In this 2006 photo, Leslie Moonves, left, president and chief executive officer of CBS, talks with PBS host Charlie Rosein Beverly Hills, Calif. CEO pay has been going up, The highest paid CEO in 2012 was Leslie Moonves of CBS, who made $60.3 million. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
NEW YORK | Job growth in the United States is slowing. Sales at stores have stopped growing. The economies of India, Brazil and China are cooling. Europe is crippled by government debt and bad bank loans.
The stock market just had its best first quarter in 14 years. The surge has sent Wall Street analysts, some of whose forecasts seemed too sunny three months ago, scrambling to raise their estimates for the year.
Big, round numbers are hard to ignore. That's why we pay attention when the odometer clicks over to 100,000 miles, and why the world threw a party at the dawn of 2000 instead of the technical start of the millennium in 2001.
Europe's fiscal pact may save the euro from collapse and stave off worldwide financial panic. But the concerns of many investors are more personal: Will it lift my flagging 401(k)?
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.
Stock futures fell early Monday amid reports that a key congressional committee will fail to reach an agreement this week on how to cut the U.S. government's budget deficit.
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.
2011 was shaping up to be a washout for the stock market just two weeks ago. Now, it's within shouting distance of its biggest comeback in nearly three decades.
Are investors overreacting to the prospect of a recession? The slightly better jobs report on Friday notwithstanding, the odds of a recession appear to be climbing, and that's bringing back scary memories.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are pointed higher as traders await economic reports that could signal the relative strength of the U.S. economic recovery.
CHICAGO (AP) — The economy is weakening, home sales are plunging and stocks are on a long slide. Now comes something even scarier for investors — the beginning of what is traditionally the worst month in the market.
NEW YORK | Stocks extended their losing streak to four days Friday after a mixed batch of readings on consumers further muddled investors' sense of the economy.
NEW YORK | Stocks are fluctuating in early trading after the latest consumer spending number fell just short of expectations.
CHICAGO | An Illinois court on Thursday upheld the exclusive rights of the Chicago Board Options Exchange to trade certain index options.
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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