Topic: Dow Jones Industrial Average
Dysfunctional politics, both in Washington and in Europe, is spooking markets worldwide. While perhaps not as dangerous as the economic dysfunction of 2008, it is still a concern.
09/23/2011 04:43 pm
Stocks fell sharply on a variety of factors – from a pessimistic Federal Reserve to reports that Europe might be headed for a recession. But falling stocks don't guarantee a recession is coming.
09/22/2011 07:28 pm
At about noon Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 370 points, or 3.3 percent. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve said 'there are significant downside risks to the economic outlook.'
09/22/2011 01:04 pm
The annual Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans has landed amid heated rhetoric over 'class warfare.' Members saw their net worth ($1.53 trillion combined) rise 12 percent in the past year.
09/21/2011 08:24 pm
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will drive down long-term interest rates through a strategy called 'Operation Twist.' The move has already pushed mortgage rates to historic lows, but Wall Street appears to have doubts about the plan's broader economic impact.
09/21/2011 07:17 pm
The Dow lost 283 points to close at 11124 after the Federal Reserve announced it would by Treasury bonds to help the economy
09/21/2011 06:28 pm
Indications that Greece might not default on its debt, as well as reports that the Federal Reserve has a new plan to stimulate the economy, prompted a solid day on Wall Street.
09/20/2011 07:57 pm
The Dow lost 108 points to close at 11401 as investors worried that Greece will default on its loans.
09/19/2011 06:50 pm
Stock prices plummeted in Europe and stock futures were down in the US after EU ministers failed to expand a bailout fund to help Greece. Bank stock prices led the decline in Europe.
09/19/2011 09:55 am
Stock market rises for fifth straight day as optimism rises about Europe's debt problems. Major stock market indexes still down for the year.
09/16/2011 06:30 pm