The Dow gained about 187 points, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq rising sharply, too
Under the right conditions, gas could cost as much as $6 per gallon by the summertime
Gold prices reached $1,500 per ounce for the first time ever. As gold prices rise, it becomes clear that investors are expecting inflation in the US.
The White House has created software that lets taxpayers calculate how their tax dollars are spent. But does the calculator give the full picture?
Goldman Sachs has accrued $65 billion in tangible common equity, an amount that the government is calling excessive
The company surpassed Wall Street expectations and posted earnings of 57 cents a share in first-quarter subscriber growth
Apple earnings to beat consensus, one analyst says. Also of note: Gold's new high and closing arguments in Rajaratnam insider-trading trial.
Tech stocks received a boost with Intel and VMware leading the charge along with IBM. Apple, Cisco Systems, and Hewlett-Packard have yet to report, but Apple's iPad has been accused of hurting personal computer sales.
Taco Bell lawsuit: The lawsuit over Taco Bell beef has been dismissed only after an expensive campaign by Taco Bell to combat negative publicity over their beef-to-filling ratio.
McDonald’s jobs are a sign that businesses can no longer provide more goods and services by just increasing productivity. McDonald’s is holding a National Hiring Day on Tuesday.
After Standard & Poor's downgraded its outlook on US debt Monday and sent stocks downward, stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining about 65 points
Technology's riff on the American dream runs something like this: Young people hang out in a garage, create a world-beating technology, and build a wildly successful company. It doesn't usually happen that way, of course. That last part about building a successful business is especially hard work that requires specific business skills that technology entrepreneurs often lack. Fortunately, there are thousands of books on the subject that can help garage entrepreneurs make the leap to successful executive. As someone who has been working in family businesses, starting and growing my own businesses, or teaching entrepreneurs for most of the past 40 years, I've read hundreds of these books – and written six of my own. Here are my picks for the Top 5 books every entrepreneur should own:
Bond rates that are low require the US government to pay more interest to investors. Because the government has to borrow to pay off debt, bond rates could, in turn, affect taxpayers.
Long work hours make Europeans unhappy but give Americans a tiny boost, a new study finds