'Too Big to Fail' movie ends early in the crisis. But policymakers, public still struggling with aftermath of 'too big to fail' decisions.
The Dow fell about 25 points, after rising and falling throughout the session. A positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs drove up the price of oil and metals.
Stock market falls on technology slump. Nasdaq leads stock market lower with lowest close in nearly a month.
Interest rates were supposed to be kept low by the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program. Ben Bernanke will meet with the press on Wednesday, and investors will listen for clues about when the Fed might change its policy with interest rates.
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.
At 8.9 percent, unemployment is still high. But in some industries, jobs are available with no skilled workers to fill them.
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.
Credit cards are losing their luster as a method of payment, especially among young adults.
Gold is in a bull market, not (yet) a bubble. It will probably stay in a bull market for a long time. And before it declines, gold may climb a hundred dollars a day – or more.