| Jan 4, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Stocks got off to a sluggish start on the first day of trading in the New Year, ending the day mixed as a report showed that manufacturing growth slowed in December.
U.S. factory activity grew at the slowest pace in six months last month, weakened by...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:17 PM
Plunging oil prices Monday spooked investors already nervous about weakness in Europe, leading to the biggest one-day drop in stocks in three months.
U.S. crude oil dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time in nearly six years. Coupled with...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:10 AM
Weakness in the eurozone's major economies, such as Germany and France, risks choking off the growth emerging in countries that were at the forefront of the region's debt crisis, a closely monitored survey indicated Tuesday.
In its monthly survey of...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The stock market posted slight losses Thursday after European Central Bank officials decided to delay any stimulus for the struggling continent until next year. Investors also braced for the release of Friday's closely watched U.S. jobs report.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:47 PM
U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy.
Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Asian shares and commodity currencies dropped on Thursday as investor concerns about a slowing Chinese economy eclipsed optimism over the U.S. outlook, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:52 AM
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to step up its economic stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but his comments after the bank's meeting Thursday did not seem to bring that day any...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The world's leading central bankers recently attended a symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Some European economists have finally learned their lesson as Europe sinks into another economic downturn. Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, urged...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The European Central Bank, in a surprise move Thursday, cut its main interest rate to rock bottom and said it would buy certain securities and bonds in a bid to stimulate growth and combat increasing risks of deflation.
In addition to lowering its key...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Shades of France's notorious Third Republic! The latest French government has been summarily dismissed after only six painful months. It was certainly time for a change. President FranÃ§ois Hollande's poll ratings have plumbed new depths at 17 percent,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The stock market hit a new milestone Monday.
Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won’t soon end.