LONDON, April 26- Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and Sweden's Riksbank, which all have turned to government bond purchases as stimulus...» Read More
Mitt Romney says he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have an "ample safety net" and he's focused instead on relieving the suffering of the middle class.
Stephen Colbert's sway in the presidential election might be a joke, but he's got some real financial muscle — more than a million bucks.
Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Obama's re-election campaign, but GOP leaders say it's a plan that has little chance of passing Congress.
Offering no explanation, the Iowa Republican Party has declared Rick Santorum as winner of the Iowa caucuses, days after saying incomplete vote results precluded it from doing just that.
The final weeks of 2011 were the economy's strongest since it appeared to be slipping toward recession in late spring, according to the Federal Reserve's latest snapshot of the economy.
Mitt Romney won broad support from conservatives and moderates and was widely viewed as Republicans' best hope of defeating President Barack Obama in this fall's elections, preliminary exit polls of voters in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary showed.
Message to my fellow conservatives: Please don’t blame the mainstream media for the improvement in jobs, unemployment, and economic growth. Reporters are not making this up. The economy is better. It’s going to give President Obama a leg up on the election. GOP beware, and come to your senses.
Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director says he's not distracted by legal questions of his appointment and discusses the hot issues facing him, including the bureau's plans to zero in on mortgage companies.
The IRS audited one in eight millionaires who filed taxes last year while only auditing 1 in 100 individuals earning less than $200,000 in an effort to "assure that there's equity in the system."
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses by a mere eight votes over former U.S. senator Rick Santorum, a party official said on Wednesday.
The stock market’s rebound from the financial crisis three years ago has created a potential windfall for hundreds of executives who were granted unusually large packages of stock options shortly after the market collapsed. The New York Times reports.
The differences between the House and Senate are not huge, says Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA). "The Republicans in the House are standing for the working people," he adds.
Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued Wednesday by the FAA, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades.
Reacting to a deadly text-related accident, the National Transportation Board recommended all states ban driver use of cell phones, a move which would exceed all existing state laws on the subject.
NBC's Tom Costello has details on the NTSB recommendation that states ban all electronic devices, including cell phones, from automobiles except in the case of emergencies.
CNBC has confirmed that the SEC will sue the Securities Investor Protection Corporation in an attempt to force SIPC to cover investors in Allen Stanford's alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.
Americans split on almost every important issue facing Washington, but they agree on this much: Republicans and Democrats share blame for the failure of the Congressional "super committee," and the resulting automatic budget cuts are unacceptable.
Few, if any, politicians like to raise taxes, and those who do often pay dearly for it. Raising taxes, however, is sometimes a necessity evil, because there is simly no other way to increase revenue or reduce a deficit. What do you think?
Worries about municipal bond issue defaults have been overblown, obscuring the investment advantages of a once trusted debt instrument.