The number of new U.S. unemployment claims rose sharply last week, even as retail sales gained solidly.» Read More
Market analysts are expecting the ISM data on Tuesday to show further growth in U.S. manufacturing in November, while some dollar bulls are forecasting a greenback rebound in December.
The challenge for stock investors is whether to pocket more of the year's gains or ride it out in hopes of a Santa Claus rally.
US markets are bracing for a shakeup Friday after investors fled risk assets globally on concerns about Dubai's debt rescheduling.
A week's worth of economic reports has been crunched into just three days this week, and Wednesday has its share of significant data, which include jobless claims, durable goods and consumer sentiment.
Risk is on so far this holiday week, but the bigger question is how long will that trade work. Tuesday's calendar is heavy on news about housing and the consumer, including the revision to third quarter GDP.
Friday's markets have no economic indicators to consider, but Dell's disappointing after the bell earnings could spill into tech stocks.
The latest rush to gold is providing plenty of market buzz even on the quietest days.
The low volume nature of the nearly 8-month old market rally has been an ongoing concern, but now the absence of institutional players could be an issue.
Stocks could continue their uptrend on Tuesday, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke showed little concern about the weakening dollar and signaled that low interest rates will stay.
The market will be challenged by plenty of economic news in the coming week, as investors look for signs the recovery is taking hold. But the market could trend higher as investors rotate into higher quality names.
The percentage of homes bought in the United States by first-time buyer will rise significantly this year, helped by a popular $8,000 tax credit, the National Association of Realtors predicted Friday.
The so-called 'risk trade', where the dollar moves lower while risk assets like stocks and commodities move higher, may be unwinding. Retail earnings season continues with JC Penny reporting.
With unemployment surging and President Obama's poll ratings sinking, there’s growing debate about what—if anything—he can do about the situation.
It's been awhile since holiday shopping has been such a wild card for the economy. Wednesday kicks off the batch of major retail earnings, when Macy's reports ahead of the opening bell.
It's "risk on" in global markets, a trend traders say could help keep stocks heading higher for now.
Middle-aged investors looking to retire in about 20 years should position their portfolios to have a 25 to 30 percent stake in equities outside of the United States, Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer at PIMCO told CNBC Monday.
Stocks could side step temporarily as investors look for the next catalyst that will break the market out of its current range
Consumers borrowed less for a record eighth straight month in September amid rising unemployment and tight credit conditions.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 190,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate rose to 10.2%, the highest unemployment rate since April 1983. The August and September numbers were revised as well. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
Markets have been hanging on the October employment report, expected to show a drop of 175,000 nonfarm payrolls when it is released on Friday.