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The 10 Best Stocks Of The Year

Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

2011 may have been the year of baroque chain-restaurant creations like Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae and Burger King's Stuffed Steakhouse Burger. But in ...

Dow Closes Above 12,000 Points For The First Time Since August

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ryan Vlastelica) - Stocks surged 3 percent on Thursday as an agreement by European leaders to help contain the region's two-year debt crisis...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Stock Market Tumbles As Global Slowdown Looms | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

The stock market plunged on Thursday as investors viewed it as increasingly likely that the global economy is slowing. U.S. stock indexes lost more...

Dow Plunges 400 Points On Economic Fears

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks skidded 3 percent on Thursday, extending losses for a fourth day as a gloomy outlook from the Federal Reserve and weak dat...

William Alden

Stocks Move Together More Than Ever Before | William Alden | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- There's a dark force out there that's been hammering stocks indiscriminately, with no regard for individual companies' statements of finan...

On Wall Street, One Group Remains Remarkably Optimistic

New York Times | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and ERIC DASH | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business

Amid all the grim economic data and a chorus of warnings of a fresh recession, one group on Wall Street has remained remarkably optimistic despite the...

Scapegoats For Stock Market Volatility

New York Times | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

As is often the case when market gyrations become excessive, governments have good reasons to hope that the significance, if any, lies in market imper...

Worst Stock Market Crashes Since The Great Depression

24/7 Wall St | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business

When 24/7 Wall St. compared each period of market downturn with national unemployment, gross domestic product and the consumer price index, we indeed ...

Consumer Sentiment Plummets To 30-Year Low

Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

Just as it seemed the bad news about the economy couldn’t get much worse, a new nugget of data was released Friday: U.S. consumer sentiment plummete...

Financial Crisis: For the GOP, It's All So E-Z

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.11.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has released the following statement concerning the continuing and dangerous deterioration of the U.S. economy.

Chris Kirkham

Stock Market Losses Threaten Recovery As Wealth Vanishes For Consumers | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

With consumer spending already declining in recent months, economists say the plunge in the stock markets over the past month could deal another signi...

Dow Jones Closes Down More Than 520 Points, Ninth Worst Point-Loss Ever

Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

For the third time in less than a week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down more than 500 points. This time, the Dow dropped a total of 520 p...

Alexander Eichler

Markets Rally On Fed Speech Day After Huge Losses | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Wall Street started the week with its worst single day since December 2008 Monday. But it followed up on Tuesday with its best day since M...

Why This Crisis Differs From The 2008 Version

Wall Street Journal | FRANCESCO GUERRERA | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

It is a parallel that is seducing Wall Street bankers and investors: 2011 as a repeat of 2008, the history of financial turmoil playing in one endless...

Asian Markets Slip On U.S. Credit Downgrade

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

Markets in Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific bore a modest retreat Sunday night as global investors reacted to a historic downgrade of the U...

FAQs on the Standard & Poor's Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If Congress gets smart, goes back into negotiations immediately and comes up with a credible plan to implement budget savings of more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, the world will have renewed faith in the its largest economy.

10 Worst Single-Day Drops In Dow Jones History

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

Last Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial average fell 513 points, or 4.3 percent, making it the worst single-day drop since the depths of the financial...

Despite Plunge, Stocks Still Expensive

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

The main problem for the stock market is obviously the economy. But it’s not the only problem. Stocks are also under pressure because they are fairl...

Paul Krugman: Economy Was Never 'On The Road To Recovery'

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

In case you had any doubts, Thursday’s more than 500-point plunge in the Dow Jones industrial average and the drop in interest rates to near-record ...

Why The Market Gods Are Angry

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

Let's hope that this relative market pinprick got someone's attention at the White House, or on the tour bus. Because the market's tendency is to ratchet up the pain for those who fail to recognize its message.

Stock Market Ends Worst Week In A Year

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

(Caroline Valetkevitch) - Stocks ended the worst week in a year as time runs out on Washington to reach agreement before the government loses its abil...

William Alden

Stocks Lurch Without Debt Deal | William Alden | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

This story has been updated. NEW YORK -- With just over a week left before the federal government is set to exhaust its borrowing authority, financ...

U.S. Recovery's 2-Year Anniversary Arrives With Little To Celebrate

PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- This is one anniversary few feel like celebrating. Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has be...

Stocks Fall On Concerns Over Greece

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edward Krudy) - Stocks headed for three days of losses on Friday on worries about the Italian banking sector and Greece's austerity plan, bu...

Fears of Greek Default Ease

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Fear of a Greek government default, which gripped international markets earlier this week, started to ease Friday as European leaders gained more time...