- What’s up with the stock market? Can we have a bull market and a bear market in different sectors at the same time?
Question/Comment: What’s up with the stock market? I thought it was supposed to be a leading indicator of economic conditions. But over the last months, the market seems to respond more to interest rate levels in addition to insignificant economic … Continue reading
The government released several new economic reports and Wall Street endured a roller coaster week of trading — all of which served to underscore recent uncertainty about the state of the U.S. economy. Two finance reporters discuss the reports and other economic indicators. Continue reading
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday predicted “sluggish” U.S. economic growth after the dollar reached an all-time low against the euro and jittery investors kept close watch on surging oil prices. A business journalist and an economist offer analysis of the recent economic trends. Continue reading
The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates to help shore up the nation’s economy. The NewsHour’s Paul Solman examines the Federal Reserve’s plans and what they mean for the economy. Continue reading
Acknowledging a period of increased economic risk that could restrain growth, the Federal Reserve on Friday cut the discount rate at which it makes loans to banks. An economic consultant and a business journalist explain the move. Continue reading
South Carolina advanced its presidential primary in a move that threatened to shake up the entire primary calendar, while the Federal Reserve worked to respond to unsteady markets. Continue reading
The Federal Reserve said it would inject $38 billion into the banking system in response to the stock market’s volatility, and central banks globally may take similar action. A former Federal Reserve governor and a Bush administration economic adviser explain the move. Continue reading