Jan 11, 2012 Lots of not-so-terrible news was enough to put markets in positive territory today, but not by much. It gives us a chance to take a step back and talk about something different. Bonds.
Dec 9, 2011 European countries agree to a deal on balanced budgets and debt reduction. A unanimous vote wasn't reached, but the BBC's Andrew Walker says investors already had limited expectations.
Dec 15, 2011 The amount of money consumers owe in credit -- excluding mortgages -- grew by $7.7 billion in October, hitting a two-year high.
Dec 6, 2011 While the global economic crisis has punished developed countries, many in the developing world have gained from capital searching for a higher returns.
Nov 28, 2011 The new initiative seeks citizens' help to bail the country out. Even so, towering debt remains a huge problem for Italy.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 2, 2011 The normally prosaic process in which European governments borrow money has become a daily test of their economic health.
Nov 23, 2011 Muted interest in German 10-year bonds at an auction today raised feared that investors are getting jittery even over the eurozone's strongest economy.
Nov 18, 2011 A number of outcomes are possible when the super committee hits up against their deadline next week. Many are hoping that they will at least do the bare minimum to avoid another downgrade.
Nov 18, 2011 The debate over credit versus debit has been raging for years. Guest blogger Gerri Detweiler gives three reasons on each side of the argument.
Nov 20, 2011 Bond markets in Europe are taking a beating, and it is affecting the more stable countries in the eurozone, from Finland to Austria.