U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Friday as investors await Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later in the day.
Japan added to global growth jitters on Friday by posting unexpectedly weak industrial production numbers for July and a muted outlook for August and September.
CNN contributors Will Cain & Roland Martin debate the 'factually challenged' statements in Rep. Paul Ryan's RNC speech.
One and only one argument has the potential to deliver Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to the White House. The argument comes in two parts, the first of which is perfectly familiar.
Stocks were poised for a weak open Thursday as investors digest disappointing economic news out of the United States.
Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party took to the stage to show support for Mitt Romney.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday night tried to sell the American public on the virtues of having the GOP in charge of states.
U.S. stocks were set to open a little higher Wednesday as August winds down with many investors either on the sidelines or on vacation.
As Mitt Romney prepares to make the case for a first term, give a thought to what we can expect from a Barack Obama second term.
CNN's John King breaks down the numbers from the recent CNN/ORC International poll on the presidential race.
U.S. stocks were poised for a mixed open Tuesday, in what's expected to be yet another quiet day on Wall Street.
U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly higher open Monday, as investors wait for central banks to decide if the global economy is in need of further stimulus measures.
French President Francois Hollande restated his country's support for debt-stricken Greece Saturday, but stressed that it must live up to its reform commitments.
CNN's Richard Quest talks to the deputy CEO of the National Bank of Greece about Greek debt guarantees.
U.S. stocks were poised for a weak open Friday, as investors remain uncertain over whether the Federal Reserve will take steps to stimulate the economy amid rising concerns about global growth.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on a small solar biz, once the star of Obama green jobs program, now caught in trade dispute.
With just his dream, determination and hard work, Bill Keith started a solar fan business nearly a decade ago out of his garage in northwest Indiana. The one-time roofer simply wanted to make enough money to care for his family and to create a ripple effect for other workers, particularly in this economically depressed area outside Chicago.
U.S. stocks are headed for a modestly lower open Thursday, following two manufacturing reports that showed further slowing in China and Europe.
CNN's Erin Burnett reports on a Chinese company's purchase of AMC movie theater company in tonight's The Number.
Chinese acquisitions of US assets and businesses are running at record levels this year, bucking the trend of a generally tough mergers and acquisitions market and a sign that it is easier than many think for Chinese companies to attain approval for deals in America.
U.S. stocks are set to open slightly lower Wednesday, after hitting four-year highs a day earlier.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Tuesday, as investors hope to hear some good news out of Greece this week.
Citigroup's chief executive has knocked back the idea of big banks being split up after calls from people such as his predecessor Sandy Weill.
U.S. stocks head for another quiet day Monday, possibly continuing a slow summer advance that has put stocks at their highest levels in more than four years.
When will this recession end? I'm not talking about the economic challenges facing our nation. I'm talking about the severe downturn in the world of political comedy.
Political comedian Dean Obeidallah tells CNN's Randi Kaye his comedian dream ticket for presidential running mates.
A British parliamentary report slammed Barclays bank on Saturday for its "disgraceful" actions that led to a rate-rigging scandal.
Retiring baby boomers are cashing out on their decades of paying into Social Security. The problem? Social Security is no longer running a surplus, worrying many that the entitlement program is in trouble.
U.S. stocks were poised for a mixed start Friday as investors close the books on a quiet trading week.
U.S. stocks are poised for a quiet session Thursday, as investors weigh economic data on the housing market and unemployment.
The fight to define Paul Ryan is getting more heated by the day. But days after defending against an offensive against his running mate, Mitt Romney's campaign appears to be mounting a counteroffensive.
CNN's Brian Todd looks at the attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare proposals and whether they hold up.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday, as investors reacted to disappointing economic reports.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Tuesday after several better-than-expected eurozone economic reports.
Our surroundings are changing rapidly. Against a backdrop of serious concerns about the Eurozone, projecting labor market activity can be particularly tough.
U.S. stocks were headed for a weak open Friday following disappointing economic data from China that heightened fears about a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.
