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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Goes Dark

The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes offline amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency.

2014 Stock Market Outlook: More Gains

2014 is forecast to be another year of gains for stocks markets, supported by stronger economic and corporate underpinnings and improving sentiment among investors.

Is a Silver Bull Market Underway?

It is silver's time to shine after the precious metal climbed for seven straight sessions to notch gains not seen in nearly five years.

Eurozone Joblessness Rises to a Record 12%

Unemployment across the 17 European Union countries that use the euro has struck 12 percent for the first time since the currency was launched in 1999, official figures show.

Markets Higher Ahead of Jobs Report

LONDON (AP) - Some rare good economic news from Europe pushed stock markets higher on Friday as investors awaited a key U.S. employment report that...

Top 10 Business Stories of 2012

This would be the year when the global economy finally regained its vigor. At least that's what many had hoped. It didn't happen. So what were the top ten business stories of 2012?

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?