Jul 15, 2013 Retail sales ticked up 0.4 percent in June but came in below analyst expectations.
Jul 15, 2013 Fed chair Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for his last semi-annual two-day testimony. He may face tough questions, reflecting perceived politicization of his role in the absence of coordination between Congress and the White House.
Jul 12, 2013 The French Revolution -- and much of the France we know today -- was born at a time of economic crisis and famine.
Jul 12, 2013 As Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase kick off bank earnings season, it's a chance to see the effect rising interest rates are having on our nation's banks.
Jul 11, 2013 Susan Schmidt, head of equities at Mesirow Financial, discusses the key takeaways of the latest notes from the Federal Reserve.
Jul 10, 2013 More nuanced news from the Federal Reserve today on the future of its stimulative bond buying program – and Wall Street is reading the tea leaves.
Jul 8, 2013 The yield on the 10-year Treasury note -- the benchmark for U.S. interest rates -- was up this morning following Friday's somewhat positive jobs report.
Jul 3, 2013 Europe's financial crisis flared anew on Wednesday, after Portugal's finance minister quit and the government teetered on the edge of collapse.
Jul 2, 2013 You hear it again and again as if it's a natural law: "bond prices decline inversely as interest rates rise." Here's why they do.