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21st Century Gold Rush: Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon

By David McFadden | Jul 28
The deep oceans span more than half the globe have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners. The era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning.

Getting Tested Again: Municipal Bond Funds Face More Stress

By Stan Choe | Jul 27
One worry after another has hit the municipal bond market in recent years. Puerto Rico may not be able to repay its $72 billion in debt. That's significant because half of all muni-bond funds have some Puerto Rican bonds.

Consumer Alert: True Cost of Discounts at Factory Outlets

Jul 23
Consumer Reports editor Tod Marks joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss whether companies are cutting corners and inflating prices at outlet stores.

Google Shareholders Revel at Biggest Windfall in US History

By Michael Liedtke, Marley Jay | Jul 18
Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects.

Clinton Makes Boosting Wages Central to her Economic Plan

By Ken Thomas | Jul 14
Hillary Rodham Clinton will make boosting middle class incomes and wages the focus of her economic agenda, pointing to stagnant paychecks as the central challenge facing the U.S. economy.

Chinese Stocks vs. Reality: Shares are Untethered to Economy

By Paul Wiseman | Jul 13
When China's economy was roaring along at double digit rates in the 2000s, Chinese stocks floundered. But starting in the summer of 2014, as evidence of an economic slowdown gathered, the Shanghai Composite index climbed nearly 150 percent.

Investors in Foreign Stock Funds are Facing a 'Stress Test'

By Stan Choe | Jul 12
Many investors question their decision to move into international stock funds, largely at the expense of U.S. stocks, in recent years. That's because fear is spiking about troubles in Greece and China, while the U.S. economy continues to trudge along.

How Exposed are You to the Volatile Chinese Stock Market?

By Ken Sweet | Jul 11
The extreme volatility in China's stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country's mainline index have suspended trading of their shares.

More Than 21 Million Affected by Government Data Breach

By Jack Gillum, Josh Lederman | Jul 10
Hackers stole Social Security numbers, health histories and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that the breach of U.S. government computer systems was far more severe than pr

After Vote Win, Greek Leaders Face Pressure to Restart Talks

By Derek Gatopoulous, Angela Charlton | Jul 7
Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro - possibly within days.

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