Jun 4, 2012 Stocks are down all over the world this morning as investors have their first chance to react to the Labor Department's May jobs report that came out on Friday. But the negative market sentiment isn't just about jobs.
Jun 4, 2012 Figures coming out of China are showing a slowdown in manufacturing signalling that Western consumers are buying less.
Jun 4, 2012 The interest rate on 10 year government bonds is back up above 1.5 percent and Oil is down to $82 a barrel in New York trading. There are signs of a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and continual uncertainty about the debt crisis in Europe.
Heidi N. Moore
May 31, 2012 New York Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban larger-sized soft drinks for health reasons. But a lot of businesses aren't really happy with that plan.
May 31, 2012 The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, says he plans to propose a municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages at restaurants, delis and movie theaters.
May 30, 2012 World financial markets have been see-sawing in recent days amid talk China may or may not give an extra stimulus to its economy. China, the world's second largest economy, growth was running near 9 percent last year.
May 29, 2012 China and Japan move to trade each other's currencies directly, without using the U.S. dollar to set the exchange rate. The change is a new step toward a world where the dollar is not last word in global currencies.
May 29, 2012 Starting July 1, Australia will offer permanent residency to anyone willing to invest $5 million in an Australian company, venture capital fund, or government bonds.
May 29, 2012 Despite their name, rare earths are common. And now countries besides China, like Malaysia, are exploring how to make money mining for the key component in electronics.