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As the president’s advisers have struggled with the economic crisis, Lawrence H. Summers is often at the center of heated debates.
Stocks opened lower Monday as the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields soared on the back of last week's cheerier jobs data, which prompted speculation that the Fed may raise rates at its next meeting.
Futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Monday as the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields soared on the back of last week's cheerier jobs data, which prompted speculation that the Federal Reserve may raise rates at its next meeting.
Investors are reeling from the latest investment bubble to burst — long-term Treasury bonds. With mutual fund managers and investors absorbing losses of more than 15% on supposedly safe assets, this highlights the perils in fear-based investing.
The stock market's rally could face a critical test in the coming week as the "recovery trade" plays out across financial markets.
Yesterday and today, we have members of the Federal Reserve hitting the airwaves with consistent warnings over the US fiscal state.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation indefinitely postponed a central element of the Obama administration’s bank rescue plan on Wednesday, acknowledging that it could not persuade enough banks to sell off their bad assets.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on steels, coal and more.
I do like to kid Treasury Secretary Geithner, but in reality I think he has done a credible job under very difficult circumstances.
As General Motors prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary and faces possible bankruptcy, here are some key events in the giant automaker's history:
President Obama couldn't let General Motors fail, but he won't concede he's taking over the company.
There is a tidal wave of government bonds coming to market the next few years. Estimates are for $2 trillion a year for at least the next two years. So on the one side of the pit over which a good tug of war is waged is the Treasury offering a ton of bonds for sale. On the other side is the Federal Reserve offering to buy $300 billion of that debt in the hope that it will keep interest rates down. Doesn't sound like a fair fight.
The trend for stocks is higher, yet gains in June may be harder to come by unless economic data perks up.
Stocks capped a winning month with a 1-percent rally Friday as traders squeezed in a few last-minute trades to close out the month of May. Investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell ended higher after beating its earnings target. GM ended at 75 cents a share.
Get ready folks: America is about to own a car company. As of Monday, we the taxpayers will own more than 70 percent of GM. Whether the company will be formally renamed Government Motors remains to be seen. But that’s what it will be.
Stocks made another break higher Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell shot out of the gate after beating its earnings target but other techs were slow to follow. GM fell below $1.
The government bailout of General Motors includes a valuable prize for the ailing carmaker: a tax break that could save GM and its future investors more than $12 billion.
Stocks wobbled Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment less-bad GDP report but still remained a bit jittery. Dell shot out of the gate after beating its earnings target but other techs were slow to follow. GM fell below $1.
Stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street Friday after the latest GDP report showed the economic decline began to slow in the first quarter.
Stocks ended higher Thursday as crude prices climbed after an inventory pare-down and the results of the Treasury bond auction eased concerns about government debt.