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Ex-Stock Market Official To Do Time For Insider Trading

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

McLEAN, Va. — A former managing director of the NASDAQ Stock Market was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison after making hundreds of thous...

U.S. Stocks Shoot Up On Positive Revenue, Fewer Jobless Claims

AP | STAN CHOE | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Lurching higher in its week of whiplash, Wall Street recorded one of its biggest gains of all time Thursday after investors seized on...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

U.S. Stocks Plunge In Early Morning As Volatile Streak Continues

AP | STAN CHOE | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Back to reality and back down, Wall Street focused on the bleak landscape ahead for the economy Wednesday and wiped out its big gains...

Alexander Eichler

Markets Rally On Fed Speech Day After Huge Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Stock Of S&P's Parent Company Tumbles Following Downgrade

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- McGraw-Hill took a little friendly fire Monday, seeing its stock tumble nearly 8 percent after its Standard & Poor's agency downgrade...

Global Stocks Fall After U.S. Debt Downgrade

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON and ROD McGUIRK | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stocks markets were thrown into a tailspin Tuesday as flustered investors fearing a possible global recession continued to flee ...

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 ...

William Alden

Stocks Lurch Without Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Bonnie Kavoussi

As Greek Default Becomes Increasingly Likely, Investors Flee to Safer Investments

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

Stock prices around the world have fallen sharply in response to the growing likelihood that the Greek government could default on its debt and plunge...

High Energy Prices Cause Sharp Decline In Manufacturing

DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in May at the slowest pace in 20 months, the latest sign that a sharp rise in energy prices is...

GE CFO: 'Best Earnings Outlook In The Last 10 Years'

Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

SALT LAKE CITY (Scott Malone) - General Electric Co sees its best earnings growth prospects in a decade as the global economic recovery drives dem...

Yepoka Yeebo

Manufacturing Sector Booming, But Don't Expect It To Solve Jobs Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

With overall economic growth sluggish, the U.S. manufacturing sector took charge in the first quarter, growing over three times faster than the broade...