US Economy


  • Private companies create fewer jobs than expected Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A job seeker, right, talks with a McDonald's representative at a job fair for concession employment opportunities in International Terminal 5 in connection to the redevelopment of the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

    Private companies created 175,000 new positions in January, lower than in expected but keeping with the pace of job creation over the past two years.

  • Mortgage applications stall despite sliding rates Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Mortgage applications barely moved last week, even as a run on the bond market pushed interest rates down. Total applications rose only 0.4 percent.

  • The Fed needs to resume QE: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:52 PM ET

    Bucking general sentiment, Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, says that the recent selloff in the U.S. is triggered by the Fed's taper and until quantitative easing (QE) resumes, the market is headed for a downturn.

  • Markets seeing an overdue correction: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:07 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at IBL, says the recent selloff in global markets is an "overdue correction" from a overly bullish 2013.

  • Is Toyota being too optimistic about the US?     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Toyota Motor is expecting a continued mild recovery in U.S. auto market, despite below-view sales last month. Michael Robinet, Managing Director at IHS Automotive Consulting, discusses whether Toyota is being realistic about its largest market.

  • Contrarian calls for 20% drop in US stocks     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Jim Walker, Founder & CEO of Asianomics, says he expects stocks on Wall Street to fall by 20 percent this year, as the Fed continues its tapering plans.

  • Good time to buy bonds? ‘Absolutely not’     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    Here is why not to bet on the U.S. bond market right now even after the recent pull-back in yields, says Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer at Index Financial Partners.

  • Are US stocks staging a genuine recovery?     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer at Index Financial Partners discusses why he believes the rebound in U.S. stocks on Tuesday was merely a "dead-cat bounce."

  • S&P cuts Puerto Rico's debt rating to junk Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    A vacant building in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Puerto Rico, dropping the U.S. territory's debt to junk-bond status.

  • Taper effect: Here comes a bigger correction Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Fed stimulus made Wall Street happy but now what? Here comes a bigger correction, says Murray T. Holland of investment bank MHT MidSpan.

  • Factory orders dip in December; core orders rise Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    An employee prepares spools of carbon fiber for shipment at the SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, Washington.

    New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in December, but rose with the volatile transportation sector excluded from the data.

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg: We're not just for teens Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    As Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told NBC's "Today" the service is not just for teenagers.

  • Chart of the Day: The slow pace of financial reform Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Then-Sen. Chris Dodd (L) and then-Rep. Barney Frank at the signing of the Dodd-Frank act in 2010.

    More than three years after Congress voted to overhaul financial regulations, only half the new rules are done. A quarter haven't even been proposed.

  • UK construction at 6-1/2 year high in January Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 4:48 AM ET

    British construction activity unexpectedly picked up more speed in January, with growth reaching its highest level since the financial crisis.

  • Severed heads dumped outside bank in Mexico Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 2:45 AM ET
    Enrique Peña Nieto

    Two severed heads were dumped in front of a bank in the western Mexican state of Michoacán, days before a visit by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

  • Ellen Zentner, senior economist at Morgan Stanley, says unemployment is falling faster than the U.S. Federal Reserve predicted and will "blow past" the central bank's 6.5 percent threshold to raise interest rates.

  • Give Christie benefit of the doubt: Tim Pawlenty Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Tim Pawlenty

    Tim Pawlenty says N.J. Gov. Chris Christie deserves the benefit of the doubt regarding the "Bridgegate" scandal.

  • Australian dollar has a huge day, thanks to RBA Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 10:31 PM ET

    The Australian dollar was the clear outperformer in an otherwise dismal session in Asia on Tuesday, after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left interest rates on hold in its first policy meeting of the year.

  • Why the Fed won't stop tapering     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Jim Lowell, CIO of Adviser Investments, explains why a weak January manufacturing report is unlikely to derail the Fed from its tapering plans.

  • Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager, Nuveen Asset Management, explains why he thinks 2014 will ultimately be a good year for U.S. equities

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