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  • All aboard! Railroad stocks soar on takeover talk

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Shares of big U.S. railroad CSX (CSX) surged as much as 10% Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Canadian Pacific (CP) offered to buy it.

    According to the report, CSX turned down the takeover MORE

    - Oct 13, 2014 1:16 PM ET
  • Nadella blunder worse than any of Ballmer's

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer did a lot of things that were pretty embarrassing when he was the CEO of Microsoft (MSFT). But none of them hold a candle to the ridiculous comments by MORE

    - Oct 10, 2014 1:47 PM ET
  • Zombie retailers: Sears, J.C. Penney plunge

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Sears and J.C. Penney are two iconic American retailers. Correction. They were iconic retailers. Their best days are long behind them.

    Shares of both companies plunged Wednesday -- a sign of just how uncertain their future is.

    Sears (SHLD) MORE

    - Oct 8, 2014 4:02 PM ET
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  • It's good to be a Dow dropout

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    There are only 30 stocks in the Dow. It's an exclusive club. So you'd think that getting kicked out of the Dow would be a bad sign for a company.

    But that hasn't been the case MORE

    - Oct 6, 2014 1:53 PM ET
  • Hack attacks = big $ for cybersecurity IPO

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    The Nasdaq was in blood red mode Thursday. But the big drop in tech stocks didn't hurt the performance of a red hot IPO.

    No, I'm not talking about Alibaba (BABA). A company called CyberArk Software MORE

    - Sep 25, 2014 1:38 PM ET
  • Citizens is not the Alibaba of banking

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    More U.S. consumers have probably used or heard of Citizens Financial Group than Chinese e-commerce wunderkind Alibaba.

    Does Alibaba have its name splashed across a baseball stadium in Philadelphia? No. But Citizens does.

    Still, name recognition did MORE

    - Sep 24, 2014 4:15 PM ET
  • Ebola drug maker's stock soars

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Sadly, there is still no cure for Ebola. But a promising drug from a publicly traded Canadian biotech firm is being used to treat the disease in West Africa. And Wall Street has taken notice.

    Tekmira MORE

    - Sep 23, 2014 1:26 PM ET
  • Fear factor: Investors are scared again

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    It's not too late to find that perfect, fright-inducing Halloween costume. Might I suggest you go as a Wall Street trader?

    Investors are once again pretty scared about where stocks are going next. CNNMoney's Fear & MORE

    - Sep 22, 2014 3:29 PM ET
  • Traders go gaga over BABA!

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    How's this for meta? The chatter on social media (particularly on Twitter) seems to show that investors are a lot more excited about the Alibaba (BABA) initial public offering than they were for Twitter's (TWTR) MORE

    - Sep 18, 2014 1:23 PM ET
  • Don't freak out about the Fed

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    It looks like the normally non-emotional bond market is throwing a little hissy fit.

    The reason? Investors are worried that the Federal Reserve might finally shut off the low interest rate policy that's been resuscitating the American economy MORE

    - Sep 15, 2014 1:13 PM ET
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Paul Lamonica
Paul R. La Monica
Assistant Managing Editor, CNNMoney

Paul R. La Monica is an assistant managing editor at CNNMoney. He is the author of the site's daily column, The Buzz, and also tweets throughout the day about the markets and economy @LaMonicaBuzz. La Monica also oversees the site's economic, markets and technology coverage.

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