Topic: Standard & Poor's
Stock futures point to a slightly higher open on Wall Street as traders watch to see if OPEC will boost oil production.
03/09/2011 08:14 am
In a year of high drama over federal budgets, the nation’s so-called national debt ceiling is becoming a prominent part of the political debate. The Treasury is close to hitting this borrowing limit, yet many in Congress say the ceiling shouldn’t be raised without new commitments to put America on a path of fiscal prudence. Here’s a guide to how the ceiling works and what’s at stake for the economy.
03/08/2011 02:42 pm
Gas prices have been only modestly affected by fighting in Libya, but a 'fear factor' is driving up oil futures, which in turn drive gas prices.
03/07/2011 07:49 pm
Stock market news is downbeat as traders, investors worldwide worry about rising oil prices, slowing growth.
03/07/2011 07:07 am
Credit rating agency Fitch lowers Libya's credit rating three nothces.
03/01/2011 04:39 pm
Home prices peaked in the US five years ago. Here is a look at the key issues affecting home prices as the spring real estate market approaches.
02/10/2011 02:50 pm
Standard & Poor’s cut its rating on Japanese sovereign debt one notch last week, strengthening the naysayers. But with falling unemployment, large reserves, and rising corporate profits, 'Japan is punching well above its weight,' says one analyst.
02/02/2011 03:11 pm
Stock prices seems to be recovering, but most Americans are still bogged down with the housing market.
02/02/2011 02:03 pm
The Dow Jones average closed at 12040.16 Tuesday. Crossing the 12000 level might encourage investors to spend more money.
02/02/2011 10:36 am
The US economy grew at a relatively healthy 3.2 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2010, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That is an improvement from a 2.6 percent rate in the third quarter. But to many Americans, it's hard to tell if anything is really better. Buried in the new report are clues to why that is – and what might happen to the economy in the year ahead. Here are five things that the government’s preliminary report on gross domestic product reveals about the health of the economy.
01/28/2011 02:27 pm