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.
U.S. stocks were poised for a mixed open Tuesday, in what's expected to be yet another quiet day on Wall Street.
Three U.S. congressmen from California are calling for the Department of Agriculture to immediately reopen a slaughterhouse closed this week after videos showed what the agency called "disturbing evidence of inhumane treatment of cattle."
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday, following a string of gains that put all three major indexes at their highest levels since early May.
U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open and a third straight day of gains Tuesday, as investors geared up for more corporate earnings and held out hopes that European officials are working on a plan to stave off a eurozone collapse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. stocks were poised to open lower Monday as investors remained wary ahead of quarterly corporate results and another eurozone meeting.
President Barack Obama downplayed a weak jobs report Friday as he wrapped up a two-day bus tour to critical states in the November election, while Republicans pounced on the news to declare the president's policies have failed.
U.S. stock markets were poised to open lower as the government's monthly jobs report came in lower than expected.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Thursday, following stimulus and rate cuts by central banks in Europe and China.
U.S. stocks pointed to a flat open Tuesday, with traders not expecting much market movement in the shortened trading day.
U.S. stocks pointed to a flat open Monday, as investors waded through economic reports from Europe and China ahead of U.S. manufacturing data.
U.S. stocks were set to rally at the open Friday, after European leaders reached a deal on struggling eurozone banks.
U.S. stocks were headed for a weak open Thursday, as a key two-day summit in Europe gets underway.
U.S. stocks were set to open little changed Wednesday, as investors around the globe awaited a key European summit.
U.S. stocks were poised for a higher start Tuesday, following a report indicating modest improvement in the U.S. housing market. But worries about Europe will likely keep gains in check.
U.S. stocks were headed for a lower open Monday as worries about Europe remained at the forefront ahead of a key meeting of continent leaders later in the week.
U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open Thursday, following disappointment in the Federal Reserve's limited action and more signs of a global economic slowdown hitting both China and Europe.
White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe weighs in on Obama's plan post 2012, should he win the election.
We all know this election is going to be about the economy. President Barack Obama knows it, Mitt Romney knows it and so do the media -- even though at times pundits pretend it's about much smaller and sillier topics.
Unemployment was on the minds of President Barack Obama and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Saturday, as they delivered weekly addresses calling for leadership and action to put people back to work.
U.S. stocks were poised to follow global markets higher as central banks in Europe signaled they would provide more cash to help banks deal with the ongoing sovereign debt crisis.
With a slowdown in job growth and unemployment at 8.2% job seekers must do everything possible to give themselves an edge. Christine Romans reports.
Michael Dixon hasn't had a job since September, but he's definitely not relaxing at home.
U.S. stocks were set to open little changed, as investors keep an eye on Europe and weigh several key U.S. economic reports.
The Federal Reserve's newly released Survey of Consumer Finances confirmed what most of us already knew: The middle class has taken a really big hit.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower, as investors react to a disappointing producer prices report and await new details about Europe and trading losses at JPMorgan Chase.
U.S. stocks are likely to get a lift from news over the weekend of a $125 billion bailout for Spanish banks and stronger-than-expected Chinese trade.
U.S. stocks could struggle Friday on investor disappointment that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did not signal more stimulus is on the horizon.
A surprise rate cut by China's central bank and a successful bond auction by Spain cheered investors around the globe Thursday and had U.S. stocks poised to build on the previous day's rally.
U.S. stocks pointed to a higher open as investors await comments from the European Central Bank, and weigh a new proposal for European-wide bank rescues and bailouts.
U.S. stocks could face another rocky session, as investors await the latest discussions on how to solve Europe's debt crisis.
U.S. investors braced Monday for a choppy start to the week as worries about a global growth slowdown and uncertainty surrounding Europe's debt crisis persisted.
Asian shares tumbled, as investors dumped risky assets, rattled by growing concerns about the global economic recovery and the eurozone's future.
Stock futures plunged, the 10-year yield on U.S. Treasuries hit another record low and a world market sell-off gained steam early Friday after a U.S. jobs report fell far short of expectations.
Anyone who has ever been unemployed understands that unemployment insurance is a lifeline for the jobless and their families. But that lifeline is now slipping away for the long-term unemployed, as cuts to federal unemployment extensions enacted by Congress earlier this year gradually take hold.
Spain is fast becoming the biggest threat to Europe's shared currency as the cash-strapped government struggles to contain a growing banking crisis.
