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Apple's Scary Stock Ride: Why the 'Jockey' Really Matters

Apple has been one of the world's most innovative companies, revolutionizing our lives -- and charging a premium to do it. Now, its stock has been on a six-month downward run, and understanding the real reason why might help guide your other investment choices.

7 Alternatives to Investing in the Stock Market

The stock market is a great investment if you have a long time horizon. But should you stick with stocks once you retire? Most financial advisers recommend cutting back on equities as you get older -- but that money has to go somewhere productive. Here are seven investment alternatives.

Life After a Ponzi Scheme: Victim Turns Huge Loss into Literature

In 2008, R.P. McCabe saw a $1 million investment in real estate disappear, not due to the recession, but a Ponzi scheme that robbed around 700 investors of $100 million. First he got mad. Then he got depressed. Next, he got curious. And then he wrote a novel based on the experiences of his fellow victims: "Betrayed."

J.C. Penney Shares Surge on Ackman News

Shares of J.C. Penney have surged as much as 16.8% since activist investor Bill Ackman%u2019s Pershing Square Capital Management disclosed Thursday that it had purchased a 16.5% stake in the struggling retailer.

Weyerhaeuser to Announce Special Dividend

Weyerhaeuser (WY) shares are up nealy 4% in premarket trading after the company said it plans to hold a special dividend conference call Monday. The forest-products company intends to distribute $5.6 billion in retained earnings and profits to its shareholders in the form of a special dividend, according to reports.