| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Upset that the fiscal stalemate in Washington is threatening the global economy, China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the international reserve currency as well as for broader steps to create a "de-Americanized world."...
| Oct 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that’s entering its third week. ...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list was slowly taking shape. But we do know Bill Maher's guests.
Film director Oliver Stone will visit "Real Time With Bill Maher" at 10 p.m. Friday (tonight) on HBO. The roundtable guests will be MSNBC's Chris...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The United States is currently in the midst of a leverage crisis, only it is a crisis that stems from political institutions rather than economic ones. The political leverage crisis concerns Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court, and it is...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. needs to get "its act together" and raise the debt limit before a default derails the nation's recovery and damages the world economy, a top International Monetary Fund official said Wednesday.
Short-term interest rates have risen...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. If confirmed, the former UC Berkeley economist would become the first woman to lead the world's most powerful...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:01 PM
ATHENS -- In the strongest sign yet of economic recovery, Greece’s ruling coalition on Monday unveiled a draft budget for 2014 that foresees growth in the country's debt-crippled economy, which is emerging from the doldrums after six years of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The global economic crisis that has come to be known as the Great Recession appears to have fueled an increase in suicides, including an estimated 5,000 additional deaths in 2009, a new study says.
Although previous research has linked the recession...
| Sep 11, 2013
With tensions over Syria defused, at least for the moment, calm has returned to the stock market as well as to individuals worried about military engagement and the price of gasoline.
But analysts are warning investors not to become too comfortable....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:03 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- There's been a lot of passionate talk and chatter here among G-20 leaders, but it seems to have been mostly about the conflict in Syria and whether they were willing to back President Obama's call for a military strike on the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:43 PM
As the Federal Reserve weighs an imminent cut in its extraordinary economic stimulus, many outside the United States are pleading with the Fed: "Would you consider the impact on us too?"
That essentially was the message Friday from the head of the...