In the week ending Feb. 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 627,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised figure of 627,000.
Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is accused of cheating 50,000 customers out of $8 billion dollars but despite raids of his financial empire in Houston, Memphis, and Tupelo, Miss., federal authorities say they do not know the current whereabouts of
Alan Greenspan had some explaining to do. In 2000, The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward published a biography of the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board entitled “Maestro,” with the cover image portraying Greenspan in full oracle mode: testifying
A handful of Republican governors are considering turning down some money from the federal stimulus package, a move opponents say puts conservative ideology ahead of the needs of constituents struggling with record foreclosures and soaring unemployme
He sold more than half of his 52 million shares of Johnson & Johnson and he sold it at a 20-year low relative to its yield. That doesn't sound like "Buy America." That sounds like "Sell America."
This is not the first time in history that banks are keeling over, and won't be the last time, especially if we have a Fed attempting to micromanage the economy. Sure, it's going to be painful, but it's only going to be painful ONCE.
The sell-off came despite the signing of the $787 billion stimulus package by President Obama and as auto executives faced a deadline to submit restructuring plans to the federal government after receiving billions in bailout money.
Worries about the deteriorating financial situation in countries like Romania and Hungary led to a huge sell-off that began overseas and crashed ashore on Wall Street. Every sector sank, with financial stocks leading the way and energy companies fall
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Tuesday the current global recession will "surely be the longest and deepest" since the 1930s and more government rescue funds are needed to stabilize the U.S. financial system.
In Texas, Robert Allen Stanford was just another wealthy financier. But in the breezy money haven of Antigua, he was lord of an influential financial fief, decorated with a knighthood, courted by government officials and basking in the spotlight of s
GM said it could need up to $30 billion from the Treasury Department, up from a previous estimate of $18 billion. That includes $13.4 billion previously allocated and $91. billion in new loans. The world's largest automaker said it could run out
DOW off 298 points (3.8%) S&P 500 off 38 points (4.6%) NASDAQ off 64 points (about 4.1%)
An $8 trillion negative wealth effect from declining home values. A $10 trillion negative wealth effect from weakened capital markets. A $14 trillion consumer debt load amid "exploding unemployment"
Don't hold your breath if Kansas owes you money. Kansas suspends income tax refunds, may miss payroll.
States are facing a great fiscal crisis. Combined budget gaps for the remainder of this fiscal year and state fiscal years 2010 and 2011 are estimated to total more than $350 billion.
The unsold cars and trucks piling up at dealerships and assembly lines as consumers cut back and auto companies scramble for federal aid are just one sign of a major problem hurting the economy and only likely to get worse. The world is suddenly a
The deepening recession spells trouble for a little-known government corporation that insures the pensions of 44 million workers and retirees. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. already has an $11 billion deficit that seems sure to grow larger
Given the sweep and severity of today's global economic crisis, it would seem there's plenty of blame to go around. But Bill Clinton doesn't think any of it should fall on his shoulders.
Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, Donald Trump's casino group, is expected to file Tuesday for bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company's board was scheduled to meet late Monday night to decide whether to authorize the fili
In an apparent effort to increase pressure on lawmakers negotiating an end to California's fiscal crisis, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is preparing to send pink slips to 20,000 state workers.
In this 20 minute Bloomberg interview, Meredith Whitney talks about how a Bad Bank would affect lending, the difficulty of pricing toxic assets, and the fact that we are only half the way through the banks withdrawing liquidity from the system.
Nassim Taleb is worried, he thinks that the world is irrational, doesn't learn from mistakes and is riddled with fraud. But it's what he has to say about retiree pensions that should make people sit up and take notice.
Jim the Realtor made this 4 minute video in Chula Vista, California.
The shortfall needed to pay civil servants' retiree benefits -- split between the federal government and US states -- is a whopping $1.7 trillion, according to an estimate released Monday.
Toxic Obama administration plans assure deeper economic crisis ahead.
Does $65.5 trillion terrify anyone yet?
[Investors] need reassurance that our capital markets operate with a consistent set of rules. The Committee on Doubt and Uncertainty offered only the assurance that the rules will keep changing.
Treasury Secretary Geithner laid out the Obama administration's financial rescue program for his international counterparts in an effort to rally a vigorous global response to the worsening crisis and reassured the world's leading economies t
Who remembers economists' hysteria over the "Reagan deficits"? Wall Street was in panic. Ronald Reagan's fiscal irresponsibility was bringing the end of the world. The 2009 federal budget deficit that Obama is inheriting, and adding
"One plan includes a Chapter 11 filing that would assemble all of GM's viable assets, including some U.S. brands and international operations, into a new company," the newspaper said.