

Did Tea Party's Top Campaign Donors Tax Themselves?

Tea Party mega-donors poured hundreds of millions into the 2012 election, and one of their key goals was to keep taxes low for the rich. Had Romney won, their investments could have paid off mightily. Here's a look at how what they donated compares with what they'd have saved under Romney.

The World's Richest Woman: How Gina Rinehart Earns her Billions

Most of the richest women in the world have one thing in common: It was their husbands or fathers who actually earned the wealth. But while Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart inherited $75 million from her dad, it was by her own efforts that she multiplied that sum -- 386 times.

A Success Equal Parts Caffeine, Chemistry and Meditation

5-Hour Energy's mixture of caffeine, vitamins and amino acids fuels millions of hectic days and nights, and a multibillion-dollar company. But its founder, Manoj Bhargava, tells Forbes that his lifelong pursuit has been inner tranquility. A contradiction? He thinks not.

Homes of the Super-Rich, and Their Prices in Real Money

Every year, Forbes magazine compiles a list of the highest-priced zip codes in the country, showing us where the most expensive real estate sits. But however far from your home those mansions sit, the real distance is what separates the world of average Americans from that of the ultra-rich.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Foosball

Well, DailyFinance readers, it's been a great ride, but now it's time for me to say goodbye. On Monday, I start a new job at Forbes, where I'll be covering media and technology.

Carlos Slim Open to Energy Investments Outside Mexico

Carlos Slim, ranked by Forbes as the world%u2019s richest man, said he is open to the possibility of investing in new energy projects outside Mexico. Slim, 70, said that he would consider opportunities in the power sector, Reuters reported.

New Era at Forbes: Staffer Calls Article 'Stupefyingly Inane'

Forbes has given all of its reporters blogs in an effort to turn them into "entrepreneurial journalists." Now some of them are using their blogs to critique the magazine itself, and a top early target has been conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza's article last week about President Obama.