Tapering—or a gradual reduction in the Fed's $85 billion a month in asset purchases—is expected to be months away, but the markets are beginning to chat about it more.
European stocks closed higher after volatile trade on Friday, boosted by a rally in the auto sector. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 closed provisionally at a new 5-year closing peak.
The paths of Japan and Europe, which have been the sick men of the world economy for years, diverged this week: Japan showed a robust first quarter growth while Europe fell deeper into recession. Will Europe learn from Japan? The NYT reports.
Traditional parties that make up Italy's coalition government will become history, Beppe Grillo, the leader of the anti-establishment "Five Star Movement" told CNBC.
China's benchmark index out-performed the broader Asian market for a second straight session on Friday as investors cheered moves by the government to ease strict regulation while the rest of Asia's equity markets traded cautiously as concerns grew over a U.S. Federal Reserve exit from quantitative easing.
In a week dominated by talk about when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start unwinding its massive monetary stimulus program, a raft of weak U.S. economic data have introduced an element of confusion into the markets.
Although Apple shares have struggled lately, some stock market observers don't think its slide is over.
Japan's wrong-headed policies doom it to injecting more money into the system, spurring inflation, which will dramatically boost the price of gold, said Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff.
Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.
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A group led by hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman is reportedly set to buy a Manhattan penthouse for more than $90 million.
Stocks head into Friday with a weekly gain of 1 percent, but traders are seeing signs of wear as a list of disappointing economic reports stacks up against the market's gains.
Citigroup is banning some traders from accessing internal chat groups on their Bloomberg terminals, in the latest sign of concern by banks over online security issues.
Vikram Pandit, the former Citigroup chief executive, has returned to banking by investing in an Indian financial services group that hopes to launch a new lender. The Financial Times reports.
Is market froth coming to a head? Are investors about to get smacked with a sell-off?
A wealthy Chinese businessman hired a crew to smash his Maserati with sledgehammers to protest poor customer service, but the story is similar to another incident. Is this a trend or a stunt?
Mercedes-Benz is digging in and putting more features into its redesigned flagship S-Class sedan. This is not just another ultra-luxury sedan.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
The Dow is up nearly 22 percent since mid-November. Many think the market's overdue for a pullback, but historical correlations indicate that it may not be.
Beaten-down gold just can't find any love. The yellow metal sold off for a sixth day, plunging nearly $30 at one point.