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A breathtaking surprise—without warning—Japan's central bank dramatically increased its stimulus. The Bank of Japan will now buy another mountain of government bonds to pump cash into an economy that's been drooping for decades. The key stock index in Tokyo, the Nikkei, went up four point 8 percent ...
They're probably not sad about it, but the overseas oil cartel says these low crude prices could really hurt America's domestic oil production. More on that. Next, we head to the politics of mixing fizzy drinks at home. Sodastream, based in Isreal, today released its quarterly profits...and something ...
The unmanned rocket that exploded soon after take off from Virginia last evening was built and launched not by NASA but a publicly traded private company called Orbital Sciences Corporation. There were no human casualties after the 14-story Antares rocket somehow failed and collapsed back onto the launchpad ...
One class of stocks that has had a bad month: oil companies. Today, London-based BP reported profits down by $3 billion. This in part because of western sanctions against Russia, but also because oil prices have been falling sharply. Though, it may not be time to take up a collection for oil companies ...
Stock prices in Europe are generally down this morning, especially in Italy where the key index is down 2.1 percent. This after the European Central Bank Sunday released results of its so-called "stress tests": simulations of what would happen to banks in another crisis. 25 banks failed, but some have ...
A Columbia University physician who traveled to Guinea to care for Ebola patients is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He fell ill and later tested positive for Ebola. More on New York's preparedness for such a situation. Plus, UPS will hire 95,000 temporary ...
Just how much does Facebook's founder "like" China? Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg delivered a 30 minute speech, in Mandarin, at Tsinghua University. It's part of a larger effort to court the Chinese market. More on that. Plus: Southwest used to be a small regional airline, and has kept ...
Investors in Europe seem happier today after several big American companies reported stronger than expected earnings. We've talked about last week's market turmoil. When there's that kind of stock market volatility, there's this impulse to attribute it to something. More on that. And a new ...
Investors have been concerned about slow growth in Europe, but now they're looking at China—The country is going to have a hard time hitting its goal for growth it set for this year. More on that. Plus, we head to Staten Island to talk about how Ebola has had an economic impact one of the ...
 
Today, Apple of Cupertino, California will reveal how much money it's been making. Take those profits, divide by the number of shares, and the result could be a record. But with the release of the new, thinner iPad, there's talk that growth for tablets is slowing. But even beyond tablets and the ...
It's the end of what has been a rocky week for investors—One of the worst in years. No markets were immune: commodities took a hit as oil prices continued to fall lower. Investors have been concerned about political upheaval about the spread of ebola. We take a look at the state of the ...
Yesterday was another crazy trading day in the U.S. with some big swings. The markets have had a lot to process, and there's a sense among many investors that this kind of volatility's going to continue. More on that. Plus, Facebook's CEO and co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, made a $25 million donation ...
When the markets closed yesterday, a barrel of U.S.crude oil was trading at $81.84. That's the lowest it's been in years, and it's bringing down the cost of gasoline. That may be good news for consumers in this country, but there is a growing debate among countries that export oil about whether ...
A lot of lending isn't subject to regulation; It takes place in what's called the shadow banking sector. The players are hedge funds, money market funds, and private equity groups. This posed a big problem during the financial crisis, as there wasn't enough liquidity. Now, international ...
It's advantageous for companies to do business in Ireland because of how that country calculates taxes. Tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple have set up subsidiaries there, and in doing so, have saved billions of dollars thanks to a tax rate that's way lower than the rates in many other ...
The sell-a-thon persists on world stock markets this morning. This is the week that the International Monetary Fund revised downward its forecast for economic growth around the world, not so much the U.S., but a lot of other places, including Asia and Europe. More on that. Plus, we talk about a connection ...
At five major U.S. airports, the government will screen passengers for Ebola symptoms. In Spain, three more people have been quarantined, and in Texas, Thomas Eric Duncan succumbed to the disease yesterday. As the death toll from the Ebola epidemic approaches 4,000, the World Bank is out with ...
Worries about the economies of Europe, Japan, and China helped shove the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 272 points, yesterday, 1.6 percent. The S&P 500 fell 1.5 percent. But a counter-vailing push could come later today as companies start to release their quarterly profits and losses. Monsanto's ...
First up, we get a new window on jobs in America—one the Federal Reserve watches closely to measure the strength of the overall labor market. It's called JOLTS, or "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey." We have more on what a certain number in that report—the Quits Rate—says about the U.S. economy. And ...
First up, William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, responds to criticism his team needs to be tougher on Wall Street firms. This question moved to the foreground after the public radio program This American Life--with news organization ProPublica--obtained audio recordings made secretly inside ...
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