Category: Markets

Election: Status quo would be stock market nightmare

Election: Status quo would be stock market nightmare

Investors are watching the race for the White House like hawks because, when it comes to the fate of the fiscal cliff, there is a lot riding on the Nov. 6 election. Given all...

U.S. stock futures rose Friday following a better-than-expected jobs report.

U.S. stock futures rose Friday following a better-than-expected jobs report.

  The government’s monthly report showed employers added 114,000 jobs in September, better than the 110,000 economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected. And the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, falling below 8% for the...

Secondary Chances: Is There Any Life Left In Pre-IPO Shares?

Secondary Chances: Is There Any Life Left In Pre-IPO Shares?

When Facebook rocketed to a $100 billion valuation as a private company, hedge funds and well-heeled retail investors were clamoring for shares of the social network and other hot pre-IPO firms on the so-called secondary markets,...

Stocks: Job market to steal the show

Stocks: Job market to steal the show

  Click the chart for more stock market data NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The fourth quarter kicks off with a series of important reports on the U.S. economy. While data from across the economic...

Student loan default rates jump

Student loan default rates jump

Student loan default rates jump The Department of Education said 218 schools had three-year default rates of 30% or more, putting the schools at risk of losing their federal student aid. NEW YORK (CNNMoney)...

How Americans Spend Their Number

How Americans Spend Their Number

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How The Housing Recovery Will Take Shape In Coming Months

How The Housing Recovery Will Take Shape In Coming Months

(Image credit: Getty Images North America via @daylife) More good news on the home front.  The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index indicates that home prices gained 1.6% in July compared to a year earlier. Every city...

Domino’s declares a pan pizza war

Domino’s declares a pan pizza war

One out of every five pizzas sold in the U.S. today is a pan pizza, according to Domino’s. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Domino’s is serving up some competition in the pan pizza market. The...

It’s time to break up the Euro

It’s time to break up the Euro

  Don’t believe the politicians. The common currency can’t survive as is. Here’s the right way to handle a split. FORTUNE – Roger Bootle prides himself on being something of a modern-day Nostradamus —...

Discover to refund $200 million to customers for deceptive telemarketing

Discover to refund $200 million to customers for deceptive telemarketing

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Discover Bank has agreed to refund $200 million to more than 3.5 million cardholders over claims of deceptive telemarketing. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...