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  • Stocks End Sharply Lower on Recession Fears Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels, but still finished sharply lower Thursday in heavy-volume trading as a gloomy outlook from the Federal Reserve in addition to ongoing economic jitters fueled concerns of a recession.

  • , by Amy Cortese

    In a deeply divided nation, the one thing we can agree upon is the need for jobs. The economy cannot recover until millions of people are put back to work and consumer spending once again flows. But it’s doubtful that any meaningful job-spurring policy will surmount the political gridlock in Washington.

  • Futures Skid Sharply on Global Economic Fears Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures plunged sharply Thursday after the Federal Reserve warned of significant risks to the struggling economy and following a report that showed further contraction in China's manufacturing sector.

  • UAW Turns to Ford as Chrysler Talks Stall Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:07 AM ET
    Ford

    The United Auto Workers has turned its focus in contract negotiations to Ford Motor , an abrupt shift in negotiating strategy after talks stalled with Chrysler. 

  • Futures Hover Near Flatline Ahead of Fed Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 8:54 AM ET

    Futures shaved most of their earlier losses Wednesday as investors waited for the outcome of a two-day meeting of the Fed on interest rate policy.

  • Dow Ekes Out Small Gain; S&P, Nasdaq Lower Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    Stocks erased most of their gains to close mixed in a thin-volume session Tuesday, following a report that no deal has yet been reached on Greece and investors waited for the outcome of a two-day meeting of the Fed on interest rate policy.

  • China to Rescue Europe, US? Not Yet: IMF Adviser Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    China can do little in the short run to bail out the struggling U.S. and European economies, International Monetary Fund senior adviser Jorg Decressin told CNBC Tuesday.  But that could change in four or five years.

  • Tax Plan to Turn Old Buildings ‘Green’ Finds Favor Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    A business consortium that includes Lockheed Martin and Barclays bank plans to invest as much as $650 million over the next few years to slash the energy consumption of buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas. It is the most ambitious effort yet to jump-start a national market for energy upgrades that many people believe could eventually be worth billions. The New York Times reports.

  • Futures Rise Ahead of FOMC Meeting Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 9:11 AM ET

    Futures were higher on Tuesday as investors waited for the outcome of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on interest rate policy.

  • Oil Price Fall Driven by 'Speculation': OPEC Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 5:59 AM ET

    The recent fall in the price of oil has been partly caused by speculation in the oil market, Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum-Exporting Countries (Opec), told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Looking for Work? Willing to Move to the UAE? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    Dubai Construction

    With the jobless rate in the United States holding steady at 9.1 percent and the market showing no signs of near-term recovery, many Americans are considering looking abroad to combat their unemployment problem at home.

  • Stocks Close Lower, but Pare Earlier Losses Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stocks staged a strong comeback in the final hour of trading Monday, cutting their losses by more than half, following a report that the Greek finance minister official said the debt-ridden nation may be close to a deal with its international lenders, according to Reuters. Still, stocks ended lower, snapping a five-day winning streak.

  • Futures Skid Amid Euro Zone Debt Jitters Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Futures tumbled Monday as investor sentiment was dragged lower amid renewed concerns over Greek debt and disappointment over the results of a meeting of European finance ministers over the weekend.

  • 'Most Dangerous Decade Since the 1950s': Strategist Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 6:00 AM ET
    Caution

    Over the 100 years from 1950 to 2050, this decade will be seen as the "inflection decade" as both the developed and emerging economies make radical changes to adapt to a more dominant Asia, Anil Gupta, professor of strategy at University of Maryland told CNBC Monday.

  • Stocks Close Strong on 5-Day Win Streak Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 4:02 PM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, after strong gains in the previous session, as investors waited nervously for news from a meeting of global finance ministers this weekend.

  • Futures Pare Losses on Hopes for Banks Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, after strong gains in the previous session, as investors waited nervously for news from a meeting of global finance ministers this weekend.

  • Delta One Desks Are Big Moneymakers Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 3:43 AM ET
    NYSE trader

    The $2 billion trading loss that has rocked the Swiss banking giant UBS has also cast a spotlight on a relatively unknown but increasingly profitable corner of Wall Street — Delta One desks.

  • Boehner: Job Creators in America are ‘On Strike’ Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:44 PM ET
    U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner is calling for tax reform. In a speech today at the Economic Club of Washington, Boehner stressed the need to close loopholes and not raise income taxes that would hurt job growth.

  • Stocks Rally for 4th Day on Europe Bank Hopes Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher for a fourth-consecutive session Thursday following news that major central banks across the world agreed to lend U.S. dollars to European banks, taking pressure off funding issues across European banks.

  • Futures Rally on New ECB Liquidity Measures Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Futures jumped sharply Thursday following news that the ECB took a coordinated effort with the Federal Reserve to boost dollar liquidity.