Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher, reveals his outlook on jobs and the U.S. economy.» Read More
Fewer states reported unemployment-rate increases in September than the previous four months, signaling a turning point may be near, according to a government report Wednesday.
Unemployment rates rose last month in 23 states and fell in 19 as the economy struggled to create jobs in the early stages of recovery.
Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.
There are signs the nation's factories are stirring from one of the worst recessions in decades. If nothing else, hints of a rebound at big industrial firms will boost the stock market and lift people's 401ks.
About half the Dow 30 and a quarter of the S&P 500 report next week, and analysts expect the majority of those companies—from a broad range of industries—to continue beating expectations.
Earnings reports from General Electric and Bank of America are the big numbers for markets Friday, and they matter nearly as much in the foreign exchange and Treasury markets as they do in the stock market.
One benefit of the recession is that inflation is nowhere to be seen, as consumer prices have barely grown in months.
The Social Security Administration makes it official Thursday: There will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year, the first year without one since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.
The Dow crossed the 10,000 level and all of sudden the bears grew quieter.
Lessons learned so far about about jobs "saved or created" by the federal government's economic stimulus program is that a majority of the numbers involve the "saved" part. The money has plugged budgets and staved off serious layoffs, especially in education.
Intel's earnings beat should help stocks Wednesday but focus will quickly shift to J.P. Morgan's report, ahead of the opening bell.
New York Fed President Dudley said, 'the introduction of a contingent capital instrument seems likely to hold real promise' when speaking of the improvements in the regulatory capital framework in New York.
The positive side of the weak greenback story should show up this week, as a parade of multinationals report earnings.
The stock market may be up, U.S. service industries may be recovering, banks may be lending again and housing prices holding. But one major piece of the recovery puzzle is still missing: a brighter employment picture.
State officials worked into the weekend as part of the most ambitious effort ever to calculate, in real time, the effect of a government spending program. From 11 jobs repaving a road in Caldwell, Texas, to one job helping run Utah food banks, to states were required to say exactly what became of billions in government aid.
This is the week the market will make its big push, as positive earnings surprises will send it higher and carry it through the rest of the year, said Marc Pado, US markets strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald.
The employment crisis is expected to worsen as companies stay reluctant to hire. Many economists expect a jobless recovery, putting pressure on President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to stimulate job creation.
The United States has lost its perch as the global financial center of the world, something economist Nouriel Roubini attributes to the lingering effects of the 2008 credit collapse.
Agriculture will be the biggest industry to profit from in the coming decades, well-known investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.
There has been quite a bit of newsprint, bandwidth and hot air invested in whether the Obama Administration might push for a second stimulus package. But when you look at the current stimulus package, it's a bit of a head scratcher, considering so little of it has been spent.