The improved earnings reports of recent days are welcome news, but a rising tide of loan losses still threaten the industry.
Shoppers' confidence is higher so far this month. Other data deliver a mixed message as to whether the economy has hit bottom yet.
Citigroup posted a loss of $966 million, but that was its best quarter in nearly two years.
Corporate debt instruments hold promise for investors despite risks, financial experts say.
‘Green’ state is working on plan for public charging stations; Nissan will debut its electric vehicles here.
Some 50 of them pledge more than $100 million to help those affected by the economic crisis.
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