Today is the first day that most stock exchanges have been open since ratings agency Standard & Poor's announced its US credit downgrade from a AAA rating to AA+. Here’s how world markets have responded so far:
A bigger-than-expected drop in jobless claims might mean the employment picture isn't as bleak as thought. But retail sales disappointed, and consumer sentiment is still gloomy.
The aggregate wealth of the world's billionaires is at an all-time high, and 210 new names, including 34 women, have joined the list.
Whether it will be around when you retire or not, Social Security is a difficult thing to understand. Here are seven common questions about the program, explained.
Romney energy plan wants to open federal lands to drill onshore and US waters to drill offshore, but gives short shrift to renewable energy and ignores fuel efficiency, carbon-dioxide emissions, and climate change. Part 1 of a three-part series on the Romney energy plan.
A housing recovery is slowly taking shape, despite the many doubters.
Twitter today announced the expansion of its "promoted tweets" advertising platform. Too bad the microblogging site could barely stay online.
Experts say that Chinese inflation is a natural side effect of a healthy economy. Here's why they're wrong.