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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.
The members of the class of 2013 are apprehensive and left to reroute their future due to their exposure to economic uncertainty and high unemployment.
Extended unemployment benefits do not keep people from finding a job, a report showed. But whether extensions help or hurt the jobs picture is far from settled.
U.S. industrial production fell by more than expected in April, reflecting a broad decline in factory output and a weather-related decrease in demand for utilities.
Even as stocks extend their mostly uninterrupted path higher, fund managers are holding big amounts of cash, worrying about China and a commodities crash.
Auto repossessions rise due to borrowers defaulting on their auto loans. Has the industry gone too far selling new cars and trucks to those with subprime credit records?
The returns on real estate investment trusts (REITs) were more than three times those of the broader equity market in April, according to a new report.
The 5.4 percent earnings yield is considerably below its historical average, but nearly triple the 1.9 percent yield of the 10-year Treasury.
Hedge fund titan David Tepper said he's still bullish on stocks and investors shouldn't worry about the Fed tapering its massive bond-buying program.
U.S. import prices fell in April due to a drop in oil costs, a positive sign for household finances.
NFIB's widely watched Index of Small Business Optimism rose 2.6 points to 92.1 last month, erasing a drop of 1.3 during March.
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