U.S. markets on track for worst December since the Great Depression

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Dec 25, 2018
...and there are many reasons why.
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Who thinks we're in for a recession? CFOs, a survey says

Dec 14, 2018
Duke University poll finds almost half think a slowdown will hit within a year
A board shows stock numbers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 07.
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Factory orders mixed with a dash of anxiety

Dec 5, 2018
Business orders for factory goods are not quite so robust as earlier this year, and that may show up in the numbers this month. But what’s not slowing down is consumer demand for manufactured stuff.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Cryptocurrencies' collapse follows 2017 run, regulation threats

Nov 20, 2018
Down from its 1,400 percent rise in 2017, bitcoin is now trading at less than $5,000 — a sharp decline for what some once hoped was a new and promising asset that could excite institutional investors. Instead, many traders were just trying to make a quick buck. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water. 
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When Apple suffers, the pain is spread around

Nov 19, 2018
Shares of Apple took a hit Monday, declining 4 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported Apple has cut production orders in recent weeks for all three iPhone models launched earlier this year. When Apple runs into trouble, it tends to be a drag on many other companies and the market as a whole. Click the […]

Here’s why the market is looking past the trade war

Sep 20, 2018
As the trade conflict between the United States and China goes on, it can sometimes feel like there’s no end in sight. Just this week, the Trump administration announced plans to slap $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on top of the $50 billion in duties already in place. We’re now talking about tariffs […]

The global economy a decade after the financial crisis

Sep 5, 2018
A McKinsey Global Institute report looks at what we learned and the risks we can expect moving forward.
A video board shows the Dow Jones closing above 20,000 for the first time at the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 25, 2017.
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The battle for small e-investors

Sep 4, 2018
Big banks are slashing fees — or even eliminating them.
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The man in charge of TARP: "I'm proud of the actions that we took"

Sep 4, 2018
Neel Kashkari on the 2008 financial crisis and what Congress would do if another crisis hits.
Neel Kashkari, former-interim assistant secretary for financial stability and assistant secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, waits for the start of the hearing by the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee October 23, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Is the Fed causing turmoil in emerging markets?

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Aug 31, 2018
How U.S. interest rates cause trouble in Turkey, Argentina, and beyond
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