| May 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
On May 1, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its highest peak since December 2007. But April's jobs report was a disappointment -- only 115,000 new jobs were created. At least 125,000 are required each month just to keep up with the growth of our...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 7:03 AM
South Florida financial planners were right to advise patience during the dog days of summer when the stock market flirted with a bear market.
Now the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended Friday above 12000 or up more than 1 percent for the week....
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:46 PM
If it has been a while since you've driven through the heart of this Eastern Shore city, the buildings might come as a shock. One after another, they tower shiny and modern above the chain restaurants and strip-mall shops that dominate Route 13.
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:51 AM
The Wall Street Journal reports the Federal Reserve can still wow markets, with Chairman Ben Bernanke's low-rate announcement Wednesday setting blue-chip stocks to an eight-month high.
The newspaper reported that stocks, bonds and commodities jumped...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:04 AM
US nonfarm payrolls rose by 200,000 in December, more than forecast, with the unemployment rate unexpectedly falling to 8.5 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.A survey of economists by Dow Jones Newswires expected December payrolls to rise by 155,...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- The GOP-controlled House of Representatives is set to vote Thursday on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling while enacting sweeping cuts in government spending -- the latest attempt to avoid an unprecedented...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:05 PM
In an address to the nation, President Obama warned Monday night that Congress is at a stalemate over raising the federal debt ceiling, and he urged Americans to pressure their elected representatives to work out a compromise that will avoid a potentially...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 6:17 PM
With last-minute support from Maryland's Republicans, the House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill Friday to raise the nation's debt ceiling, but the high-stakes hunt for a bipartisan plan that could pass both chambers of Congress was set to...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 10:24 PM
Washington -- The U.S. House on Monday passed the debt-ceiling deal worked out by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, sending it to the Senate for consideration a day before the deadline for the government to face possible default.
| Aug 4, 2011
| 11:11 AM
Ten In Michigan Sickened By Tainted Turkey
The USDA is recalling 36 million pounds of Cargill ground turkey in the wake of a multi-state outbreak of antibiotic resistant linked to the death of California man.
Seventy-seven people in some 26 states...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Ed Fishel is a year and three months from retirement. Ask him if he noticed that the stock market plunged last week, and the Monkton man will laugh incredulously.
"Are you kidding me?" he said Friday, less than 24 hours after stock-market indexes...