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The longer the government shutdown lasts, the more experts worry that a debt default will follow, destroying Treasuries’ gold-standard status.
While investors shrugged off the government shutdown, borrowers could find it freezes mortgage applications, as tax returns and SSI numbers go unverified.
Stocks were off sharply today, and volatility was up, as investors prepared for a possible government shutdown.
While there’s plenty of uncertainty to keep small business owners up at night, experts say the hit from Obamacare may not be as bad as many expect.
Consumer prices fell in the second quarter, the first such drop since early 2009. GDP trails Fed targets, and a jobless rate dip doesn't mean hiring.
Few companies can convince Wall Street to keep investing by giving stuff away, but that's the secret of Amazon's success and the Jeff Bezos way.
The more accommodating stance being taken by Iran’s new president, if genuine, could result in lower oil prices by reducing Middle East tensions.
BlackBerry admits it can't make it as a stand-alone competitor to Apple and the smartphone rest, agreeing to be acquired by Canadian insurer Fairfax.
With the markets focused on Washington’s budget showdown, billionaire investor Warren Buffet says investors assume Congress will avert catastrophe.
JPMorgan Chase has admitted guilt in the 'London Whale' trading scandal, and will pay $920 million in fines. But the story won't go away.
The market is startled after the Fed says its long-anticipated taper will be delayed because of economic conditions.
Microsoft, playing catch-up in mobile services and looking for a new CEO, has announced a big dividend increase and stock buyback.
Stocks jump, and bond yields dip, as former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdrew from the race to be the next Federal Reserve chairman.
The tightfisted approach of the US consumer may be a lasting trend rather than a lingering byproduct of the financial crisis.
Supposedly the worst month of the year for stocks, September has pretty much stuck its thumb in the collective eye of the naysayers.
As it tries to appeal to more of the world, Apple finds itself in a battle between maintaining profit margins and growing market share.
Five years after the financial crisis, we have a price tag: $14 trillion in bailouts, opportunity costs and lost production from high unemployment.
Economists expect 2014 to be better than 2013, but just a tad—some GDP growth, interest rates rising slightly, and modest job and wage gains.
With a jobs numbers shy of expectations, the Fed may play it slow in tapering bond purchases.
Americans are spending big on items like cars, while giving retailers fits over their reluctance to open up wallets for minor items.
OPEC talked down the oil market, sending crude sharply lower, while warm weather and growing supply hit nat gas prices.
As the bull market heads into its sixth calendar year, Wall Street is cheering on another year of gains.
Stocks have a good chance of drifting higher in the week ahead, giving the year a bullish finale.