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  • Is Tesla's downshift for real?

    The break lights are finally coming on for investors' favorite auto stock.

    Shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) fell over 2% Tuesday after reports surfaced that Arizona failed to pass a bill to allow the company to sell cars directly to consumers.

    It marks the fourth straight day of losses for Tesla's stock.

    It's unclear what effect the Arizona bill actually had today. The automaker has long sought to bypass dealerships because it says MORE

    - Apr 15, 2014 3:49 PM ET
  • Tweet this: Twitter insiders aren't cashing out yet

    Twitter's founding fathers became billionaires on paper when the social media company went public in November.

    But Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams say they have no immediate plans to turn those paper gains in to cold, hard cash once they have the opportunity in May.

    Under federal securities law, company insiders must wait six months before selling any shares following an initial public offering.

    The so-called "lock up period" is designed to discourage MORE

    - Apr 14, 2014 12:01 PM ET
  • ETrade's new ad campaign: worse than the baby?

    Apparently, babies do get old.

    ETrade (ETFC) recently retired its long-running ad campaign featuring a talking baby boy telling people how easy it is to invest.

    The company's official line is that the child star quit.

    There's even a web site marking the milestone, babyquits.com, which redirects you to a Facebook page showing an out of office sign on the baby's crib.

    Over the years, the baby, who was never given an official name, MORE

    - Apr 12, 2014 1:00 PM ET
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  • Meet the Web's favorite finance professor

    When Gautam Kaul speaks, hundreds of thousands of people listen.

    Kaul, a professor of finance at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, has become an Internet sensation.

    His classes are by far and away the most popular finance and economics offerings on Coursera, a free site where people can take college courses.

    Judging by course enrollment, Kaul is in more demand than Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, a Yale professor who wrote MORE

    - Apr 12, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • 7 lucky tech stock bargains. Yes, they exist

    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.

    Tech stocks have been a bit of a whirling dervish lately. And the Nasdaq was getting taken to the proverbial woodshed again Thursday.

    But repeat after me. This is not 2000! Tech stocks, writ large, are MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 2:40 PM ET
  • It's the biggest week for IPOs in 8 years

    It's the biggest week for initial public offerings since the end of 2006 with a whopping 16 companies scheduled to make their trading debut.

    Forget April showers. This year it's April IPOs.

    The question for investors is how to read this flurry.

    The reality is all 16 IPOs probably won't happen this week. Investors have their limits, and anytime IPOs heat up, some wonder whether it's a repeat of late 1990s and year MORE

    - Apr 9, 2014 5:34 PM ET
  • Fed minutes: Janet Yellen has many friends

    When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently waded into murkier waters, she was backed by broad support from her colleagues.

    The Fed has two objectives: to keep U.S. unemployment low and to keep prices stable.

    The goal is to get unemployment below 6.5% and inflation up to 2.5%.

    In March, the Fed decided to tweak those thresholds to a fuzzier "qualitative view" of the job market. Yellen has indicated the Fed will be MORE

    - Apr 9, 2014 2:28 PM ET
  • Americans love Corona, but is it paying off for investors?

    Bottoms up! Constellation is cashing in on America's love affair with Corona.

    Shares of Constellation Brands (STZ) opened sharply higher Wednesday after the beer and wine company reported strong quarterly results, although the stock has now fallen back.

    The buzz kill came after Constellation executives said on a conference call with analysts that the cost of expanding a brewery in Mexico would be much higher than previously expected.

    The company raised its estimate MORE

    - Apr 9, 2014 11:06 AM ET
  • Ally Financial IPO is a taxpayer win, but don't buy the stock

    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 government is about to sell a big stake in Ally Financial, the auto loan giant formerly known as GMAC, through an initial public offering. It's a victory for taxpayers who had to bail the MORE

    - Apr 8, 2014 2:04 PM ET
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  • Time for market panic? Depends who you ask...

    It should be another good year for the stock market. Not spectacular, but positive.

    That's the general consensus among the investment strategists CNNMoney polled in a recent survey. See the full results here.

    Of course, some were more bullish than others, and one was downright bearish.

    Gary Flam, a portfolio manager at Bel Air Investment Advisors, had the lowest target for the S&P 500 among the 26 investment professionals in CNNMoney's survey. He MORE

    - Apr 8, 2014 8:38 AM ET
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