Fed chairman Ben Bernanke described the “stagnation in the labor market” as a grave concern. Shouldn’t the Fed’s response be more muscular than wordy? Whatever happened to talking softly and carrying a big stick?
The folks at GM headquarters are not happy.
Retailers are looking to staff up ahead of the holiday shopping season, according to the findings of a recent survey that suggests that the industry is betting on stronger sales this year.
Trading action: sideways is good. From a technical perspective, trading sideways after a big market move last week is not a bad thing, and that is exactly what we are seeing today.
As of July, 22.4 percent of homeowners with a mortgage owed more than their home was worth, according to a new report from Lender Processing Services.
Despite evidence of slowing retail sales growth in China, high-end designers are still clamoring to enter the emerging market with the launch of a new luxury e-commerce website.
Can the rally continue? Over the weekend, lots of discussion about the two issues holding stocks back.
In case you were so submerged in football this weekend (RG3! Peyton!) that you blissfully forgot there's a presidential election upon us, you may have missed some of the strangest photos of the season.
Munich's world famous Oktoberfest doesn't kick off for another 12 days and it's already off to a tough start.
There has been a lot of focus in the press recently about retailers moving to cheaper or free layaway. Is it a big deal? I say yes. In my opinion, this year's free layaway is last year's free shipping.
Investors are moving out of dividend payers and into banks, builders, and insurers. Re-risk is on.
Safeway attracted bullish option activity on Friday, two days after gapping higher on plans to spin off its gift-card business.
There are several problems in the details of how the European Central Bank plans to intervene in the continent’s government bond markets.
The CEO of Irish carrier Ryanair has had a lot to say about passengers and fees, after an angry customer took to Facebook to complain. Who do you think is right?
Alec Young at S&P Capital IQ noted to me that there are five near-term events that the markets are counting on.
Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including the White House beer recipe, a beer bottle shortage in Germany, and Bud Light's NFL kick-off.
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The disappointing jobs numbers Friday were quickly met with a consensus view on Wall Street that it is very likely that the Federal Reserve will take some action intended to boost the economy. But it’s far from clear what that action would be.
The answer: when all the bond funds they have fled into start falling apart. And that isn't close to happening. Not yet.
The current unemployment statistics obscure one simple fact: unemployment for people with technical skills is much lower than it is for the balance of the workforce.