Daily Pulse - Most Commented


Glug glug glug - cash drains out of stocks

Sep 19, 2011
Money continues to flow out of the stock market. A report by Bloomberg News today cites research by the Investment Company Institute and EPFR...
Posted In: stock market, The Breakdown: Markets

Clawbacks: IRS collects $2.7 billion in unpaid taxes

Sep 16, 2011
The IRS says it has dredged up $2.7 billion from people who squirreled cash away in foreign bank accounts and failed to pay tax on it. The news t...
Posted In: IRS

30-year mortgage rate falls again. Good news or bad?

Sep 15, 2011
Freddie Mac announced today that the 30-year mortgage rate has fallen to its lowest level since 1951. It's at 4.09 percent now, which should be...
Posted In: mortgage rates

iBuy: iPhone users anticipate upgrade

Sep 14, 2011
iPhone users say they will upgrade to the new iPhone 5....even though Apple hasn't even announced that there will be an iPhone 5. (of course they...

Running low: Truckers buy less diesel

Sep 13, 2011
Truckers are buying less diesel fuel. A study by Ceridian and UCLA found that diesel fuel purchases fell in July and August, meaning there's less...
Posted In: gas

Cereal killer: Corn crop could be worst since 2005

Sep 12, 2011
The USDA had some bad news for people who like to eat corn-based products today. The hot, dry summer is to blame for what's likely to be a poor c...
Posted In: corn

Breaking the bank

Sep 9, 2011
The markets buzzed today with reports that Bank of America may have to cut 40,000 jobs. This bad news comes less than 24 hours after President Obama launched a job creation proposal that looks both lackluster and doomed to failure in Congress.

Economy going to pot?

Sep 8, 2011
More Americans are smoking pot. That's the finding of a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which says more ...
Posted In: drugs

U.S. falls in competitive stakes

Sep 7, 2011
America is now the fifth competitive economy in the world. The World Economic Forum dropped the U.S. one place in its rankings, putting America...
Posted In: lists, world economies

Stay cool, America

Sep 6, 2011
The U.S. is still the coolest kid on the block. So says a survey of 30,000 people all round the world by badoo.com. We knew this all the time, of...
Posted In: top 10



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The Pulse is a regular feature on the Marketplace Index with David Brancaccio that measures the economy with a daily alternative indicator.