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The energy boom in the U.S. is providing a shock absorber of sorts for major oil companies, helping to hedge a strong dollar amid an the increase in domestic production.
Whatever course it chooses, the Fed will have to grapple with the reality that while its policies have helped stocks, they've been less effective at growing the economy.
Worried about a possible economic bust in agriculture like that of the 1980s, farmers talk about their growing fears.
The Federal Reserve should not go from "wild turkey" monetary policy to "cold turkey" overnight, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told CNBC on Monday.
Easy monetary policy by the Federal Reserve and other central banks is limiting supply of stocks, as well as fueling asset bubbles, one analyst warned on Monday.
The Obama administration on Friday said it was ready to free up about $260 billion so the nation could continue paying its bills as a temporary debt ceiling suspension lapses.
With housing now in recovery and apartment rents rising, there is new concern that tenants and investors alike will move out of the multi-family space.
US consumer sentiment rebounded in early May to the highest level in nearly six years as Americans felt better about their financial and economic prospects.
Wall Street's stock market mania officially has gone full-throttle as JPMorgan raised its year-end price target for the Standard & Poor's 500 to 1,715.
Early Boomers may be on track to retire with enough savings for their golden years, a new Pew study finds. But Gen-Xersare in for a world of hurt.
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.
It would take a perfect storm, but there are worries the current economic boom for farmers could turn into a bust. The issue is how much debt farmers take on.
Thursday's economic reports featured mostly bad news, with housing starts plunging and jobless claims rising while inflation remained under control.
More Americans say they are less frugal than they were a few years ago. Time to release that pent-up desire to eat out, a survey suggests.
France's fall back into recession is likely to pile more pressure on the country's finance ministry, at a time when infighting has already led one senior politician to fuel rumors that Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici could be replaced.
Even as gold prices tumble a tug of war between physical buyers and institutional sellers will put a floor under the precious metal, said analysts.
Some market watchers say they are starting to spot something that they haven't seen for a while: sellers moving back into stocks.
Michael Novogratz of Fortress Investment Group said the art market is "100 percent a bubble," and he predicts it will be the next gold.
The 10-year Treasury is facing a huge drop in yield and a flight from risk, one analysis showed.
US home-builder confidence in the market for single family homes rose in May despite increasing building materials costs, an index showed on Wednesday.