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Wall Street Hell Week: Dow, S&P500, NASDAQ crater again

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2014 – It’s a bad day for the Maven today as he tries to file his tax return before the ultimate filing deadline today while simultaneously directing a virtual fire hose at his fire-consumed portfolio. Stocks themselves have descended into the bowels of hell this morning, with the Dow initially down well

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Legal Oddities: Employee angst, suing yourself, topless gardening, wrong sperm donor and more

The D.C. Superior Court judge dismissed the charges, saying that women do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in such a public place, and that these women had positioned themselves in ways that made their intimate areas visible to passersby.

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Want shares of the Alibaba [BABA] IPO? Good luck with that…

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2014 – Warning: Long article ahead. If you’ll forgive the vulgar analogy, trading the market this week has been a little like getting sloppy seconds. No matter what position you undertake, it’s increasingly likely to disappoint. READ ALSO: Scotland and Alibaba [BABA]: Wall Street’s Wild West Friday News past, present and future

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Wall Street jargon: What the heck is ‘quadruple witching’?

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2014 – What’s with this “quadruple witching” nonsense we’re hearing about today? Like all professions and businesses, Wall Street investment types have a professional jargon all their own, and it’s often a lot more colorful than what might imagine in this button-down world of hedge funds and investment banks. But the colorful

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Alibaba [BABA] creates more IPO shares. Facebook redux?

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2014 – Alibaba’s [BABA’s] incoming IPO really seems to have a head of steam going into its scheduled Thursday evening (September 18) pricing and Friday morning opening trading which will likely start quite late. But the Maven still doesn’t think you and I are going to get any of these shares, whatever