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China's legislature is expected to end special tax breaks for foreign companies in its annual session Monday. A law that state media say is expected to be enacted would equalize tax rates, raising foreign companies' tax bills and cutting those for many Chinese entities.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the economy is healthy, inflation seems under control and the U.S. should not perceive China as an economic enemy.
Global factors may on balance have boosted U.S. inflation, but globalization has not affected the ability of the Federal Reserve to influence U.S. financial conditions, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday.
The key in this new market is to be on the defensive. Cramer says it's all about getting into companies that are reliable, with consistent earnings and the ability to withstand even the toughest economic storms. And there's one particular sector, while unglamorous, that fits these criteria.
Stocks closed sharply lower on Friday, sparked by a wave of last-minute selling by investors reluctant to be in the market over the weekend.."There was just no good news that came out today to convince people to buy stocks," said Charles Rotblut, senior market analyst at Zacks.com. "There are a lot of people happy with taking money off the table and waiting until Monday to see how it unfolds."
Is now a good time for investors to rethink their international strategies? John Praveen, Chief Investment Strategist at Prudential International Advisors and Reiner Triltsch, head manager of the U.S. Trust Excelsior Funds, joined "Street Sign’s" Erin Burnett this afternoon to take a closer look at current investment opportunities abroad.
Many of those seeking reasons for Tuesday's market meltdown have turned from China to Japan. Two forex experts told CNBC's Liz Claman why the global shock may have more to do with Tokyo than Shanghai -- or New York.
If your portfolio includes long bonds, specifically long treasuries, then you were among this week’s winners. T. Rowe Price U.S. Treasury Long-Term and Vanguard Long-Term U.S. Treasury notched the biggest gains amid the global market selloff.
This week's turmoil in the global markets has put the spotlight on arcane investment practice known as carry trade.Though a buzz word in investment circles, carry trades actually play an important role in global financing and markets.
The yen rose to an 11-week high against the dollar on Friday as soft stock prices andworries about the U.S. economy led investors to keep unwinding bets on risky assets financed by borrowing in the Japanese currency.
U.S. consumer sentiment fell further than previously estimated in February, hitting a five-month low as concerns over incomes and jobs in a slowing economy weighed on confidence, a survey showed on Friday.
St. Louis Federal Reserve President William Poole on Friday dismissed fears that the U.S. economy was heading into a recession, and said there was no pressing need for the central bank to act against a falling stock market.
Did you ever stand in front of a dam wall, knowing that the water was rising rapidly and that any second an ocean might land on your head? Me neither, but I’m positive that it feels a lot like covering today’s stock market, without the disadvantage of possibly drowning.
Stocks closed moderately lower, but well off session lows as investors went bargain hunting. "The market is trying to settle in at some level," says Barry Hyman, Equity Market Strategist at EKN Financial Services. "There is a perception of change and there's a lot of nervous money still out here. "
CNBC's Stock Editor Joe Kernen thinks this week's Dow plunge and the fears it generated are bullish for the stock market.
The dollar surged against the euro after a key gauge of the U.S. manufacturing sector beat expectations in February, while a global sell-off in stock markets helped drive the yen sharply higher.
Sure, Ben Bernanke is the current Federal Reserve chairman -- but after Tuesday's market spasm, everyone seems to be talking about Alan Greenspan and his use of "the 'R' word." But does that mean the ex-Fed chief needs to watch his mouth? Two economists took on the question of free speech versus accountability, in "Morning Call."
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday that China ismoving too slowly to overhaul its currency system and to crack down on copyright piracy, two factors that American businesses blame for the soaring trade deficit with China.
The rate of U.S. home price appreciation steadied in the fourth quarter, extending a trend of deceleration that began earlier in 2006, the U.S. Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight reported on Thursday.
U.S. consumers spent more than expected in January and manufacturing unexpectedly rose in February, according to reports on Thursday that suggested the economy was poised to grow even as inflation remained a risk.