Jan 16, 2012 What will the future hold for the cruise ship industry after a tragedy off the Italian coast?
Jan 4, 2012 Treasury says it will keep the current $20,000 annual maximum on savings bonds purchases.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 4, 2012 In an effort to boost the economy, Mario Monti announced that Italian businesses can now stay open at all hours. That has some Italian shopkeepers worried.
Jan 4, 2012 The hard economic times in Europe have actually been a good thing for Germany, which can still borrow at low rates and benefit in export markets.
Jan 3, 2012 Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch explains why high-yield bonds are just as risky as used auto parts.
Jan 11, 2012 In Greece, tax collectors are on strike to protest benefit cuts while in Italy, the government was able to borrow $9 billion to help pay for services, but banks willing to lend also demanded a high return.
Dec 28, 2011 Iran has repeated its threat to block the Straight of Hormuz where about a-fifth of the world's oil passes through. In Italy today, investors seemed happy to buy up the country's debt.
Heidi N. Moore
Dec 27, 2011 We talk a lot about the stock market, but the real lifeblood of U.S. companies is the corporate bond market, which is twice as large.
Dec 21, 2011 A surprisingly successful Spanish bond sale and news of an increase in new home construction spurred markets to rally today.
Dec 16, 2011 My wife and I are in our early 60s, with a son in college. We have Roths and 401(k)s. I will get a pension from the state of North Carolina when I retire in a few years -- not so for my wife. What I need to know is: Is there a reason not to put so much of our savings in munis? (I would take the money out of some of our mutual funds.) I would not get munis from states with problematic economies; I would most likely get them from N.C. Also, what is the best way to purchase tax-free munis? Thanks! Stephen, Durham, NC