Volcker rule: The proposed ban on banks trading for their own profit got support from the SEC. The Volcker rule is part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation overhaul.
Slovakia's vote against expanding the European bailout fund presents an unwelcome obstacle to solving Europe's debt crisis. It also caused the fall of the tiny country's government.
Economic conditions have seemed ripe for a popular uprising from the left, and now 'Occupy Wall Street' protests are marshaling those forces. But so far the tea party has greater focus and intensity.
The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative agreement with Chrysler on a new labor pact.
The protesters of Occupy Wall Street and its spinoff demonstrations across the United States and around the world are never at a loss for the written word. The Occupy Wall Street movement is protesting issues including the 2008 bank bailouts, foreclosures, and high unemployment. Laura Hartmark holds two protest signs while supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement in Albany, N.Y., on Oct. 21.
A day after the US publicly accused Iran of an assassination plot, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei countered with a different narrative.
Despite negative public opinion about open trade, Congress is poised to approve delayed free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. The deals will help the US economy by increasing exports and supporting and creating tens of thousands of jobs.
The US Senate passed a currency bill that would punish countries that subsidize their exports by maintaining an artificially low exchange rate. China called such a law a 'lose-lose' for both sides.
Burgeoning cyberchatter about 'Occupy Wall Street' is creating an evolving database of raw information about the leaderless protest movement, a potential tool for those seeking to anticipate its next steps.