The Great Recession of 2008/09 delivered the worst blow to the global economy since the 1930s. But in a few nations, 2012 is turning out to be worse than 2009 in terms of economic growth. Europe's debt crisis, the general slowing of the world economy, and domestic political troubles have played a role in undercutting 2012 growth for one or more of these four nations. Can you guess who they are?
Job growth is subdued and could stay that way well into 2013, but that doesn't mean investors can't profit by choosing stocks wisely. J.P. Morgan is introducing a new Nifty Fifty for the world's emerging markets.
Returning from their two-week China adoption, the Belsie family hits the road with new daughter Madeleine Bao Yi, heading for a family reunion. Bao Yi has gone through the looking glass and is having a blast learning new traditions and more about who she is.
$100 million apartment in midtown Manhattan is New York's most expensive residence for sale. The $100 million apartment would give owner a nominal 800 percent profit.
Papa John's CEO stepped into a political minefield when he said Obamacare would raise the cost of a pizza 15 to 20 cents. But is all the criticism justified?
The better-than-expected US jobs report suggests the US is not following Europe into recession. But some analysts worry that head winds will keep growth anemic.
Toyota recall will involve 760,000 RAV4s and 18,000 Lexus HS 250h vehicles because of the potential for rear-suspension arms to fail. But before the Toyota recall, the automaker has to figure out how to fix them.
Part 7 – China adoption diary: 90 emotional minutes at Grace's orphanage where the outlines of her past take some real shape.
Part 6 – China adoption diary: The sisters wrangle over pigtail pitch, Madeleine becomes a thoroughbred clothes horse, and Mom wonders, "What if Grace’s Chinese mother had any idea that her precious daughter was right here in Maoming for only one day?"
Part 5 – China adoption diary: After questions from Chinese functionaries – such as "Why did you choose to adopt?" – the Belsie family officially becomes four, with new sister and daughter Madeleine Bao Yi.
Part 4 – China adoption diary: Pig-tailed and rhinestoned Madeleine Bao Yi meets the Belsie family – her family – on gotcha day. It's love at first sight.
Part 3 – China adoption diary: Emotion dawns as the reality of a second daughter takes shape on the way to Guangzhou. The adoption agency guide arrives, Grace is delighted with the trove of hotel sample soaps and shampoos, Mom and Dad get ready for first meeting with Madeleine Bao Yi.
Part 1 – China adoption diary: The Belsie family begins their journey to adopt their second daughter from China with a 12-hour, 7,000-mile flight over the pole and down through Siberia to Beijing.
US adds only 69,000 net jobs, the smallest gain in a year. Employers pull in their horns in the face of fears over the eurozone and worries about the US elections and the expiration of tax cuts.
Banks, eager to eliminate troubled mortgages through short sales rather than riskier foreclosures, are slashing prices. Average price of a short-sale home: $175,461, the lowest in at least seven years.
Top 40 richest list from Bloomberg drops Facebook CEO Zuckerberg as his company's valuation ebbs. But making the Top 40 richest list is probably not Zuckerberg's big concern right now.