Economy - Most Commented


Markets rise on 'surprise and relief'

Feb 8, 2012
With investors feeling emboldened by a strengthening world economy, markets have steadily climbed since October.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, stock market

New foreclosure numbers sound good, but...

Feb 8, 2012
Foreclosures are down, but a legal settlement may change the outlook.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

House GOP introduces version of insider trading bill

Feb 8, 2012
Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced their version of an anti-insider trading bill. The version that passed the Senate had provisions that focused specifically on those who traffic in 'political intelligence.'
Posted In: insider trading, politics, Congress, Washington D.C.

FAA funding bill limits labor unions

Feb 7, 2012
Congress has passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the Federal Aviation Administration. But some unions say they lose out under the legislation, which also limits union activity.
Posted In: airline industry, unions, FAA

Delaware AG Biden: Mortgage deal not enough

Feb 7, 2012
Forty states have signed on to a settlement deal with the nation's largest banks, while Delaware and other hold-out states try for a better deal.
Posted In: foreclosures, Beau Biden, Housing, mortgage settlement

Bernanke stands firm on low interest rates

Feb 7, 2012
How does Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke know the economy will need low interest rates through 2014? He doesn’t, but we listen anyway.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, interest rates

Consumer borrowing rises again

Feb 7, 2012
A borrowing consumer is a confident consumer. But it's not all good news.
Posted In: consumer borrowing, consumer confidence

States could get billions from 'Robosigning' banks

Feb 6, 2012
Monday is the deadline for states to sign onto a settlement with the nation's largest banks over abusive foreclosure practices. The deal would reportedly force banks to pay billions of dollars to people who lost their homes.
Posted In: Housing, robosigning, foreclosure, mortgage settlement

Analyst: Positive economic indicators send the markets up

Feb 6, 2012
The Dow is now up almost 100 percent from its low in March 2009, and down just 9 percent from the highest point it ever reached in 2007.
Posted In: Dow, economic indicator

January jobs numbers often unusual

Feb 3, 2012
Today's monthly unemployment report from the government might be a little out of the ordinary, as January usually is for employment.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs