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Major stock indexes ticked higher Friday though the market was broadly mixed. General Motors skidded, while UBS shares advanced.
Deepening concern over the state of the U.S. economy and its impact on Europe will lead to further uncertainty in European stock markets next week, as investors look to interest-rate decisions from major central banks for reassurance.
For those graduating college this year, getting a job will be a little harder than last year—but will likely pay more.
If recessions are best seen through the rear-view mirror, then Friday's jobs data makes the current state of the economy pretty clear.
Stocks opened flat Friday as investors shrugged off a worse-than-expected March employment report.
US employers cut payrolls by a bigger-than-expected 80,000 in March, more evidence that the economy is in a recession.
The Federal Reserve has been wise to keep the dollar weak as the economy navigates its way through the current liquidity shortage, the former chairman of the central bank's Dallas branch said.
For the second time this week, a senior Federal Reserve official conceded the United States economy could slip into recession, but suggested the central bank should wait to see if more rate cuts are needed.
Australia's top central banker said on Friday there were signs that domestic demand was cooling in a way that would help restrain inflation, suggesting he thought interest rates had risen enough for now.
Late yesterday, after much hashing and re-hashing behind closed doors, a bipartisan team of Senators emerged with the beginnings of a bill to help troubled borrowers, local communities and the nation’s home builders. The home builder provision is, I believe, necessary and huge for the industry.
The U.S. economy has taken a sharp turn for the worse and is facing a tough quarter, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.
An index of chief executives' confidence in the US economy plunged to a record low last month, reflecting deeper concerns about the credit crisis and prospects for hiring.
Now that Wall Street has gone through its version of “Survivor”, it’s time for a reality check. The credit crunch is probably far from over and is likely to play out like a mini-series than a reality TV show.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress that the economy may shrink over the first half of this year, saying "a recession is possible." Yet, he didn't offer any assurances of further interest rate cuts.
U.S. mortgage applications plunged last week, largely reflecting a drop in demand for home refinancing loans, an industry group said Wednesday.
US private-sector employers unexpectedly added 8,000 jobs in March, a report by a private employment service said, confounding economists' expectations of a fall.
According to the latest quarterly report from Halstead Property, the first quarter of 2008 saw property values continue their outlandish surge on the isle of Manhattan. The report touts "new records" in median sale prices and average apartment sale prices.
The full text of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's prepared testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on April 2, 2008:
The European Central Bank's first-ever auction of six-month funds on Wednesday saw banks bidding more than four times the 25 billion euros on offer as they sought cash they struggle to raise on financial markets.
British bank First Direct has withdrawn mortgages for new customers to clear a backlog after people flocked to its relatively cheap rates as other lenders raised rates due to the credit crunch.