NFL season could be saved if judge lifts an injunction on the lockout. Plus: Monsanto and Bed Bath & Beyond earnings and hot rental housing market.
Stock market has done the opposite of a melt-down this quarter, despite crises in Egypt, Libya, and Japan. Without gains in just two sectors, however, the stock market would be far less buoyant.
The Dow average rose 59 points on Friday, but was down 1 percent for the week.
History, it seems, will remember 2010 in the United States as the year of health-care reform, the Gulf oil spill, and the tea party movement. But the most widely covered stories are clearly not the only events that could shape the future of the nation. Here we note five overlooked stories of 2010 – developments that might have received some press coverage but perhaps not as much as they should have, given the impact they could have on various aspects of American life in the years ahead.
America has made the climate as comfortable as possible for CEOs, who have repaid the favor by creating more and more jobs – in other countries.
TARP final cost to US taxpayers is expected to be lower than earlier projections, according to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Bailed-out companies, such as AIG and GM, have already begun to pay back TARP funds.
The Federal Reserve offers details on the loans it gave to banks and others at the height of the financial crisis. One program alone doled out nearly $9 trillion.