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Vernon Davis Is Going to the Super Bowl, But Should He Go in Your Portfolio?

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Fantex gives people the ability to invest in the future earnings of professional athletes. Financial advisers, however, caution that these untested securities merit at most a small role in the “play money” part of a portfolio.

Why European Banks Keep Getting Clobbered

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After years of lackluster results, financial scandals, painful share sales, disruptive management changes, onerous regulations and strategic U-turns, many European bank investors are throwing in the towel.

January Jobs: Right Number at Wrong Time for the Fed

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There were positives and negatives in the January employment report, but the Federal Reserve isn’t going to take any chances.

BNP Paribas Admits Reality in Investment Banking

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The French bank has finally decided to trim its investment bank and bolster its capital base.

LinkedIn Share-Price Pain: A Chance for Gain

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Once richly valued to peers, LinkedIn’s selloff makes it a more reasonable bet for investors.

How to Fight Tax Identity Theft

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Tax ID theft is almost never the victim’s fault, but taxpayers can take steps to help avoid the problem—or cope if it occurs.

Sugar Smuggling Into China Stirs Market

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A poor sugar harvest this year, which has pushed up local prices, is creating an incentive for smugglers to flout China’s import restrictions and bring cheaper supplies across the hard-to-police borders of Southeast Asia

Tech Stocks Swoon as Growth Disappoints

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The sector led a broad decline, as a disappointing outlook from LinkedIn helped fuel a rush out of stocks.

Argentina Offers Holdout Creditors $6.5 Billion

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Argentina moved a step closer to ending a 15-year stalemate that has stymied its ability to borrow after it made a formal offer on Friday to U.S. holders of its defaulted government debt.

Vanguard Seeks CFO

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Vanguard Group is creating a new post of chief financial officer, as the mutual fund giant looks to add more external executives and keep pace with an influx of cash.

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