Debt And Bond Markets
WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:
CHICAGO | As the baseball season began, Chicago buzzed about plans to upgrade wilting Wrigley Field. Then word spread that the patriarch of the family that owns the Cubs considered bankrolling a $10 million racially tinged campaign against President Barack Obama, at the same time the team so…
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:
Ask the people who invest billions for a living to name their favorite picks for 2012 and you'll get Brazilian stocks, U.S. junk bonds, and government debt from Colombia. Ask them what they dislike: U.S. government bonds.
Like the sequel of a blockbuster horror movie, the debt ceiling may strike again: A gridlocked bipartisan congressional committee must find a way to agree on a deficit reduction plan by Nov. 23rd.
Vouchers' critics lose first round
Consumers spent more on cars, furniture, electronics and other goods in July, and more in May and June than previously thought. If it keeps up, the economy might rebound after growing in the first half of 2011.
Standard & Poor's has taken the unprecedented step of lowering the top credit rating that the U.S. has held for nearly a century. What does a downgrade mean, and will it send interest rates higher?
The Standard & Poor's 500 index has dropped 6.8 percent since April 29. Declining just as quickly: the hopes of many investors and economists for robust growth in the second half of the year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Monday after warnings about the finances of several European countries stoked fears that the region's debt crisis is worsening. The euro dipped briefly to its lowest level against the dollar in two months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said last month that the economy is gradually improving and began discussing how it would reverse policies adopted during the recession that pumped billions of dollars into the economy.
WASHINGTON | Senate Democrats broke through a stubborn Republican filibuster Tuesday and pressed to restart jobless benefits for more than 2 million Americans still unable to find work in the frail national economic recovery. The Democrats were victorious by the single vote of a new senator …
WASHINGTON | Legislation to restore unemployment benefits to millions who have been out of work for more than six months broke free of Senate Republican delaying tactics on Tuesday.
NEW YORK | The Dow Jones industrial average broke a seven-day slide Tuesday after traders sifted through the market for beaten-down stocks.
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