U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Friday as investors await Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later in the day.
CNN's Al Goodman looks at the economic and weather woes that have beset Spain's olive oil industry.
Catalonia will request an emergency ?5bn credit line from Spain's central government as the region struggles to refinance its debts, underscoring anxieties about the eurozone debt crisis a week before the European Central Bank is expected to unveil details of its revamped bond-buying programme.
CNN's Richard Quest looks at what's left in the Fed and ECB toolbox to stimulate the economies of the U.S. and Europe.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Tuesday, as investors hope to hear some good news out of Greece this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Investors were on edge Monday ahead of two big meetings by U.S. and European central banks.
Spain has come under heavy pressure in the bond market this week as investors grow increasingly convinced that the government will need a bailout.
Reduction in the unemployment rate is "likely to be frustratingly slow," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday morning.
The European Central Bank lowered interest rates Thursday to all-time lows but did not introduce any unconventional moves to stimulate economic activity.
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday challenged Berlin's game plan for pulling the eurozone out of its crisis by advocating a series of short-term fixes that the German government has resisted.
The IMF managing director on whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gotten unfair push back because she is a woman.
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.
U.S. stocks were headed for a modestly higher open Wednesday following news that Greece has formed a coalition government.
Global leaders promised Tuesday to support economic growth and create jobs as the financial turmoil in Europe continues to undermine confidence around the world.
CNN's Al Goodman explains what Spain's credit rating downgrade means for the country's economic future.
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.
U.S. stocks were set to open little changed, as investors keep an eye on Europe and weigh several key U.S. economic reports.
Eurozone finance ministers will hold a conference call Saturday as concerns grow over the state of Spain's ailing banking sector.
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.
European Central Bank officials voted Wednesday to hold interest rates steady, even as the debt crisis in the euro area intensifies.
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.
They say a week is a long time in politics. In today's febrile world of finance, it's a lifetime.
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.
Greece's exit from the eurozone "would be possible," even if not in Europe's interest, and countries should have a democratic right to quit, according to a member of the ECB's governing council.
If investors hate Europe so much, why isn't the euro currency tanking?
U.S. stocks were set for a higher open Thursday, as investors react to reports on widening U.S. trade deficit and jobless claims data that came in close to expectations.
Suddenly, Europe is talking about growth and not just austerity.
U.S. stocks stumbled Thursday, as investors digested conflicting economic data ahead of Friday's all-important jobs report.
European Central Bank officials voted Thursday to hold interest rates steady, even as the euro area economy slides towards recession. But ECB president Mario Draghi appeared to hint that there could be rate cuts in the future.
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 poised to open slightly higher Friday, losing some momentum on concerns about weaker-than-expected U.S. economic growth and European debt, as Ford beat earnings expectations for the quarter.
Chinese consumer inflation rebounded slightly in March leaving policy makers less room to ease monetary conditions to prop up the slowing economy even though persistent price rises appear largely under control.
The problem has become so complicated, that perhaps only a child can solve it. An 11-year-old Dutch boy, Jurre Hermans, entered a serious economics competition with a plan for bringing the Greek economy back from the brink.
U.S. stocks dropped Wednesday, rebounding somewhat into the close, as investors grew increasingly anxious about what the markets might look like without additional stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
Next week all eyes will be on inflation and Greece.
The bull market on Wall Street enters its fourth year this week and investors are wondering how much higher stocks can go.
Expect the upward march of oil and gas prices to overshadow bellwether corporate earnings, economic reports and a read on the health of the European banking sector -- all of which are due next week.
Investors are gearing up for the unofficial start of corporate earnings season, but they're also bracing for another round of bad headlines out of Europe.
Once again investors will be looking overseas for any signals out of Europe on the fate of the eurozone and the euro.
Once again, investors all over the world will be looking to Europe to determine how to bet on the markets.
U.S. stocks were headed for a sharp selloff Wednesday, with anxiety lingering after Federal Reserve policy makers indicated that no new stimulus is likely.
CNN's John Defterios explains how emerging markets are countering Europe's debt crisis.
Bamboozled by eurozone debt crisis jargon? CNN is here to help you tell your bond yields from your banking interventions, your defaults from your haircuts. And if you need anything more explained, please submit your questions to Soundoff at the bottom of the story.
Stock closed mixed, after moving in a narrow range for most of the trading day.
U.S. stocks finished higher for a third straight day Friday, after a slightly better-than-expected jobs report, but the gains were pared back after Greece's deal with bondholders triggered a "credit event."
The European Central Bank offered a slightly more pessimistic outlook for the eurozone economy Thursday and said it expects inflation to rise this year on higher oil prices.
U.S. stocks were set for a higher open Wednesday, after the European Central Bank said that it well lend €529.5 billion, or $721.4 billion, to European banks in an effort to prevent a credit crunch.
After unleashing a wave of liquidity earlier this year, the European Central Bank is set to offer European banks another chance to soak up billions of euros in cheap loans.
Eurozone finance ministers sealed a deal Tuesday morning for a second bailout for Greece, including ?130 billion ($173 billion) in new financing.
With the second bailout for Greece, the European Union has changed forever. CNN's Jim Boulden explains.
Eurozone finance officials remained behind closed doors late Monday as a crucial round of talks over a second bailout for Greece looked set to run late into the night.
