Corporate debt recently passed the $1 trillion mark in a continuing sign of global financial displacement.Marketsread more
"Federal debt, which is already high by historical standards, is on an unsustainable course," CBO director Phillip Swagel said in the report.Politicsread more
The president's remark followed a string of criticisms aimed at his predecessors, whom he claimed had ignored China's alleged malpractice on trade.Politicsread more
"If you look at the market over the past week, stocks don't need any help. They are roaring ahead, without the Fed doing anything," says the longtime market strategist.Marketsread more
Target CEO Brian Cornell still thinks the U.S. consumer is strong and spending. Target's latest quarterly results showed the big-box retailer is benefiting from that.Retailread more
Stocks rose on Wednesday as strong quarterly results from retailers such as Target and Lowe's lifted investor sentiment.US Marketsread more
President Trump insists the economy is healthy and says the only thing holding U.S. growth back is the Federal Reserve.Marketsread more
GOP donor John Childs has donated over $330,000 to Republican fundraising committees since being charged with soliciting prostituion.Politicsread more
Trading volumes this week are well below recent averages, and that means this comeback may be suspect.Marketsread more
These are the stocks posting the largest moves midday.Market Insiderread more
Shares of Tesla slid Wednesday on news of Walmart's lawsuit.Technologyread more
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Google missed earnings and revenue estimates as aggregate cost-per-clicks fell 7 percent, year-over-year. However, shares rose 3 percent in after-hours trading.
Microsoft topped Wall Street's forecasts on the top and bottom lines, boosted by strong growth in its hardware and cloud sectors. The stock rose more than 3 percent after the announcement.
Altera missed expectations on the top and bottom lines, sending shares tumbling about 5 percent. The chip maker reported first-quarter earnings of 31 cents a share, missing estimates by a penny. Meanwhile, revenue came in at $435 million, compared to forecasts for $471 million.
Music streaming provider Pandora reported a narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss of 12 cents a share on $231 million, which also beat estimates. However, shares fell as key user metrics missed projections.