Friday, January 04, 2013
For years, we've heard that the markets hate uncertainty and that businesses will stay on the sidelines and hold on to profits when it's unclear how policymakers will act.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Philanthropic giving tends to peak in December as big and small donors alike squeeze their donations in before the end-of-year tax deadline.
Friday, December 21, 2012
A week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, the mass shooting continues to have a ripple effect in the conversation around guns, even in the financial community.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Ever since the presidential election, the business press has been consumed with the negotiations in Washington to avoid the December 31st fiscal cliff.
Friday, December 07, 2012
The nation's biggest banks are facing job losses, falling revenue, big spending cuts, not to mention core questions about their very size and scope.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The question gets more urgent by the day: Can President Obama and Congress cut a deal in the next month to prevent the automatic government spending cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff?
Friday, November 23, 2012
Grey is the new black when it comes to post-Turkey shopping. In a growing phenomenon known as "Grey Thursday," more of the largest U.S. retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day, offering consumers deals a day earlier than Black Friday.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sandy left behind not only countless disrupted lives, but a cost in dollars that’s hard to quantify and is still being counted.
Friday, November 09, 2012
With President Barack Obama reelected to a second term and Congress set to reconvene after Veterans Day, all eyes in Washington are set on the January 1 fiscal cliff when billions in spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Four days after Hurricane Sandy turned the New York metropolitan area on its head, estimates for the economic damage are coming in as high as $50 billion — making it one of the costliest storms on record.
Friday, October 26, 2012
When it comes to the economy, corporations see the glass as half-empty, while consumers see it as half-full.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The sudden departure of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit has sparked a conversation about where the bank is headed under new leadership and what it says about the so-called "too big to fail" banking behemoths.
Friday, October 12, 2012
As the November election approaches, lawmakers are spending more time campaigning and less time working to avoid the "fiscal cliff," the trigger set to send Americans' taxes higher and slash federal spending by more than a trillion dollars at midnight on December 31.
Friday, October 05, 2012
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney focused on jobs and the economy but left some pundits asking for more specifics.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with a docket full of cases pertinent to the business community.
Friday, September 21, 2012
In Olympic track and field, a tenth of a second can mean the difference between the gold and the silver. But on Wall Street, mere milliseconds separate the winners from the losers as a result of a technological advance that has fundamentally changed how the market operates.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Fours years after the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, the stock market is roaring back despite the sputtering economy.
Friday, September 07, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
As Republicans gathered for their national convention in Tampa this week, President Barack Obama stole some of their thunder by announcing that automakers will have to nearly double the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks by 2025.