Economy - Most Commented


A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows market numbers towards the close of the day on Monday in New York City. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly dropped over 1,000 points in Monday morning trading.

Getting caught up in Wall Street's safety nets

Aug 26, 2015
Volatility puts safeguards to the test.
Posted In: stock market, circuit breakers, rule 48, retail investors

Ambercrombie wants to hang with the older crowd

Aug 26, 2015
These are the numbers watching and stories we're reading Wednesday.

Freakonomics and end-of-life health care

Aug 25, 2015
Glorious Sunset offers cash instead of care for terminally ill. Theoretically.
Posted In: health care, end of life care, illness
A trader is reflected in a market screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. Following a day of steep drops in global markets, the Dow Jones industrial average rallied early in the day only to fall more than 200 points

It's a contraction, not another Great Recession

Aug 25, 2015
Remember the epic fails of automakers, banks and mortgages all at once?
Posted In: stock market, Great Recession, China, US economy

You have to give him a hand

Aug 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

PODCAST: Looking for a rebound

Aug 25, 2015
Where do we go after Black Monday?
A house at 98th and Damen in Chicago was taken over illegally. Local experts blame the fumbling of financial institutions for the continuing problem of vacant homes.

Here's one reason bank-owned homes sit vacant

Aug 25, 2015
Banks take too long to complete foreclosures, leaving houses vacant and vulnerable
Posted In: Housing, financial crisis, mortgage crisis

Housing market is one upbeat note right now

Aug 25, 2015
The stock market meltdown could help drive down mortgage rates, economist says.
Posted In: housing prices, stock markets, homes
Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation in California.

The long party for commodity producers is so over

Aug 24, 2015
Commodities run in long cycles, with booms sustained by a historical event.
Posted In: China, commodities, stock markets, Economy, corporations