Topic: Standard & Poor's
Funding for road projects and the gasoline tax expire on Sept. 30, leaving Congress not much time to act when lawmakers return from vacation. Obama says 1 million jobs are at stake.
08/31/2011 07:53 pm
The Dow rose 53.58 points to close at 11,613.53 as a wild month for the financial markets ends quietly
08/31/2011 06:53 pm
Consumer confidence falls to lows not seen since depths of Great Recession. Such drops in consumer confidence often forecast falling growth.
08/30/2011 04:31 pm
Standard & Poor's index recovers all its losses since stocks hit their 2011 low. Dow stocks within reach of break-even for the year.
08/29/2011 07:30 pm
Congress didn't get the debt-limit deal right. But its new 'super committee' has a crack at crafting the right package this fall.
08/29/2011 11:12 am
The Dow ended 144 points higher, with gold taking a dive and government bond yields rising. The S&P 500 gained about 15 points, and the Nasdaq closed about 21 points up.
08/24/2011 06:37 pm
Stocks rise sharply after last week's 4 percent loss on the Dow. But traders caution that the bounce in stocks may not last.
08/22/2011 12:45 pm
Gold prices top $1,825 an ounce. But there are reasons to think gold prices still have room to go up.
08/19/2011 12:45 am
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 419.63 points to close at 10,990.58. News from Europe and unfavorable economic reports in the US appear to be factors.
08/18/2011 08:07 pm
AAA credit rating for the US remains in place for Fitch Ratings, even though Standard & Poor's downgraded the US from its AAA credit rating
08/17/2011 03:23 pm