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Emerging-markets selloff sparks global concerns

Plus: Short-selling starts to make sense, Bill Gross plans to work till he's 109, Obamacare triggers downgrade of health insurers, economists bicker over minimum wage laws, and the tricks of debt-free Americans

Jan 24, 2014 @ 7:43 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • The emerging-market selloff this week is starting to spread to parts of developed Europe. Some are blaming the Federal Reserve's tapering program. U.S. stock futures suggesting more selling today

  • As short-selling is expected to pick up this year, here are a handful of stocks that are already seeing increased levels of short interest. Following negative speculation

  • Bill Gross clings to youth at 69 and claims Pimco's batteries are 110% charged. Maybe the question everyone should be asking is whether Mohamed El-Erian was ever really in line to lead the fixed-income megastore. Bond King says he could work another 40 years

  • Moody's has run the numbers and now that the bloom is off the Obamacare rose, it does not look good for health insurers. The true impact will come at the end of March

  • Some economists have a different take on minimum wages. Does it even make sense to have a set minimum wage? Politicians try to impose recklessly high wage floors

  • Debt-free Americans have several things in common in addition to not living beyond their means. Building credit without debt


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