With the unemployment rate at 9.7 percent (at least until Friday), and 12 million or so Americans out of work, there are still a lot of things related to the economy worth fretting about.
Millennials. The very word sparks debates galore. And depending on who is speaking, these discussions can be depressing, full of expletives, ambiguous or downright dismissive.
Recently an experienced entrepreneur turned employee asked me for advice about a new job where there was a lot of down time. She already asked for more to do but wasn’t assigned anything. Now what?
Jobs, jobs, jobs. Everyone is thinking it but not necessarily talking hiring, especially Wall Street.
But here’s what I do know: Obamacare’s worst tax hike is the imposition of a new 3.9 percent Medicare payroll tax on capital gains and other investments.
What tends to be absent from the leadership canon, however, is the acknowledgement that some people just don't want to be led, or are determined to resist any change that they don't agree with.
Stocks struggled Friday but managed to pull off a gain for the week, with the S&P holding a 17-month high at 1,150.
Stocks struggled Friday as investors digested mixed readings on the consumer: Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, while consumer sentiment softened.
Stocks slipped into the red Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Friday after Thursday's rally in the final hour of trading and with investors watching consumer data due later Friday.
Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading Thursday, pushing the S&P to a 17-month high above 1,150. Banks finished strong, with Citi up over 5 percent.
Stocks slipped at the open Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims fell but not as much as analysts had anticipated.
Stock index futures were treading water Thursday after posting a slight a gain Wednesday on the back of gains in financial stocks.
The Obama administration is planning to use the government’s enormous buying power to prod private companies to improve wages and benefits for millions of workers, according to White House officials and several interest groups briefed on the plan.
As financial markets panic about the risks to the euro from laxer governments in southern Europe, the northern Baltic states are already in tight fiscal bandages as they experience Europe's most severe recession.
President Obama seems to be losing friends left and right. But not to worry. He still has one unstinting and stalwart comrade: the unions.
Why would you ever want to be President? Everyone who comes to the job does so with some vision and dream and quickly has to learn how to dance the dance if anything is to be done. It's harder now than ever with the accumulated debt we have built up.
Cramer explains why a Republican win in Massachusetts could work out well for Wall Street.
Belgian beer lovers hoping to forget the economic slowdown and freezing weather over a few pints of their favorite brew may be in for a shock, UK newspaper the Telegraph reported.
Three states had record unemployment rates in October, according to data released by the U.S. Labor Department.