The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level since September, while durable goods unexpectedly rose.» Read More
Africa's rapid economic growth has lured top American private equity firms to invest, including The Carlyle Group and Blackstone.
The Fed has no intention to pull back on bond buying and is more likely to increase it due to economic weakness, investment pro Peter Schiff said.
Nouriel Roubini may have made a name foretelling doom and gloom, but his tone has changed to reflect an improbable belief in a stronger U.S. economy.
The Federal Reserve won't start to scale back its massive bond-buying program this year, said former George W. Bush economic advisor Lawrence Lindsey.
Recent developments have raised an inevitable question of whether the market had finally hit a wall and a bubble of sorts has popped.
Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller said quantitative easing is just another version of trickle-down economics. Some economists agree.
It seems more and more that there is a communications breakdown between the Fed and the market even while the Fed is saying more than it ever has.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, but two states appeared to be working through a backlog of unprocessed claims.
Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region increased by the most in more than two years in September and firms' optimism about the future hit a 10-year high.
The Fed lost its chance for a "freebie" by deciding not to taper, the founder of hedge fund Duquesne Capital said.
An economy stumbling toward recovery was not enough to sway the Fed, which said it will not begin pulling back on its asset-purchasing program.
U.S. consumer prices barely rose in August as the cost of energy fell, but an increase in rents and medical care costs pointed to a stabilization in underlying inflation.
"We cannot afford for Congress to gamble with the full faith and credit of the United States of America," Lew said.
As the U.S. economy is gaining traction, economists argue that the growth is why things look bad for the dollar and bond markets.
No Larry Summers at the Fed may have triggered a bigger market reaction than the Fed will muster with its own policy statement Wednesday.
AAA has come up with a sobering statistic: the average price of gasoline will surpass $3 per gallon Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day.
Industrial production rose as a bounce back in motor vehicle assembly lifted manufacturing output, a hopeful sign for the economy.
Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC he expects a $10 billion to $15 billion reduction.
The pace of growth in New York state's manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed this month but firms' outlook brightened.
Despite opposition, the White House might still have muscled Larry Summers into the Fed chair but it would have meant cutting deals.
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