Nov 26, 2012 Carl Icahn used to buy companies and break them up. These days, he’s an activist investor, using large stakes to influence corporate strategy.
Nov 22, 2012 Investors are agreeing to all sorts of crazy terms in order to put money to work in the bond and loan markets. They're baking risk into the system, and that could be a problem for all of us.
Nov 14, 2012 Corporate CEOs, labor leaders and politicians have all weighed in on the fiscal cliff. But what will the budget and tax negotiations mean to you and your wallet?
Nov 14, 2012 The 2008 stock market crash sent folks walking away from Wall Street. Even today, an air of fear still holds some from re-entering the market. Have investors come around?
Nov 12, 2012 The markets have calmed from their post-election downturn. Businesses are now shifting their attention to the fiscal cliff negotiations that will decide the fate of the U.S. economy.
Nov 7, 2012 President Obama has been re-elected to lead the country for four more years -- what do the election results mean for the economy, fiscal cliff negotiations, and the fate of Wall Street?
Oct 30, 2012 As Hurricane Sandy makes it's way up the East Coast of the United States, damage estimates of $10 to $20 billion are beginning to trickle in.
Nov 1, 2012 Every bit of public data -- housing, employment, consumer spending -- changes how voters feel about the state of the nation -- and about their own well-being.
Oct 12, 2012 One retiree is seeking to sell her house and move. But she wonders whether it would be wiser to pay for a house with cash or carry a mortgage in retirement.
Oct 4, 2012 Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.