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Skype's New CEO Has a Tough Job Ahead of Him

It's obvious why Tony Bates, the incoming CEO of Skype, was tapped for the gig: The upstart communications company needs a serious player at the helm to help it crack the corporate market. But solving the many problems of wild child Skype won't be easy for the ex-Cisco executive.

How to Invest for 100% Gains -- and It's Not in Stocks

If you had $20,000 to invest where would you put it? The bank? Stocks? Bonds? Maybe even gold? James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, says that even though he thinks stocks are going up, there are better ways to invest your money.

Avoid These Common Investing Mistakes

Shortsightedness, overconfidence and failing to have a plan are more likely to hurt investors' long-term results than the inevitable ups and downs of stocks and bonds, says Jonathan Satovsky, chairman and chief executive of Satovsky Asset Management.

BarkOff review: A dog of a product

The Product: BarkOff The Price: $10, plus $6.99 shipping and handling The Claims: Trains dogs to stop barking anytime, anywhere Buy-O-Meter Rating: 0...

Face-Off on Stocks: Tiffany, Coach and Polo Ralph Lauren

Luxury retailers tend to be early cycle stocks: They move in advance of other sectors. Shares in Tiffany, Coach and Polo Ralph Lauren have been been crushing the broader market for a while. But will they continue? Do their stocks make good buys? Watch Face-Off.

Under the Radar: China's Biggest Drugstore Chain Looks Cheap

Here's a stock that is the largest drugstore operator in China, but still has huge growth ahead of it. The company just got costs under control, and has a new CEO. Plus, the stock is traded on the NYSE and sports a hefty dividend. Yet few know about it.

Under the Radar: A Possible Ten-Bagger Stock

Looking for companies that are growing fast but still ignored by Wall Street? Hilary Kramer talks about two stocks here with great upside potential. One of them, she says, could even be a ten-bagger.

Advice from Muriel Siebert on How to Make It in Business

Muriel Siebert overcame many hurdles to earn the reputation of Wall Street's First Woman. An advocate of women in business and transparency for investors, "Mickie," discusses her accomplishments, dispenses advice and voices her concerns about America's young.

Best drugstore beauty products

Make-up from the drugstore sure does save you a bundle -- but are the products any good? I got the inside scoop from professional makeup artists...

Muriel Siebert: After Lehman, Investors Deserve Better

Muriel Siebert, a long time advocate for the rights of investors, says that the Lehman collapse highlights how difficult it is for investors to understand balance sheets, which often are not completely truthful. But even so, she sees great opportunities for long-term investors.

Two Years After Lehman, Muriel Siebert Warns of Danger Ahead

Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, the grande dame of Wall Street, says that Lehman Brothers should never have collapsed, that government's steps were a necessary evil and that there is a still a need for more regulation. She warns that left unregulated, the markets and the economy could still face turmoil ahead.

Face-Off on Stocks: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup

The implosion of Lehman Brothers was just two years ago and yet Wall Street and the financial industry are still struggling to rebuild from the ashes. But as the economy recovers, are bank stocks good buys? Here are the bull and bear cases for three of the nation's biggest banks.

Stock Market Keeps September Rally Going

Stocks closed higher Friday for the seventh time in the last eight sessions, helped by a stronger-than-expected reading on wholesale inventories and sales. Volume was especially light at the end of the holiday shortened trading week but September's mini-rally continued nonetheless.

Face-Off on Stocks: Research In Motion, Nokia, Motorola

Not too long ago, Research In Motion, Nokia and Motorola each enjoyed the sort of market-dominating mojo that Apple and Google boast today. But all three have slipped badly and their shares have tanked. The question now, is whether these companies can regain lost ground and if their fallen stocks are now good values.

Is a Blockbuster Bankruptcy Coming Soon?

The Los Angeles Times reports that Blockbuster has been meeting with senior debt holders and Hollywood studios to discuss a Chapter 11 filing in mid-September -- a path that would likely result in more store closures.