Stocks fell sharply on a variety of factors – from a pessimistic Federal Reserve to reports that Europe might be headed for a recession. But falling stocks don't guarantee a recession is coming.
09/22/2011 07:28 pm
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
The markets are counting on Washington to raise national debt ceiling by Aug. 2, but that's not all. Wall Street also expects a deal that cuts the size of US budget deficit. How much is it looking for?
07/22/2011 02:32 pm
Because of concerns about Greece, the US stock market has fallen about 7 percent, dropping for six weeks. Although it broke the losing streak last week, there is still uncertainty among investors.
06/20/2011 07:47 pm
After plunging at the opening Tuesday, the Dow Industrial Average regains some ground. But uncertainty over the Japan nuclear crisis could weigh on the economy, and markets, for some time.
03/15/2011 03:15 pm
The stock market today fell by 166 points, with investors worried about shipping through the Suez Canal and the possibility that protests will spread through the Middle East.
01/28/2011 05:10 pm
Cutting employees, raising taxes, and delaying payments to vendors could slow economic recovery, experts say, but perhaps only slightly.
01/19/2011 05:10 pm
On Wall Street, Goldman Sachs is admired to a certain extent for its ability to generate profits. But the firm is also resented for a certain swagger.
04/27/2010 05:24 pm
Stocks in Europe and Asia fell overnight after the Federal Reserve moved to raise its 'discount rate' by a quarter point.
02/19/2010 10:39 am
President Obama has responded to recent setbacks by striking a more populist tone, and his primary target has been Wall Street. Bankers are hoping he takes a more inclusive line in his State of the Union address Wednesday.
01/26/2010 07:48 pm
As conglomerate Dubai World delays debt payments, most analysts look for Arab Monetary Fund to step in to avert a crisis in financial markets. That's not likely, though, until Sunday.
11/27/2009 12:00 am
The money will go to unfreeze mortgage and consumer lending.
11/26/2008 12:00 am
Liberals and conservatives sign online petitions and complain to Congress. Some push alternative plans.
09/25/2008 01:00 am
The collapse of Bear Stearns sends the central bank scrambling to ease fears.
03/18/2008 01:00 am
Stronger financial institutions are purchasing weaker ones. Case in point: Bank of America has announced it will purchase Countrywide Financial.
01/14/2008 12:00 am