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What's Happening to America?

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

A decade ago, I read a book that made a lasting impression on me. It was a memoir called Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner, who had recently passed ...

Asian Stocks Tumble Following Wall Street Plunge

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets jumped Wednesday following a surge on Wall Street prompted by an unprecedented pledge from the Federal Reserve to ...

U.S. Credit Rating Downgrades Are a Surprise? Forget AA+

Simon Dixon | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Simon Dixon

When did a credit rating stop becoming a credit rating? So the world and our politicians seem to be surprised with the announcement that Standard and...

The Stock Market Reacts Negatively to Bad Economic Compromises That Threaten Consumer Spending

Pat LaMarche | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

An awful lot of groups are condemning this week's "compromise" between Congress and the president which raises the debt ceiling and allegedly holds at...

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...

Why Are Republicans Playing With Fire?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

The reports that 4,000 FAA employees and up to 70,000 airport construction workers narrowly escaped being laid off until Labor Day because Congress went on vacation is unbelievably true.

Making Sense Of Thursday's Violent Market Selloff

CNBC | Mohamed El-Erian | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

Technical factors played a role in Thursday's unsettling market moves, including the disorderly across-the-board collapse in the price of risk assets ...

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.

Time For A Double Dip?

The Economist | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

THIS ought to have been a good week for the American economy. The country’s leaders at last ended a ludicrously irresponsible bout of fiscal brinkma...

William Alden

Dow Jones Industrial Plunges 513 Points

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks plunged Thursday in the worst one-day drop in more than two years, as investors absorbed fears that the American economy could ente...

Dow Jones Barely Avoids Longest Losing Streak Since The 1970s

AP | DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stock indexes came back from deep losses in the morning and ended Wednesday with small gains. The Dow Jones industrial average avoide...

S&P Turns Negative For The Year

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edward Krudy) - The S&P 500 turned negative for the year on Tuesday as the wrangling over the U.S. debt ceiling faded and investors turn...

Second Greece Bailout Sends World Stocks Up

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

LONDON -- Relief at a bailout package for Greece drove global shares higher Friday after European leaders made sweeping changes to a rescue fund in an...

Wall Street Rebounds Just In Time For Debt Deal

Reuters | Ashley Lau | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday, bolstered by strong corporate results and renewed hope for an agreement in Washington that ...

Why Wall Street Seems Unfazed By Default Threats

AP | By BERNARD CONDON and MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The CEO of a big bank says a U.S. default could be catastrophic for the economy. The head of the Federal Reserve warns of chaos. And a cre...

Family That Sold Wall Street Journal To Murdoch Regretting It In Wake Of Scandal

Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

ProPublica's Richard Tofel reports: This story was co-published with The Guardian.A number of key members of the family which controlled The Wall S...

Markets Drop On News Governments Will Collectively Tap Oil Reserves

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Oil prices crashed more than $8 to a four-month low on Thursday after the world's consumer nations said they would band together to aid...

Stocks Suffer Six Weeks Of Losses

Posted 08.11.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 closed out their sixth week of losses on Friday as further signs of a global economic slowdown set the stage for m...

Influential Hedge Fund Manager Calls For Microsoft CEO To Step Down

Reuters | Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

May 26, 2011 12:57:38 AM By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn has...

Top Business Writer Jumps To NYT

wwd.com | Posted 07.10.2011 | Media

Business journalist and author James Stewart is leaving Dow Jones to become a New York Times business columnist. Stewart will succeed Joe Noce...

Earnings Season Kicks Off

Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Chuck Mikolajczak) - Investors will look to corporate profits and outlooks this week for confirmation the S&P 500 has another leg to its...

Oil Tops $122 Per Barrel, Gold Hits Another Record

Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

By Leah Schnurr - NEW YORK - Prices of spot gold notched a record high on Tuesday as a downgrade of Portugal's debt stirred a bid for safety, whil...

More Nightmares Lurk on Street of Dreams

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Taking a longer term outlook, Leibovit thinks "we're in for five or six years of hell," with the Dow tumbling to about 2,000. So where should investors put their money? Consider cash and gold.

Swimming with the Sharks

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

You've got to be bonkers to swim in shark-infested waters, but it's widely happening -- no, not in the movies, but in real life -- on the financial front.

Libya Ceasefire, Yen Stabilization Help Stock Market Rally On Friday

Reuters | Al Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stocks rose on Friday as traders took on riskier investments following a Libya ceasefire that reduced tension in the reg...