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  • Should J.C. Penney close 300 more stores?

    Can J.C. Penney close its way to prosperity? JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss seems to think so -- and it looks like the market agrees.

    Shares of J.C. Penney (JCP) rose more than 5% Monday and are on track to close at their highest price since last September. The stock is now up nearly 20% in 2014.

    To put that in perspective, the still unprofitable retailer is having a better year on MORE

    - Aug 25, 2014 3:45 PM ET
  • How to stay safe in a scary market

    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.

    Remember how stocks did nothing but go up all the time? That's so 2013.

    Volatility is back. Investors are growing increasingly jittery about geopolitical flare-ups in Ukraine and Gaza (and beyond). People are worried about market MORE

    - Aug 7, 2014 12:29 PM ET
  • Should Coke buy Keurig Green Mountain?

    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.

    Mark Twain allegedly said that you should write what you know. I drink a lot of coffee. So I'm writing today about Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR).

    Keurig, the maker of the popular single serve K-Cups and MORE

    - Aug 5, 2014 1:06 PM ET
  • Boring bonds beat sexy stocks. Here's why

    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.

    Bonds are supposed to be for conservative investors who are not willing to take on a lot of risk and don't get freaked out by the daily market headlines. Professional fixed-income investors are data wonks MORE

    - Jul 31, 2014 1:39 PM ET
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the real Iron Man

    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.

    Tesla's stock performance lately has been as electric as its Model S car. Shares are up more than 50% this year ... following a 335% surge in 2013!

    So Tesla is either one of the most overvalued MORE

    - Jul 29, 2014 1:10 PM ET
  • GM is eating Ford's dust

    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.

    Corvette or Mustang? Silverado or F150? Cadillac or Lincoln?

    Auto enthusiasts can debate whether GM or Ford makes better vehicles forever.

    But when it comes to Wall Street, there is no dispute. Ford (F) is in fourth MORE

    - Jul 24, 2014 1:57 PM ET
  • 5 reasons why the market won't crash

    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 has been a lot of talk about how this bull market is starting to look like 2007, 2000 or -- gasp! – 1929. Forget a 10% correction. The market is destined for a crash!

    But MORE

    - Jul 22, 2014 1:23 PM ET
  • Should Pizza Hut be sold?

    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.

    Pizza Hut is going stale. It's struggling while its corporate siblings Taco Bell and KFC are doing reasonably well.

    If the slowdown continues, should Pizza Hut owner Yum! Brands (YUM) consider selling the restaurant chain?

    It's a MORE

    - Jul 17, 2014 1:12 PM ET
  • Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs. So what?

    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.

    Investors have had a love-hate relationship with Apple CEO Tim Cook. He is back in Wall Street's good graces for now. It's almost as if investors have gotten him confused with goalie extraordinaire Tim Howard. MORE

    - Jul 15, 2014 1:57 PM ET
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  • Happy Birthday, USA! Have a hot dog (or 70)

    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.

    Fireworks may be the ultimate Independence Day tradition. But thanks in large part to ESPN, Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest has quickly become a fun way to celebrate America's birthday as MORE

    - Jul 3, 2014 9:30 AM 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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