Banking woes, rising debt levels, and unemployment will put consumers in greater trouble, economists say.
Treasury said Sunday the mortgage giants will enter a conservatorship.
Help for strapped homeowners may not be forthcoming until next year; ramping up the new government programs will take months.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson indicate need for new regulation of banking industry.
The weak dollar may push up energy prices by affecting supply, demand, and investor behavior.
Markets there produce healthy returns, but some analysts expect a correction.
Emerging markets are helping buoy global growth.
One reason: Wages aren't keeping up with price rises.
Baltimore schools teach students about the stock market and let them keep money from their portfolios. Are cash rewards bribery or a creative way to inspire students?
After a potential cut Wednesday, the central bank may pause to assess the economy.