Chinese export and import growth slowed markedly last month, flashing warning signals about both the domestic and the global economy.
U.S. stocks were headed for a muted open Thursday as investors digested a handful of economic reports, including the latest data on unemployment claims. Chinese economic data was also in focus.
"We can do it alone" is the latest rallying cry to be heard in Italy as economists and politicians shower Mario Monti with proposals to use the country's own vast but often dormant resources to slash its debt mountain rather than become hostage to the perceived diktat of Germany and Brussels.
A shrewd Wall Street friend once advised me: "There's all the difference in the world between a great business and a great investment."
Ahead of Facebook's first earnings report, many are wondering whether the company can deliver on advertising revenue.
Since the recession, small businesses trying to get bank loans have faced tougher credit standards -- and little has changed.
U.S. stocks were headed for a slightly higher open Monday as investors continued to cheer an upbeat jobs report and welcomed lower borrowing costs in Spain and Italy.
A glass half-full or emptying fast? Depends on who you listened to Friday as President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney described the July jobs report at competing public appearances.
Stocks were headed for a higher open Friday as investors welcomed a stronger-than-expected July jobs report.
After 10 years on the job, the nation's 44,000 airport screeners on Thursday came a giant step closer to having their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.
U.S. stock futures turned sharply lower shortly before the market open Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi failed to announce concrete plans to help solve Europe's debt crisis.
The head of Germany's Bundesbank has warned the European Central Bank against straying beyond its remit, as the bloc's central bankers gathered on Wednesday night to discuss a possible plan to re-start intervention in government bond markets.
Manchester United has launched their listing on the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, with 16.7 million shares, representing 10 per cent of the club, up for sale.
CNN's Jim Boulden reports on what it took for Manchester United to make its appearance on the New York Stock Exchange.
U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Wednesday, as investors gear up for a spate of economic data ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary-policy decision.
Jannet Walsh is not waiting for the presidential candidates to encourage more jobs. Instead, the unemployed Minnesotan is trying to create one on her own.
It's expected to be another day of cautious trading for U.S. stocks, as investors await any possible stimulus announcements by U.S. and European central bankers later this week.
Libor, the London Interbank Offered Rate, could be scrapped altogether and replaced with an interest rate that is set using actual trades, according to a review set up by the UK government.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is suing the maker of popular high-powered magnet "desk toys" to get them to stop selling their products, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
A three-year-old girl is recovering after swallowing 37 high-powered magnets. Affiliate KPTV reports.
Investors were on edge Monday ahead of two big meetings by U.S. and European central banks.
Joel Ewanick, General Motors' global marketing chief, is leaving the company, the automaker said in a statement Sunday.
U.S. stocks head for a higher open Friday as investors welcome a slightly better-than-expected reading on U.S. second-quarter GDP, and amid continued hope of help for Europe's troubled nations.
U.S. stocks futures moved sharply higher Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the central bank would do whatever it takes to preserve the euro.
The International Monetary Fund has softened its stance on the Chinese renminbi, calling the currency "moderately undervalued" against a basket of currencies, an important change in wording that will make it easier for Beijing to rebuff foreign criticism of its exchange rate regime.
Spain has come under heavy pressure in the bond market this week as investors grow increasingly convinced that the government will need a bailout.
When the U.S. economy collapsed, millions of us lost our homes, our jobs, our retirement savings and our faith in the American dream. What we gained was a very clear view of the vast -- and growing -- divide between the rich and the rest of us.
A new push to raise the federal minimum wage, but what difference, if any, would it make?
The biggest threat to the U.S. economy is Europe, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Wednesday.
Taxmaggedon is coming. Unless President Obama and Congress act, Americans will be hit with what would be in total dollars the largest tax increase in history in little more than five months.
U.S. stocks were poised to open little changed Tuesday as a report showing an improvement in Chinese manufacturing offset ongoing worries about Europe.
China's manufacturing sector is clawing its way back towards growth in July, according to a survey that suggests government policies to support the economy are starting to work.