Eurozone governments are looking to the European Central Bank and national central banks to help pare back the cost of a second rescue package for Greece which would otherwise amount to ?170bn.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1% higher Thursday as positive domestic economic data comforted investors nervous about Greece's ability to secure a second bailout.
Stocks had one of their worst days of the year Wednesday as Greece reminded everyone that it is still Greece. The Dow narrowly steered clear of its first triple-digit point drop since December 28.
U.S. stocks recovered from earlier losses late Tuesday to closed mixed amid an uncertain situation in Greece, where political leaders are scrambling to secure a second bailout and avoid a default.
Hooded youths tossed stones and police fired stun grenades Friday in front of the Greek Parliament as lawmakers faced tough new conditions they must meet before euro zone finance ministers will give them billions of desperately needed euros to bail out the debt-ridden country.
Investors have been betting on a Greek austerity deal all week, and now that it's finally here, they're breathing a sigh of relief. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Thursday following a morning of choppy trading.
Greek political leaders agreed to a package of austerity reforms Thursday, marking the first step toward securing much-needed bailout funds.
U.S. stocks were poised for a higher start Thursday, as investors continued to focus on Greece, where political parties are negotiating austerity measures and reforms that are needed to secure more bailout funds and a default.
Greek political leaders were meeting Wednesday to hammer out an agreement on austerity reforms as the nation scrambles to avoid a default.
U.S. stocks moved higher Tuesday, erasing earlier losses, on hopes that Greece is nearing a deal to secure more bailout money.
Unions in Greece stage a general strike as politicians consider more cuts. CNN's Jim Boulden explains.
Greek union members are expected to go on a daylong strike Tuesday to protest new austerity measures sought by foreign lenders as the country negotiates to keep its finances afloat.
U.S. stocks were set to open slightly lower Tuesday, as investors wait for Greek leaders to agree on the terms of a new bailout package, a key step to avoiding a default.
Officials in Greece are under pressure to reach an agreement on a new bailout package, as the threat of a default hangs over the country.
The recovery remains "frustratingly slow" in the United States, and now Europe's debt crisis is posing additional challenges, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday.
U.S. stocks ended mixed Thursday as investors digested a cautious economic outlook from the chairman of the Federal Reserve one day before a key report on the job market.
After wreaking havoc in global financial markets last year, the debt crisis in Europe has entered a complicated new phase in 2012.
Richard Quest talks to Jean-Claude Trichet, fmr. pres. of the European Central Bank, about solving the Eurozone crisis.
Some might say that the Federal Reserve is wisely taking a smart, wait-and-see approach regarding the economy. I am not one of those people.
U.S. stocks were poised for a quiet open Wednesday, as investors await the latest interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve and keep an eye on Greece's debt talks.
The International Monetary Fund lowered its outlook for the world economy on Tuesday, and warned that the global financial system faces growing risks from the debt crisis in Europe.
The market is off to a scintillating start in 2012 and many of last year's worst performers are leading the charge.
After three weeks of gains, investors could be in for a choppy week ahead, as earnings kick into high gear and Europe's debt crisis heats up.
The economy is slowly but surely getting better. That's the good news. The bad news is that the market has already figured that out.
The $64,000 question facing the global economy this year should be more accurately dubbed the 404,163 yuan question: Can China avoid a big slowdown in growth in 2012?
Debate over whether the Federal Reserve would pull the trigger on QE3 started even before QE2 ended last summer.
In this corner, weighing in at 45 kilograms soaking wet ... he's all the rage in Paris, Milan, Brussels and Munich! The euro!
Italian bond yields rose above 7% on Friday as worries about the government's debt problems resurfaced.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke told Republican senators on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that he's concerned about European sovereign debt problems spilling over to the U.S. economy, according to senators.
The Federal Reserve has pretty much pulled out all the stops to try and keep the U.S. (and some would argue global) economy from collapsing.
Once again, investors all over the world will be looking to Europe to determine how to bet on the markets.
As European leaders unveil their latest plan to solve the debt crisis, economists and market experts aren't convinced they'll actually be successful.
The European Central Bank took steps Thursday to revive the ailing European economy and ease credit conditions for troubled eurozone banks.
European leaders will meet this week for yet another summit to discuss ways to save the euro, and this time they are talking about rewriting European Union treaties.
The head of the European Central Bank offered hints Thursday about the No. 1 question in Europe: Will the bank step up and do more to calm the bond markets?
European stocks were unable to maintain the strong rally from the previous session on Thursday, stalling in early trading as sentiment returned to caution.
Bank stocks rallied Wednesday -- despite a credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor's -- after the world's top central banks announced a coordinated effort to avoid another global credit crunch.
Europe is hurting for cash, and central banks around the world are stepping in to give it a boost.
In the increasingly desperate search for the proverbial big "bazooka," European policy makers are now exploring ways for the International Monetary Fund to help contain the eurozone debt crisis.
I wrote in yesterday's column about how the market wanted the European Central Bank to do something. It looks like the ECB listened.
Imagine Europe is Princess Leia. That means new European Central Bank president Mario Draghi would be Ben Kenobi.
Stocks ended in the red Tuesday, amid worries about U.S. economic growth.
At their last meeting, Federal Reserve members discussed volatile financial markets, Europe's debt crisis and MF Global's bankruptcy. But in the end, they made no changes to existing policy.
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