NEW YORK— The stock market is ending with a modest loss as investors wait for a series of big economic reports later in the week. The next day, a report on China's manufacturing industry will give investors an update on the health of the world's factory floor. And on Friday, the U.S. Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report.» Read More
Cash-strapped Americans are ringing up more purchases on their credit and debit cards, but there could be a steep price to pay ahead.
In Friday’s Web Extra find out how the traders are playing Williams-Sonoma, Wal-Mart and the jobs report in the week ahead.
If so, it could spark a marketwide rally, Cramer says.
Many Americans allowed themselves to fantasize about large-screen TVs, European vacations and other luxuries when they learned of the federal rebates they'd be getting this spring and early summer.
New York City's financial sector might only slice 15,000 to 25,000 jobs in the current downturn, which could prove shorter than the mayor has predicted, the city comptroller said on Thursday.
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Since financial issues are one of the leading causes of marital strife, it helps to think of the relationship as a merger and not an acquisitiion.
The US economy grew at an upwardly revised 0.9% in the first quarter, slightly better than previously thought, the Commerce Department said.
With gas prices at record highs across the country, some employers are implementing measures to help their employees ease the cost of driving to work.
Two Federal Reserve policy-makers warned on Wednesday that interest rate increases might be needed before too long to curb inflation, even as the United States struggles with a weak economy.
The Justice Department said the settlement would give consumers more choice and reduce commission rates by allowing greater access to the multiple listing services
Sales of new homes rose in April for the first time in six months, although the unexpected increase still left activity near the lowest level in 17 years
The majority of small business owners think the U.S. economy is getting worse, though sentiment showed some improvement in May from its recent lows, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan was quoted on Tuesday as saying the United States was still more likely than not to have a recession despite relative stabilization in the economy in recent weeks.
"This is going to be another difficult spring," said Mark Zandi of Moody's Economy.com. "I think we are at the beginning of the end of the housing downturn, but it is going to be a long and painful end."
Blame for the sub-prime crisis lies at the feet of banks who took too many risks in mortgage lending, Warren Buffett told a Madrid newspaper. Earlier, the billionaire investor said he expected a "long, deep" recession.
Officials at JP Morgan Chase have launched a major round of layoffs in the firm's vaunted investment banking department, axing dozens of executives, CNBC has learned.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told CNBC Thursday that rising oil prices are not driven by market speculation but instead reflect tight supplies and growing global demand.
Wall Street appears resigned to the idea that the Federal Reserve is done cutting interest rates, but a patchy economy could force policy-makers to keep their scissors handy.
The job market may be getting tough, but these companies are hiring more entry-level workers than a year ago.