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The odds of a rate cut by the European Central Bank increased significantly on Tuesday after euro zone inflation eased to a two-year low and unemployment hit a new record high.
Spain's GDP figures were in line with estimates from the Bank of Spain, but the country has now reported seven consecutive quarters of contraction and the government is easing up on austerity measures.
A slew of economic data out of Japan on Tuesday gives conflicting signals on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical revival plan is working or not.
With Spain in the doldrums, many Spaniards are coming to the Americas, where economic indicators point admirably upward, the GlobalPost reports.
As the Fed meets this week, all eyes are on Bernanke as Wall Street is buzzing that he will be leaving soon. Who will take his seat? Here's the one name that keeps coming up.
Small caps should outperform the large caps if domestic growth continues to outperform the global economy.
Two new studies show that the wealthy plan to buy more, despite higher taxes and a dim view of economic growth and government.
Attractive valuation plus renewed demand for physical gold could be putting a bottom in for the metal that has been riding a wild bout of volatility.
With the April unemployment report coming Friday, weak corporate top-line growth is likely to spell an equally troubled bottom line for the unemployed.
Contracts to buy existing homes rose slightly in March, as an historically low supply of for-sale listings nationwide continues to plague the housing market.
Americans spent more in March and their income grew, the latest indication that consumers are shrugging off a tax increase.
Before the recession, non-Hispanic white families, on average, were about four times as wealthy as nonwhite families, according to a new study. By 2010, whites were about six times as wealthy.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis is about to overhaul the way it tracks the growth of the American economy. The new accounting rules will give more weight to "intangible and intellectual" assets.
After the payroll tax increase, many worried that consumers would stop spending and further slow the economy. Nope. Not yet, anyway.
Now that Fabrizio Saccomanni has "made it" to head the economy ministry, markets may expect him to be the ECB's new man in Rome.
China's reform mantra sounds like a German-style plan that looks to combine growth with discipline, says this economist.
The latest snapshot of manufacturing activity in China could be a key focus for Asian markets this week as talk grows that China's economy has lost steam.
Another lackluster quarter of economic growth is likely to have the same impact on the market as its predecessors — which is to say, not much.
The flaccid GDP report may stem from deficit-cutting moves, including a 2 percent payroll tax hike that kicked in Jan. 1 and ongoing budget cuts. NBC News reports.
Macro factors in the U.S. and Europe are creating a challenging environment for retailers said McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson.