CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. All the noise in Ukraine pushed up gold prices today. Oil was up on the day, as was palladium, which comes from Russia.» Read More
I locate a great deal of the power of Occupy Wall Street in the name itself, Occupy Wall Street, or #OccupyWallStreet. It works because the name contains everything you need to know: the tactic and the target. The name is also modular.
The Super Committee is just weeks away from having to decide on a massive new budget plan. CNBC's John Harwood has the details on whether Europe's deal has put more pressure on Congress to follow suit.
U.S. stock markets may be surging on news of a deal on Europe's financial situation, but Art Cashin thinks there's more to come. "Everything looks great" right now, said the UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, but "I don’t think the game’s quite over yet."
“Buy Low. Sell High. And don’t get them confused!” There are few more important rules for investors. I’m struck once again by the faithful Pavlovian response of those who were hating stocks as they dipped briefly into Bear Market territory and now, after a 14% gain (in the S&P 500), are waving their bidding paddles and fanning their short-term gains.
The European debt crisis is worrisome but it is unlikely to pose a danger to major banks on the continent, Michael H. Tomalin, CEO of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, told CNBC.
Finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.
When Americans of the 99% Tribe say they are occupying a place, what they are really claiming is not the real estate (though real estate, often of the soaking, underwater variety, may be at the heart of their collective cri de coeur.) What’s being occupied is not an external place – or not just – but an internal one.
As markets have been rebounding on euro hopes, the eurozone leaders have been debating a plan that should satisfy the financial markets. The hope is futile. A comprehensive plan does not exist. The eurozone crisis will get worse before it will get better.
Negotiators remain divided, however, on the issue of what will happen to the remaining 50 percent of the current outstanding 205 billion euros ($284.9 billion) of debt load.
America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.
With France's economic growth outlook fast deteriorating, President Nicolas Sarkozy increasingly has little choice but to launch a new round of belt-tightening six months from a presidential election.
Congratulations and commiserations: next week, you will take up one of the most important central banking jobs in the world; but you will also bear a frightful responsibility. The FT reports.
Eurozone leaders were struggling on Tuesday to reach agreement on a much-anticipated deal to reverse their spiralling debt crisis amid mounting signals a definitive agreement would not be reached at a key summit on Wednesday night. The FT reports.
Herman Cain is on a roll. The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza leads the pack in the latest CBS-New York Times public opinion poll among GOP presidential candidates. He's also building a reputation for having the most offbeat internet campaign ads.
"The best way I can address this movement and the injustices I see around me is through my own experience," and with that this author shares her story of her loss and why she's grateful for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Imagine that you are a small business owner who has a thin two to five percent profit margin during a tough economy and are trying to avoid laying off workers. On top of this, the federal government will begin keeping 3% of the money it owes you until the Internal Revenue Service acknowledges – months or years later – that you had already been paying your taxes. Although Halloween is just around the corner, this isn’t just another scary story.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, seeking to jump-start his GOP presidential campaign with a 20 percent flat tax, said “I don’t care” if his plan gives millions to wealthy Americans because he says it will accelerate economic growth.