Dec 23, 2011 Congress has passed the payroll tax cut extension. We take a look at what the means for consumers. We have some numbers for you: Consumer spending grew just 0.1 percent in November, while orders for U.S. factory goods went up 3.8 percent. Plus, what is the most pessimistic country in the world? And find out which professions receive the biggest holiday tips.
Dec 13, 2011 After the disaster in Fukushima, nuclear energy is less popular than it once was. Now, the nuclear company Areva will take drastic cost-cutting measures.
Dec 8, 2011 Europe and the U.S. are both exploring new options for judging the value of debt after increasing threats of downgrade from agencies like S&P and Moody's.
Dec 5, 2011 But it could be a good thing for the debt crisis there.
Nov 30, 2011 Pressure builds in Europe as clear signs begin to show that a default there would hit the U.S. banks hard.
Heidi N. Moore
Nov 30, 2011 Banks today are reeling, just a day after Standard & Poor's downgraded dozens of financial institutions all around the world -- including here in the United States.
Nov 28, 2011 Last week marked more bad news for economies across Europe, including Germany. If more countries follow suit this week, the crisis could reach its threshold
Nov 22, 2011 Credit ratings agencies don't seem to be phased by the super committee failure, in large part because the U.S. dollar and bond markets are still strong compared to Europe and China.
Nov 18, 2011 We speak to David Kelly of JP Morgan Funds about what he thinks the possible outcome of the super committee stand-off could be.
Nov 18, 2011 There are five days until the super committee's intended deadline to make big budget cuts for the U.S. If they fail, more ratings agencies could downgrade the country's debt.