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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. who was charged Tuesday with orchestrating a conspiracy, has died in a car crash.
The fatal crash occurred Wednesday morning, the Oklahoma City Police Department said on Twitter.
A police spokesman said at a news conference Wednesday that McClendon's ...
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
As winter starts to wind down, you may be stepping up your plans for a spring-break trip.
But have you checked airfares lately?
If you haven't looked since Christmas, you may be in for a surprise: Many fares are up. In fact, the largest U.S. carriers have nudged rates higher ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
These things we know for sure:
- The sun rises in the East.
- The Earth is round.
- Wal-Mart sales increase every year.
Oops. We'll need to scratch that last one.
On Wednesday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported that that for the fiscal year ended in January, annual revenues totaled ...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
For the oil industry, this is what passes for good news:
Iran said Wednesday that it would be great if other countries would limit their oil production to boost prices.
As for itself, Iran will continue to ramp up oil production.
That may not sound like much reason for celebration, ...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Millions of Americans have been freezing in record-low temperatures this month.
Now many are mapping out road trips, preparing to head south soon for Easter and spring breaks. And with gas prices averaging just about $1.70 a gallon nationwide, they are looking forward to affordable travel.
But on the other ...
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
If you are getting spooked by plunging stock prices, you may be trying to figure out where the economy is heading.
Here's one new sign that better days are coming:
In the latest survey of business economists, most — 58 percent — say their companies plan to raise workers' ...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
For six straight years, Americans watched their government's borrowing shrink.
Then last month, that trend towards less and less borrowing suddenly came to an end. Congress overwhelmingly passed a federal budget that included a $680 billion tax-cut package, which President Obama signed.
Now the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the ...
Friday, January 15, 2016
On Friday, Wall Street traders got the same treatment as the main character in The Revenant: A big fearsome bear attacked again and again.
By the close, stock prices were badly mauled. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 2.4 percent of its value, tumbling 391 points to close at 15,988....
Friday, January 15, 2016
This day is starting out really nasty if you happen to be an oil driller — or a baby boomer who would like to retire with a nest egg.
Through the night and into the morning, the price of oil has been falling. You can now buy a barrel for ...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Fair to say this was a brilliant day for Boston.
General Electric Co. announced on Wednesday that it will be moving its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston, starting this summer.
That decision makes Boston the winner of an intense competition among dozens of cities — all hoping to ...
Monday, January 11, 2016
When President Obama first took the oath of office seven years ago this month, the U.S. economy was so battered that many economists were pondering the possibility of another Great Depression.
The fears were real: Employers were cutting 796,000 jobs; the auto industry was facing bankruptcy; private foreclosures and ...
Friday, January 08, 2016
After a week of gloomy news about China, the U.S. economy came shining through on Friday, offering a surprisingly bright jobs outlook for 2016.
The U.S. economy is on track for "higher productivity, good job gains — and the supply of potential workers expanding fast enough" to allow companies to ...
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Panic-driven stock selling. Financial turmoil. Commodity price crashes. Layoffs.
Those were among the troubles piling up as the economy was tanking in 2008.
And today, many of those same phrases are turning up in headlines: Stock prices are plunging; China is devaluing its currency; prices for oil and ...
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Like cheap gasoline?
Then you're in luck. Experts say gas prices very likely will keep falling. That's because a report released Wednesday showed a sharp increase in gasoline inventories.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration said that last week, companies added another 10.6 million barrels of gasoline, creating the biggest ...
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Oh, the irony.
Historically, when political tensions increased in the Middle East, the price of oil rose too. Buyers of oil worried that conflicts could interrupt drilling or interfere with oil-tanker access to waterways. In theory, when risks rise, so do prices.
But in recent days, even as tensions have ...
Sunday, December 27, 2015
In late 2008, Americans were getting crushed by an avalanche of bad business news.
Financial systems were melting down, jobs disappearing, homeowners defaulting and auto companies heading for a cliff. With so many contenders, picking that year's five biggest stories was tough.
In contrast, 2015 looks almost placid. Unemployment steadily ...
Monday, December 21, 2015
Every investor celebrating Christmas this week would love this gift: a really good crystal ball.
It'd be so helpful to look right through the orbuculum and glimpse the future prices of stocks, bonds and gold bars.
Unfortunately, no such ball exists. Our next best option is to turn to economic ...
Thursday, December 17, 2015
For years, critics have been fulminating while watching lawmakers take little or no action on crucial spending and taxing matters.
This week, at least, the "do-nothing Congress" label won't stick.
On Thursday, the U.S. House approved a massive package of tax breaks worth $622 billion, voting 318-109. On Friday, the ...