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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 Bad News Makes the Stock Market Happy

For now, bad news is good for the stock market. Investors judged that the latest weak economic reports will make it more likely that the Fed will keep stimulating the economy

S&P Downgrades Berkshire Hathaway Rating

Standard & Poor's cut a major rating for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, saying the move better reflects the company's dependence on its core insurance operations.

Home Prices Post Healthy Gains in December

U.S. home prices rose at a healthy pace in December compared with a year ago, driven higher by rising sales and a smaller supply of available homes. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.8 percent year over year, up from a 5.5 percent annual gain in November.