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  • Boo! These five stocks are scary

    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 trick or treat time ... Wall Street style!

    I usually use Halloween as an excuse to take a look at the year's best and worst stocks. I already wrote about Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) on MORE

    - Oct 31, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Pepsi to test homemade colas with SodaStream

    Want to make your own Sierra Mist at home? You soon may have the chance to do that.

    Pepsi (PEP) said on Friday that it will be working with do-it-yourself carbonated beverage company SodaStream (SODA) on a limited test of homemade Pepsi-branded sodas later this year.

    Shares of SodaStream popped more than 15% when word of the deal was first reported in the trade journal Beverage Digest. A spokesperson at Pepsi confirmed MORE

    - Oct 24, 2014 2:25 PM ET
  • 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
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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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