Rick Newman


December 2010


Why Baby Boomers Are Bummed Out

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The economy's finally bouncing back, and many Americans are starting to feel a bit more optimistic. But the nation's biggest population group remains in a recessionary funk.

The first of the baby boomers—the post-war Americans born between 1946 and 1965—start to hit retirement age in 2011. And ...

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The Best-Performing Stocks of 2010

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At least one thing went right in 2010—the stock market soared.

Despite the never-ending housing bust, sky-high unemployment, and an ongoing debt crisis in Europe, the S&P 500 index rose by about 13 percent in 2010, and that came after a 23 percent gain in 2009. Deep cost-cutting and a modest ...

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economy
stocks

Who Will Prosper in 2011

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The worry lines are finally starting to fade.

After 18 months of a stutter-step recovery, the economy seems to be gathering steam. Most companies that survived the recession are lean and profitable, and there's a good chance they'll begin hiring again in 2011. Consumers who have jobs feel better ...

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economy

Who Will Struggle in 2011

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For many Americans, the recession is finally over.

Economic growth in 2011 is likely to exceed 3 percent, and perhaps even hit 4 percent. That would be the best performance in more than a decade. Workers who held onto their jobs during the Great Recession can finally exhale, with growing confidence ...

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economy

20 Companies That Cratered in 2010

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Call it the year of the stealth bankruptcy.

After two years of colossal corporate meltdowns—the liquidations of Lehman Brothers and Circuit City, the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies, the near failures of AIG and Citigroup—2010 seemed like a year of convalescence. The default rate on ...

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Blockbuster

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