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Jim Zarroli

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Obama Asks Congress To Fund New Coast Guard Icebreakers

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

President Obama is in Alaska calling for Congress to fund the construction of new Coast Guard icebreakers. The president said the Arctic is growing in importance, and the Coast Guard's icebreakers aren't keeping pace with the challenge. The Coast Guard has two heavy icebreakers, down from seven during World War II.


Beijing Government Spurred Ordinary Investors To Make Risky Margin Bets

Thursday, August 27, 2015

China's main stock market looks like any other but there are important differences. Chinese investors have seen dramatic losses this year. Many got in the market because the government encouraged it.


Global Stocks Fail To Rally After Monday's Slide

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

China's stock market had another rough day as other markets across the world seemed to recover. But the Dow took a late day plunge after another major sell-off.


Dow Loses Nearly 3.6 Percent. How Will Markets Fare On Tuesday?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stock prices in Asia are battered and prices are down in Europe too. In the U.S., investors wait to see if the turmoil is abating. Stocks began dropping over concerns about China's economic slowdown.


Global Markets Remain Erratic After China Worries Spark Sell-Off

Monday, August 24, 2015

China's Shanghai Composite Index fell 8.5 percent Monday prompting a global sell-off. When trading opened in the U.S., the Dow and S&P 500 plummeted, then recovered, then fell again.


Global Markets Dip As Chinese Economy Slow-Down Spooks Investors

Friday, August 21, 2015

Global markets endured a brutal week as concerns about a slowing Chinese economy spooked investors. But the U.S. stock market has enjoyed strong gains in recent years, and this week's losses don't even begin to erase them.


Yuan's Devaluation Could Help China Become A World Financial Player

Friday, August 14, 2015

China already is an economic force. It's a powerhouse in trade and manufacturing, but it yearns to be more. Its desire to be a major financial player carries some risk for the world's economy.


Devaluation Of Chinese Currency Fuels Fears About Global Economy's Strength

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Global markets continued to fall after China devalued its currency for a second straight day on Wednesday. The moves to weaken the yuan could damage U.S. multinational firms because their goods become more expensive in China.


SEC Approves Rule That Shines Light On CEO Pay Ratio

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday on new rules that require public companies to list their chief executives' total annual compensation as a ratio to their workers' median pay.


For Some States, New Emissions Rules Will Force A Power Shift

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The federal rules will deal a big blow to some energy sectors — especially coal. The change won't be so hard for states that have moved to cut emissions. But for others it will be more difficult.


Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Friday, July 31, 2015

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.


For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Monday, July 27, 2015

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.


Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

Friday, July 24, 2015

They're facing a double whammy. Not only do customers have less money to spend, but businesses can no longer pay their foreign suppliers for goods and raw materials. Many fear they'll have to close.


Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A big problem for Greece as it attempts to climb out of its fiscal hole is its corrupt and inefficient tax system. The tax code is maddeningly complex and evasion is high.


Greeks Still Face Transaction Limits After Banks Reopen

Monday, July 20, 2015

In Greece, banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks, allowing customers to make deposits. But people still face severe withdrawal limits in an effort to keep money inside the country.


Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Greece is so saddled with debt it probably can't turn its economy around for years, the International Monetary Fund says. But writing down debt would require an OK from Germany, which has opposed it.


Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Monday, July 13, 2015

When Scott Walker was first elected governor, Wisconsin's unemployment rate was over 8 percent. It's fallen to 4.4 percent. But there's debate over whether Walker deserve credit for the rebound.


Trading Suspension Highlights New York Stock Exchange's Shrinking Influence

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The New York Stock Exchange opened normally Thursday, after computer problems forced the exchange to shut down for much of the day on Wednesday.


NYSE Tech Failure Underscores Vulnerability Of Financial Markets

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Trading was abruptly halted Wednesday and remained shut down for more than 3.5 hours. A computer glitch was blamed. The White House said it was satisfied that there was no malice behind what happened.


NYSE Halts Trading After Computer System Issues

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

A problem with the New York Stock Exchange's computer system forced the exchange to halt trading in all securities on Wednesday morning. NYSE-listed stocks continued trading on alternative exchanges, and prices did not plunge. But the shutdown is a huge black eye for the NYSE.