Investors are bracing for an ugly start on Wall Street Monday, tracking a global-sell-off amid heightened fears that Spain will need a full-blown bailout.
We tend to think of the 2008 financial crisis as the atom bomb that smashed the American economy, and from which we have yet to recover.
One of the first things that strikes a visitor to Magnus Böcker's office -- aside from the neat piles of papers and a bulky company prospectus on his desk -- is a wooden toy battleship on display at the back.
Estimates of revenue growth for the largest US companies are being scaled back sharply by Wall Street analysts, signalling a mounting risk that the world's largest economy may enter recession later this year.
Janet Copeland and her husband, Richard, both say they agree almost all the time, with one exception: The Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's health care legislation.
U.S. stocks were set for a positive open Thursday as investors took in earnings from Morgan Stanley, Verizon and Nokia while jobless claims ticked back up.
Last week United States senators expressed dismay and outrage to learn that the uniforms for American Olympians were produced in China. But this is not new. For years unrestrained globalization has seen textile and clothing multinationals race to the bottom in the search for cheaper and cheaper production.
Soledad O'Brien and the Starting Point team weigh in on the new Olympic uniforms for the USA team being made in China.
Christine Romans on how the libor rate scandal could affect credit cards, mortgages, car loans and more.
U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open Wednesday as investors considered the latest corporate earnings and awaited a second day of Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao calls for efforts to strengthen China's economic growth. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.
China's property market rebounded in June, with housing prices rising in many of the country's major cities for the first time in a year following government moves to stimulate the economy.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Stephen Moore face off over the effects of Gov. Scott Walker's failed recall. Ali Velshi moderates.
Senate Republicans again Tuesday blocked Democratic legislation that would require greater transparency into who is behind much of the secretive, often negative campaign advertising filling the airwaves this election season.
Reduction in the unemployment rate is "likely to be frustratingly slow," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday morning.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on what his state is doing to combat the deadly fires roaring through his state.
John Hickenlooper grabbed the attention of national Democrats in 2010 when he withstood a national Republican wave to win the governorship in Colorado, an emerging battleground state.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher Tuesday as investors considered more earnings reports and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before a Senate committee.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney resumed campaigning Monday, with both men focusing on the economy as key to their chances of winning the votes of Americans in November.
U.S. gas prices slid downward another 6-plus cents in the past three weeks, but the long decline that began in April may be nearing an end, according to a new nationwide survey.
Barclays bank took out large UK newspaper ads Saturday to say sorry to "all Barclays customers and clients" in the wake of a rate-rigging scandal which has hammered its reputation.
Farmers, boating companies and restaurants are among the growing number of small businesses reeling from the worst drought to hit the United States in 12 years.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Friday in the wake of JPMorgan's second-quarter earnings and disclosure that it has lost $5.8 billion on a trading blunder so far this year.
U.S. stocks were headed for a lower open Thursday as fears about a global economic slowdown resurfaced.
Foreclosures showed few signs of slowing during the first half of the year, with a sharp increase in new filings occurring during the second quarter.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced a new round of austerity measures Wednesday as his government struggles to meet deficit reduction targets mandated by the European Union.
President Obama stops in Iowa to defend his plan to keep Bush-era tax cuts for people making under $250,000 a year.
The White House is running out of time, and ideas, for turning the economy around before the fall elections.
The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth-related complications has been cut nearly in half over the past two decades, reflecting important and hard-won gains in improving access to family planning and maternal health across the world.
The Senate voted Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to give tax breaks to small businesses that hire new workers or boost pay for existing workers. But the overwhelming 80-14 vote masks the broad expectation that because of an unrelated fight over the Bush tax cuts, the small business bill is unlikely to pass the chamber.
The Bush-era tax cut extension is going to expire, causing renewed policy arguments between President Obama and the GOP.
President Barack Obama, fresh from his renewed pitch to cut taxes for the middle class, takes his message to Iowa Tuesday -- a trip shadowed by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as part of a GOP strategy of "bracketing" the president's public appearances in battleground states.
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