Executive Edge


  • What's worse, more catastrophic than shutdown Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 4:20 PM ET

    The longer the government shutdown lasts, the more experts worry that a debt default will follow, destroying Treasuries’ gold-standard status.

  • Government shutdown to halt mortgage approvals Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 3:54 PM ET

    While investors shrugged off the government shutdown, borrowers could find it freezes mortgage applications, as tax returns and SSI numbers go unverified.

  • Did Congress short the stock market? Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks were off sharply today, and volatility was up, as investors prepared for a possible government shutdown.

  • Obamacare will crush small business? Maybe not Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    A protest Friday in the Miami office of a Florida state lawmaker against his opposition to expansion of health-care coverage.

    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.

  • Less firing doesn't equal more hiring Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Loss leadership lessons from Amazon's Jeff Bezos Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 4:54 PM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    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.

  • What a kinder, gentler Iran means for the economy Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 5:22 PM ET

    The more accommodating stance being taken by Iran’s new president, if genuine, could result in lower oil prices by reducing Middle East tensions.

  • When all else fails, go private: BlackBerry deal Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Warren Buffett: Washington just likes to bluff Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    With the markets focused on Washington’s budget showdown, billionaire investor Warren Buffet says investors assume Congress will avert catastrophe.

  • Wall Street gets a taste of the perp walk Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    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.

  • World's biggest wimp: Fed's Bernanke Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The market is startled after the Fed says its long-anticipated taper will be delayed because of economic conditions.

  • What will Microsoft think of next? Maybe nothing Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    Microsoft, playing catch-up in mobile services and looking for a new CEO, has announced a big dividend increase and stock buyback.

  • The last day of Summers, a good one for markets Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 4:35 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    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 States of America Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    The tightfisted approach of the US consumer may be a lasting trend rather than a lingering byproduct of the financial crisis.

  • So much for a September stock swoon Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Supposedly the worst month of the year for stocks, September has pretty much stuck its thumb in the collective eye of the naysayers.

  • Apple's marginal dilemma Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 4:56 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook at a product presentation

    As it tries to appeal to more of the world, Apple finds itself in a battle between maintaining profit margins and growing market share.

  • Financial crisis price tag nears federal deficit Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    Five years after the financial crisis, we have a price tag: $14 trillion in bailouts, opportunity costs and lost production from high unemployment.

  • What the economy will look like in 2014 Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 4:48 PM ET

    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.

  • Fed math: 169,000 jobs equals a fraction of taper Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:46 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    With a jobs numbers shy of expectations, the Fed may play it slow in tapering bond purchases.

  • Spend big, pinch pennies: New American consumer Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 3:23 PM ET
    A shopper carries a purchase from Macy's along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in Chicago, Illinois.

    Americans are spending big on items like cars, while giving retailers fits over their reluctance to open up wallets for minor items.

Market Insider with Patti Domm