After spending much of Friday below 10000, the market recovered lost ground amid positive news about unemployment. But the government-debt crisis in Greece is prompting investors to worry, again, about the health of the financial system.
Will consumer spending move up and jobs grow apace in 2010? The answer depends on the economist you ask. A round up of the top predictions for the economy next year.
With job losses this recession the worst since the 1930s, government stimulus can only do so much.
But the Federal Reserve head, Ben Bernanke, also warns that the economy will still feel weak, in terms of jobs and wages, for some time.
The Monitor spoke with the CBS anchorman, who died Friday, in a 1973 series of interviews with the three networks' broadcast journalists.
The slowing pace of decline suggests that the US housing market is moving toward stabilization.
Deforestation destroys the habitat of the largest animal to live primarily in trees.
Since 1970s, loose association of conservation-minded urban areas has grown up worldwide.
His top priorities are stimulus proposals, the 'G-20' summit, and picking a Treasury chief.