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Chinese Stocks vs. Reality: Shares are Untethered to Economy

By Paul Wiseman | Jul 13
When China's economy was roaring along at double digit rates in the 2000s, Chinese stocks floundered. But starting in the summer of 2014, as evidence of an economic slowdown gathered, the Shanghai Composite index climbed nearly 150 percent.

Investors in Foreign Stock Funds are Facing a 'Stress Test'

By Stan Choe | Jul 12
Many investors question their decision to move into international stock funds, largely at the expense of U.S. stocks, in recent years. That's because fear is spiking about troubles in Greece and China, while the U.S. economy continues to trudge along.

How Exposed are You to the Volatile Chinese Stock Market?

By Ken Sweet | Jul 11
The extreme volatility in China's stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country's mainline index have suspended trading of their shares.

More Than 21 Million Affected by Government Data Breach

By Jack Gillum, Josh Lederman | Jul 10
Hackers stole Social Security numbers, health histories and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that the breach of U.S. government computer systems was far more severe than pr

After Vote Win, Greek Leaders Face Pressure to Restart Talks

By Derek Gatopoulous, Angela Charlton | Jul 7
Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro - possibly within days.

Starbucks Prices Go Up for Some Drinks 5 to 20 Cents

Jul 7
Starbucks is raising prices again starting today, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago.

Crude Oil Tumbles 8 Pct, Points to Low Gas Prices this Fall

By Jonathan Fahey | Jul 7
A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up U.S. drivers for very low gasoline prices later this year.

Consider the Financial Implications of Lengthy Auto Loans

By Alex Veiga | Jul 6
Car buyers are increasingly taking on loans with lengthier payoff terms to cope with rising prices or to make SUVs, crossovers and other pricier models more affordable.

China Scrambles to Reassure Jittery Stock Traders

By Joe McDonald | Jul 2
Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans.

The Latest from Greece: Moody's Downgrades Greece to Caa3

Jul 2
The latest news on Greece's financial woes: 3 a.m. President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are discussing ways to keep Greece in the eurozone. The two leaders spoke by phone on Wednesday.

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