Economists on average now believe that the U.S. economy contracted slightly in the first quarter, according to a Moody's/CNBC survey.» Read More
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.
Both the Fed and the ECB have tried to boost demand in the two regions that represent 40 percent of the global economy, but it is not happening. Here's why.
The Chinese city of Guangzhou is home to an expanding community of entrepreneurs from economic rival, India, who have migrated there to share the fruits of China's stupendous growth.
An early peek this week at how the euro zone economy performed in April could cement the case for the next installment in monetary easing by the world's major central banks.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will miss the annual Jackson Hole monetary policy symposium this year due to a scheduling conflict, skipping the prestigious event for the first time since taking the helm of the central bank in 2006.
IBM's awful earnings performance in the first quarter likely foretells a rough time ahead for the stock market.
Once more, arcane-sounding financial products like collateralized debt obligations are being minted on Wall Street.
The meager three percent pullback in the S&P 500 at the end of February made a lot of traders believe that any pullback should be bought, but there has been a lot of discussion this week that this pullback might be different.
Wall Street has turned against its one-time iDarling. The rout in Apple's shares has been swift, with the stock falling 44 percent since late September, leaving many wondering when, and where, all of this will end. The NYT reports.
Several more Dow components report earnings Friday, providing a glimpse of how industrial and consumer companies fared in the squishy global economy last quarter.
Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
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