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Last Week's 3 Big Dow Losers

Each week some of the Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks rise while others fall. Understanding what caused the biggest moves can help...

5 Can't-Miss Ways to Spot Financial Fraud

Want to protect yourself? There are five easy ways to protect your mind and wallet from fraud.

In the wake of the Target data scandal, many...

Chevron Crushes the Hopes of a Small Country

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History is filled with some of the most unlikely victors. We call them the underdogs. In...

The 3 Most Common Credit Report Errors

When scouring your credit report for errors, pay attention to your address and credit limit information -- and don't gloss over simple details such as your name.

4 Tips for More Secure Online Transactions

If you shop or bank online, you want to do it as safely as possible. Here's how to reduce the risk of identity theft from online transactions with your credit or debit card.

What Went Wrong at Mt. Gox and What's Next for Bitcoin

The failure of Mt. Gox was expected, but the size of the theft was a surprise. The disappearance of $390 million in bitcoins will generate greater governmental scrutiny.

How to Survive a Credit Card Hack

In today's high-tech world, our personal financial information is rarely safe from hackers. And too many businesses fail to meet security compliance standards.

Double Trouble: Being an Identity Theft Victim Can Land You in Jail

A Florida victim of identity theft was jailed for days before he could convince law enforce authorities that they had the wrong guy.

Why Americans Are Picking Cash Over Plastic

Americans typically trade in their plastic for cash when they want to cut down on credit card debt. But now they're doing it for an entirely different reason.

The 100% Guaranteed Stock Tip: Always Right, but Still a Scam

Week after week, the broker cold-calls you with a "guaranteed" stock tip. Each time, his prediction comes true. Is he psychic? Using insider info? Nope. It's a classic con.

Target Data Breach Could Be Costly for Payment Partners

Companies that help Target process payments could face millions of dollars in fines and costs resulting from the unprecedented data breach during the holiday shopping season.

JPMorgan Profit Beats Estimates, Despite Madoff Penalties

JPMorgan reported a 7.3 percent drop in quarterly profit it paid penalties to the government for not reporting suspicions of fraud by client Bernie Madoff.

When For-Profit Prisons Become the Crime

Collaborating with gangs, falsifying payrolls ... it's the people behind bars that typically commit these crimes, not the people being paid to run the prison.

Customers Express Anger Over Target Data Breach

Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.

Former Microsoft Manager Charged with Insider Trading

Federal officials charge two Seattle men with 35 counts of illegally trading on private Microsoft information.

Goldman Sachs Banker Jailed in Nigerian Corruption Case

Former Goldman Sachs banker Elias Preko is sentenced to more than 4 years in prison for laundering $5 million on behalf of a Nigerian governor.