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A news agency tweet, that turned out to be fake about explosions at the White House injuring President Obama, sent markets on a round trip roller coaster ride.
Apple shares turned lower in the after-hours after earnings beat and the firm doubled the amount of cash it will return to shareholders. But its outlook fell short.
Austerity's intellectual underpinnings have fallen apart, but deficit hawks still claim that debt slows growth.
Yum Brands beat on earnings, while revenue was just shy of forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.
A regulatory filing on behalf of Suffolk County shows it missed an interest payment on some of its debt, putting the county technically in default.
In at least a roundabout way, Apple's precipitous and rapid fall has been the stock market's gain.
Teaching people how to code could be a catalyst for the economy, said Zac Sims, co-founder and CEO of Codeacademy.
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose in March, indicating the housing market recovery remains on track.
A sharp drop in German business activity overshadowed an easing downturn in France in April, surveys showed on Tuesday.
Debt levels swelled across the euro zone, but the pressure may be easing as the European Commission signals an end to sharp spending cuts.
China's weak PMI reading puts the nation's recovery in question as economists recalibrate growth projections lower for the economy.
An outbreak of bird flu in China and recent images of dead pigs floating in rivers have hit demand for chicken and pork and that's likely to curb inflation in the months ahead, analysts say.
Gold may have seen its low price for now, amid signs of consumer and hedge fund interest in the precious metal, analysts say.
It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.
Housing supply is supposed to grow in the spring due to warmer weather and the convenience for families of moving during the summer. That is not the case this year.
U.S. home resales edged downward in March, a pause in the housing market recovery that has helped boost the economy.
The best word to describe the U.S. economy and economies around the world is "stability," Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC, despite the company's earnings and revenue misses and scaled-backed outlook.
Job numbers and a sell-off in commodities may have curbed investor sentiment in the U.S. in recent weeks, but according to Societe Generale, the economy is now made of sterner stuff.
Pimco's Bill Gross has launched an attack on Britain and the euro zone for cutting debt with severe austerity measures, warning that such action risks stifling recovery, the FT reports.
Up to half the 21 companies where the U.K. government has a shareholding could be wholly or partly privatized in the next few years, a senior official has said.
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