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Two big stories today: commodities and Washington Mutual. What's up with commodity prices? Copper, gold, oil all moving up again. Goldman Sachs raises aluminum price estimates on strong Chinese demand during 2008 (somewhat offset by a contraction in aluminum consumption in the US, Japan and Europe, they say), combined with supply constraints in China...
Recessions are part of capitalism. They happen every so often. We’ve had two in the last super-prosperous 25 years. And it looks like we’re entering a third one after Friday’s jobs-loss report.
There is more than a 50 percent chance the United States could go into recession, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan told Spain's El Pais newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
Is your job safe? Jonas Prising, Manpower’s executive vice president for North America, offered CNBC some tips to stay ahead of recession fears.
Recessions are part of capitalism. They happen every so often. We’ve had two in the last 25 years. And it looks like we are entering a third one after today’s jobs-loss report. The unemployment rate went up to 5.1 percent. Non-farm payrolls have fallen for three straight months
Trouble is brewing for the King of Beers, Cramer says. Here's how to trade it.
Does Wednesday’s surprisingly strong ADP jobs report signal that the economy is already rebounding?
Key regions of the United States remained mired in recessionary conditions this month, data Monday showed, as the slowdown in the world's largest economy wore on and inflation continued to hurt businesses.
Business activity in the U.S. Midwest contracted in March for the second consecutive month, a report showed Monday that continued the recent run of data highlighting worries of recession.
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama told CNBC that financial regulations need to be revamped to deal with the credit crisis and threat of recession.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called for greater government regulation of the U.S. financial system Thursday and proposed a new $30 billion economic stimulus plan to help homeowners.
The cruise ship operator will win as people trade down their expensive vacations for cheaper cruises.
Recession or not, the economy is definitely in a significant slowdown. This poses a daunting challenge for the Republican Party. Not only could it make Senator McCain’s election tougher, but it’s going to affect House and Senate races as well.
J.P. Morgan and Co equities strategists are cutting their 2008 outlook for the market and having earnings outlooks, but they still see upside for some sectors, particularly financials and energy.
What's the trade ahead of Friday's February unemployment report?
In this market, ConEd is everybody's friend. And the high dividend yield is only half the story.
By many measures, confidence in the dollar has never been lower, and some fear more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts will make matters worse by swelling inflation and undermining long-term U.S. economic health.
U.S. regulators said they are watching credit cards for signs they may be the next trouble spots as strained financial markets constrain credit...
A year ago, spreads between the long bond and the 2-year note were close to zero. At the start of February 2007 we were looking at a slightly inverted yield curve, often a predictor of a recession. Now, a year later, the spread is approaching 300 basis points, hitting 292 on Friday. We haven't hit spreads that wide since 2004. Here is a 10 year history of treasury yields...
Warren Buffett told CNBC that by a "common sense definition", the U.S. economy is already in a recession...