It's great news for Main Street. Will it be just as good for Wall Street?
By Mohamed A. El-Erian
FORTUNE -- This morning's U.S. employment report is an unusually good one -- in terms of the headline numbers and virtually all of the key components.
Net monthly job creation came in at 203,000, above consensus expectations of 180,000. Importantly, the job additions were broad-based, with virtually all sectors benefiting.
The widely followed unemployment MOREDec 6, 2013 10:30 AM ET
For Obamacare to work, the government would need to either raise the penalty substantially or make the health plans more appealing to young people.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- Vision and dental coverage could hold the key to attracting the young and healthy to sign up for Obamacare, potentially saving the new health care system from an early demise. These two relatively cheap services offer the so-called young invincibles a tangible MOREDec 6, 2013 10:14 AM ET
Changes are coming to the New York Stock Exchange after its acquisition by ICE, a smaller, leaner upstart.Dec 5, 2013 8:26 AM ET
Over the past 10 years or so, trading has become dizzyingly complex and frenetic. So how have investors fared? Surprisingly well.
By Lauren Silva Laughlin; graphics Nicolas Rapp
FORTUNE -- Once upon a time, an ordinary investor -- call him Joe -- would take some of his retirement savings and put it into a giant brand-name mutual fund that advertised in the Sunday paper. The fund would take that money and MOREDec 5, 2013 6:52 AM ET
It's time for VCs and angels to set aside their differences, in part because they are largely cosmetic.
By Kittu Kolluri
FORTUNE -- No topic fuels more discussion and debate within the early-stage investment community than the dynamics between VC and angel investors. Are they natural enemies or complementary players in an increasingly diverse funding ecosystem? Or both?
AngelList's introduction of syndicates has added several new twists to this debate—the notion of MOREDec 4, 2013 3:06 PM ET
Companies must pay close attention to the company they keep.
By Venky Ganesan
FORTUNE -- One of my favorite episodes of Freakonomics Radio concerns a diner at the Manhattan branch of high-end, organic restaurant chain, Le Pain Quotidien, who finds a deceased field mouse in her salad. As often happens on Freakonomics, this revolting tale begets an interesting discussion of economics: From the function of 'anchoring' in influencing pricing behavior to the challenge MOREDec 4, 2013 1:54 PM ET
The largest asset managers should become simpler, smaller and less interconnected.
By Sheila Bair
FORTUNE -- Hark. Do you hear it? That sound of ringing bells coming from the nation's capital as we enter the holiday season? Is it Salvation Army Santas taking to the street corners? Church campaniles playing "Carol of the Bells?" Or maybe angels getting their wings a la the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life?
Nope. It's the MOREDec 4, 2013 12:41 PM ET
Amid pressure from investors who argued the company had stretched itself too thin, Hess has shed assets and is moving forward as a streamlined company.Dec 4, 2013 10:52 AM ET
The next six months will probably be more, not less, volatile, for both the Middle East and the markets.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- Wall Street may be the latest victim in the long-running chess game involving Iran and the U.S. Equity prices shot up across the globe as oil prices fell Monday on the news that Iran and the so-called P5-plus-1 had reached an agreement over the weekend, which would MORENov 26, 2013 12:16 PM ET
PIMCO's Bill Gross and the other big bond boys are experiencing some performance issues this year.
By Daryl Jones, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- For those of you who missed it in high-school history class, Sir Ernest Shackleton is the best-known figure in the "Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration," which began in 1911 after Roald Amundsen successfully reached the South Pole. Shackleton was a maverick. He wanted to one-up Amundsen. So he set MORENov 26, 2013 10:04 AM ET
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