Stock market in US is hit by concerns overseas, as a report points to heightened risk in European banks. No upward bounce from new Obama stimulus proposals.
Getting started in investing can seem a little overwhelming, but there are guidelines to help you find your way.
For the market to move higher, some stocks have to become leaders, convincing investors they're convincing buys.
One of the first challenges of budgeting is figuring out what expenses are necessary.
The US job market is in rough shape, but there are some signs of progress as well. Here's a Labor Day quiz that sheds some light on where opportunities lie within a mostly tepid job market.
While some tout Iceland's depreciation as a miracle solution to recession, its economic plunge is speeding up.
The US and other troubled economies need to pay down their debts. Stimulus and easy money only make recessions last longer.
There's no evidence that spending or investment decisions by the rich hurt US output.
The media keeps citing an old statistic claiming that 97 percent of small business owners don't fall into either of the top two tax rates. Is that number based on faulty logic?
The US has averaged about 100,000 new jobs a month for eight months. Good, right? Well, the US is growing, and 100,000 jobs aren't enough for the new people coming into the workforce.
Since reaching a low last December, US private-sector employment has grown by 763,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday. But some states are better at creating new jobs than others. For example: While California has created lots of jobs, its performance relative to its size is only middling. Here are the Top 5 job-creating states when their size is taken into account (click on the right arrow to see the next state):
The government has traditionally represented unemployment as those people who are currently seekin full-time employment. Anyone who has surrendered the job hunt is 'on the margin', and not counted.
Hurricane Earl is threatening Cape Cod's expensive real estate. But it takes a lot more to be one of America's Top 10 costliest hurricanes. Which hurricanes made the list? Click the right arrow to see.