Jul 5, 2012 Amidst glimpses of positive economic indicators, dismal consumer confidence continues as retail sales figures are down for chain stores in June.
May 9, 2012 Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones, discusses why profits are up at Macy's given all the things weighing on consumers, and the latest earnings from Toyota and Disney.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 4, 2012 Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t there, but JPMorgan flew a Facebook flag as executives visited the bank’s headquarters ahead of Facebook’s IPO.
Apr 24, 2012 Later today we'll find out how Apple did over the last few months. And given the recent drop in Apple's stock price, there are questions about whether the company can remain the juggernaut that it's been.
Apr 19, 2012 The corporate earnings reports are flooding in this morning, with companies like Southwest Airlines and Verizon telling us how they did in the first part of this year. In recent quarters, companies have padded their profits by cutting costs.
Apr 19, 2012 Big banks and other companies are reporting their earnings for the first three months of the year. What do they mean for the year ahead?
Apr 10, 2012 With some tough economic news in the last week or so with the jobs report, and today some evidence of a slowdown in China, Wall Street is anticipating modest reports from corporations.
Mar 8, 2012 A recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis about the health of the economy in the fourth quarter of 2011 shows a 20 percent spike in investment -- a sign that businesses are back to spending, not hoarding, their money.
Feb 6, 2012 I'm a 58-year-old widow and I have been paying on a 30-year mortgage for 28 years, so I am almost there. I think I owe about $8,000. I am contracted to a job that doesn't offer a pension, but I do have investments (which I think of as retirement money). All three of my daughters moved to Seattle and I want to move there this summer. Right now, I have a little cape cod, which hopefully I can sell for $200,000+. However, my daughters live in the Ballard neighborhood, where a house even a little smaller than mine would cost nearly $400,000. They have condos. I wouldn't mind a townhouse if I get a patch of land to garden. I will be getting a job when I move, but should I just rent at this point? Should I leave the investment money alone? Laura, Ann Arbor, MI