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Viewing Alcoa's earnings season kick-off in a high-tech light

Plus: Emerging-markets stocks bounce as the dollar slides, the stock market's frayed nerves, and a little corporate board turnover can go a long way toward stock performance

Apr 8, 2014 @ 7:41 am

By Jeff Benjamin

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  • Alcoa's earnings season kick-off is not just a Wall Street tradition by a dusty old manufacturing giant. The aluminum maker is going high tech, and the earnings report still matters. Why and how Alcoa is still a guidepost

  • Emerging-markets equities hit a four-month high as the dollar weakens. This is the opposite of staying calm. Commodities advance in predictable fashion

  • The market feels panicky because it is. The VIX is spiking and the average stock is down 9% from the recent peak. Spreading beyond tech stocks

  • A little board turnover can help company performance, while keeping board members on their toes. Booting one board member per year

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