U.S. stocks were headed for a positive open Thursday, the last day of a wretched month that saw Treasury yields in the U.S. fall to record lows, while Spain and Greece kept contagion worries front and center.
India's economic growth fell to a nine-year low in the first three months of 2012, a clear sign that the country's slowdown is deepening and affecting all sectors of the economy.
Mallika Kapur discusses why India's government is pushing for food price controls.
Indian GDP growth slides to 5.3% a clear sign that the country's slowdown is deepening and affecting all sectors of the economy.
Investors are headed for a tough day Wednesday as worries about Europe's debt, specifically the Spanish banking system, are again shaking confidence.
U.S. stocks could get a lift Tuesday from growing hopes that Greece might avoid an exit from the eurozone, and that China might soon announce a stimulus package for its slowing economy.
One family learns that sometimes making the smart move means selling your house for a loss. Christine Romans reports.
President Barack Obama returned to the politically-important state of Iowa on Thursday for the third time this year for a mixture of official and campaign business.
New overseas worries were offset by some better than expected earnings from U.S. retailers early Tuesday, putting U.S. markets on course for another uneven day of trading.
Samsung has admitted to concerns over "worrying" weakness in Chinese consumer spending as customer sentiment, damped by government austerity measures, turns against spending on technology products.
The events of the past few weeks have made increasingly probable what was once considered impossible: Greece may exit the euro.
Following a positive start, U.S. stocks closed in the red for a fourth straight session Wednesday, as investors weighed strong U.S. economic data against ongoing uncertainty about Greece's political situation.
U.S. stocks struggled during a choppy trading Tuesday as investors digested mixed news out of Europe.
American consumers got the same bang for their buck in April as they did a month earlier, as falling gas prices gave them some relief.
U.S. stocks were poised for a positive start Tuesday, following better-than-expected economic growth in Germany.
Chanting "they don't represent us," tens of thousands in Madrid railed early Sunday against Spain's government and austerity cuts -- venting their anger on the first anniversary of the so-called May 15 protest movement.
Thousands protest in Madrid to mark the first anniversary of the so-called May 15th movement. CNN's Al Goodman reports.
Stocks finished lower Friday, ending a down week for the major indexes, as weakness in the banking sector weighed on the market.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Friday on worries sparked by a $2 billion trading loss at banking giant JPMorgan Chase.
Europeans are revolting -- against their leaders and established political parties, against an austerity plan 'made in Germany', and against a future that promises declining living standards and shriveling public services.
Austerity measures topped the agenda as Greeks went to the polls to vote for parliamentary seats.
U.S. stocks recovered Monday afternoon from modest losses earlier in the day, as investors considered the implications of leadership changes in France and Greece.
Asian equities fell after U.S. jobs data disappointed and the election of François Hollande as French president raised concerns about Europe's debt crisis.
A bumpy ride is ahead as the French vote suggests an austerity backlash, CNN's Pauline Chiou reports.
President Obama responds to the latest jobs report numbers saying a million new jobs were created in last 6 months.
Hands down, it's the most important monthly economic report in the race for the White House.
U.S. stocks sold off Friday, ending the week lower, after a government report showed that employers added fewer-than-expected jobs in April.
A disappointing jobs report appeared to leave investors uncertain about what to do Friday, as U.S. stocks appeared poised for a mixed or flat open.
U.S. stocks stumbled Thursday, as investors digested conflicting economic data ahead of Friday's all-important jobs report.
U.S. stock futures moved higher Thursday morning, bolstered by a better-than-expected jobless claims report, ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report.
U.S. stocks ended mixed Wednesday as investors digested a weak private-sector jobs report and mostly upbeat corporate results.
Yields on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds are back below 2%. They really shouldn't be this low. Most fixed income investors agree that's the case. Yet, people keep clinging to long-term securities like Linus Van Pelt does to his baby blue security blanket.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday as investors focused on a weak private-sector jobs report.
U.S. stocks moved solidly higher Tuesday as investors welcomed a rise in U.S. manufacturing activity and a mixed batch of corporate earnings
American manufacturing activity picked up in April, according to a report that showed the sector grew for the 33rd month in a row.
U.S. stocks finished in the red Monday, ending a mostly sour month on a weak note.
U.S. stocks were poised to open lower Monday, after a report showed that U.S. personal spending was weaker than expected, and that Spain's economy has fallen into recession.
U.S. stocks moved higher Friday, capping a weekly gain, as upbeat corporate results outweighed a weaker-than-expected report on first-quarter economic growth.
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