| May 2, 2013
| 1:08 PM
WASHINGTON -- For most Americans, Europe is out of sight and out of mind. We figure that the worst of its debt crisis has passed. Italy has a new government. To mute social unrest, some countries are slightly relaxing austerity policies. The European...
| Oct 3, 2012
If you keep an eye on your 401(k), you might be among the cheerful Americans who told researchers in a recent Conference Board consumer confidence survey that they are feeling better about the economy and their future.
Rising stocks play a role in...
| Nov 8, 2012
America is marching toward the fiscal cliff, and investors are on alert for the consequences of plunging from the peak.
Re-elected President Barack Obama and congressional leaders must decide in the next 54 days whether they are willing to ignore...
| Jul 9, 2012
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| Sep 16, 2012
Ben Bernanke sure knows how to move a market.
He started, of course, Aug. 31 at Jackson Hole, Wyo., when he hinted that he was going to offer the sweet stimulus that investors always savor. Stocks rose in anticipation. But last Thursday was the big day,...
| Jul 21, 2012
Because of the breakdown of political decision-making in the U.S. and Europe during the Great Recession, the burden of response has fallen largely on two big central banks: the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. And down the road, they are...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time since the month President Obama took office, a surprising lift for both the economy and his re-election hopes in the final weeks of the campaign.
The rate, the most-watched measure...
| Oct 24, 2012
With U.S. stocks near five-year highs, the unmistakable reality of a sputtering global economy has hit home, stifling U.S. corporate sales and spooking investors.
They started heading for the stock market exits last week, and they picked up the pace...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:13 AM
U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election Tuesday night.
Worries about the European economy also resurfaced, putting more pressure on global...
| Aug 26, 2012
We're back to the familiar pattern.
Your investments probably drifted lower last week — not based on the underlying economy or business, but rather on second-guessing what the Federal Reserve and central bankers in Europe might have up their...
| Aug 29, 2012
Economies in China and Europe have weakened, and the U.S. has slogged through slow growth and high unemployment, yet stocks have climbed a shocking 10 percent since June on the expectation that the Federal Reserve and its counterparts in Europe would soon...