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  • Secure but Still Challenged Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    When we began planning our special report  "Women in Business," I was eager to learn about how women are really doing in the workplace. In short, many women are successful, powerful and well off, but progress in the professional world has stalled.

  • For Women, Parity Is Still a Subtly Steep Climb Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    Though women make up half of the American workforce, and collect sixty percent of four-year degrees, parity in the corporate world still eludes them.

  • Still an Uphill Battle Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    Women may be happy about the strides they’ve made in corporate America, but they’re hardly satisfied.

  • Futures Sharply Higher on Euro Zone Hopes Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    Futures were sharply higher Monday, tracking gains in Europe where investors were encouraged by German and French promises to unveil new measures to combat the debt crisis in the region by the end of the month.

  • After Rocky Start, More Study and Sleep for Perry Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 4:02 AM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Rick Perry of Texas struggled through his first three debates, so his aides have staged practice sessions, complete with a stand-in for Mitt Romney. He has stirred outrage among conservatives on immigration, so he is defending his stance on the campaign trail as good economics, report the New York Times.

  • Recession Officially Over; US Incomes Kept Falling Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 12:58 AM ET
    Empty Wallet

    In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found, reports the NYT.

  • Stocks Close Day Lower But Gain for Week Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    Despite a failed attempt at the end of Friday's session to close the week out on a positive note, stocks finished higher on some tepid signs of recovery for the US economy.

  • Futures Rebound After Monthly Jobs Report Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Futures rebounded, erasing their early losses Friday following a stronger-than-expected monthly government payrolls report.

  • Stocks Log 3-Day Rally, Helped by Banks Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks finished at session highs Thursday, logging a three-day rally led by financials, after the ECB announced new liquidity measures to support banks in the euro zone and as investors waited for the crucial monthly non-farm payrolls report at the end of the week.

  • Futures Trim Gains Amid ECB Trichet's Speech Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    Futures turned negative Thursday following ECB's President Jean-Claude Trichet's grim economic outlook at a news conference after the bank's Governing Council left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5 percent.

  • Steve Jobs: At Manhattan Store, an Impromptu Vigil Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Steve Jobs Tribute

    A diverse crowd started gathering outside the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan after the announcement that Steve Jobs died, lighting candles, bringing flowers and leaving small tributes.

  • Jobs Death Prompts Grief at Apple Stores Worldwide Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 2:21 AM ET
    Apple

    Computer buffs and admirers of technology rushed to Apple shops from New York to Australia on Thursday to mourn Steve Jobs, praising him as a visionary who transformed the daily activities of countless millions.

  • Stocks Close Near Highs, Led by Materials Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    Stocks rallied sharply in the final minutes of trading to finish near their highs in another volatile session Wednesday, buoyed by a handful of better-than-expected economic news and amid optimism over the euro zone.

  • Protestors on Wall Street, October 3, 2011.

    There is a reason the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken root so quickly and spread far and wide so rapidly – people are fed up. We are sick of shouldering the burden of an economic crisis caused by a few. We are tired of watching the wealthiest 1% receive tax cuts, while the rest of us face job cuts, pay cuts and cuts in vital services. And we are ready to do something about it.

  • Futures Pare Gains Despite Euro Zone Hopes Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures pared some of their gains ahead of the open Wednesday, even after a better-than-expected private sector employment report and despite optimism that a solution will be found to protect Europe's banks from the effects of the Greek crisis.

  • Christie Move Sets 2012 Field, Boosts Romney Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    GOP Presidential Candidates Participate In Debate In Tampa

    After months of turmoil and uncertainty, the Republican 2012 presidential race finally appears to have a settled field of candidates — with Mitt Romney solidifying his perch at the top of the pack.

  • Stocks Rebound Sharply on EU Bank Aid Plan Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded during the final hour of trading in a roller coaster ride on Wall Street Tuesday, following a report that EU finance ministers are examining possible ways to recapitalize banks and after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said he is prepared to help the economy.

  • Bond King Bill Gross on the Markets     Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    Bill Gross, PIMCO founder & co-CIO, says don't look for double-digit returns on any financial asset class for the next few years.

  • Silicon Valley Reborn as Smartphone Valley Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Smartphones

    Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5 on Tuesday at its Cupertino headquarters is just the latest sign that Silicon Valley is taking on a fresh mantle of Smartphone Valley, with its growing reputation making it a magnet for mobile operators around the world. The FT reports.

  • Ford, UAW Reach a Tentative Deal     Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Ford and UAW leaders have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract. Insight with John Fleming, Ford Motor Company executive VP global manufacturing/labor affairs.