There had been some discussion about whether bubbles in the US and European markets were caused by a global savings glut in Asia. Stefan Karlsson says no, citing the economic woes in Japan as compared to market health in Australia.
Protests in solidarity with 'Occupy Wall Street' occurred in US cities and around the world Saturday, sometimes drawing several thousand marchers. A key reason: Unemployment remains high, three years after a financial crisis in which banks got controversial bailouts.
A report that top oil producing nations wanted to get paid in currencies other than the dollar made Wall Street skittish Tuesday.
The central bank plans to buy debt directly from companies for the first time in decades.
World leaders gather in Rome Tuesday for a UN food crisis conference. What does history teach about how to handle such shortages?