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On Wednesday, the US markets rose on the Federal Reserve projections indicating that growth in 2011 would be between 3.4 percent to 3.9 percent, in comparison to the previous projections set between 3 percent and 3.6 percent. As a result, the Dow closed on Wed...
United States (Feb 18th, 11)
In a case regarding the British drilling company Ensco, Judge Martin Feldman, a District Court judge from Louisiana, has issued a statement that in effect orders the Obama administration to expedite the permitting process for new deepwater oil wells in the Gul...
United States (Feb 18th, 11)
Initiated by Delta Air Lines on Monday, and followed by US Airways on Wednesday, major domestic air carriers are suspending their recent airfare increases targeted at high volume business flights. Since the actions of these two companies, American Airlines, Un...
United States (Feb 17th, 11)
The Wall Street Journal reports that the disparity in prices of goods and services could keep inflationary pressures down. Broadly, prices for goods and services were up 1.6 percent in the past month in comparison to the year before. However, a dichotomy has e...
United States (Feb 17th, 11)
Mizuho Securities Asia Ltd. and Deutsche Bank AG have reported that China may begin to relax deposit rates for banks this coming year. According to an article on Bloomberg, Chinese authorities may loosen their deposit rate ceiling for ‘well capitalized&r...
United States (Feb 16th, 11)
The bookstore chain Borders Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today and as a result will be permanently closing the doors on 200 stores across the nation. The company faced more than $1 billion in debt due to swift changes in the book market. Amazon has si...
United States (Feb 16th, 11)
Despite the presence of enduring concerns about the Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext merger being completed due to other potential bidders and other political concerns, the companies have announced today their tie-up plans for the merger, which are projec...
United States (Feb 15th, 11)
Tech stocks have recently taken a hit in the market place. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: NOK), Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC), and Alcatel-Lucent (ADR) (NYSE: ALU), and Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) were all down by a few percentage points today. Whil...
United States (Feb 15th, 11)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. posted troubling financial data for its final quarter, but JPMorgan contends this is not the sole reason why they have decided to downgrade the stock to neutral status. Wal-Mart lost 1.6 percent on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today br...
United States (Feb 14th, 11)
The buzz in the financial world lately has largely been centering on the anticipated merger between Deutsch Börse AG and the New York Stock Exchange’s Euronext, but according to reports today there might be another potential bidder in the market. CM...
United States (Feb 14th, 11)
On Monday, the Obama administration is expected to release its second major policy proposal with regard to cultivating economic recovery. This proposal will focus solely on budgetary details for fiscal year 2012. The plan is expected to detail a $1.1 trillion ...
United States (Feb 13th, 11)
Senator Charles Schumer, an influential member on the Senate Banking Committee, has reversed his position on the NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse AG merger on the issue of who should lead the company. As details came out about the merger last week, the sc...
United States (Feb 13th, 11)
Seahawk Drilling, a leading ‘jackup driller’ in the Gulf of Mexico for natural gas and oil, has filed for bankruptcy according to a Bloomberg article. The company will sell its assets to Hercules Offshore Inc., its long-time rival in the offshore d...
United States (Feb 12th, 11)
The Obama administration came out on Friday afternoon with its highly anticipated ‘white paper’ proposing solutions to revamping the nation’s broken mortgage system. The plan entitled “Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market&rd...
United States (Feb 12th, 11)
House Republican Leadership has called for extensive spending cuts nearing 25 percent on non-military sectors of the economy. The targets of large portions of these cuts are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and federally funded public broadcasting. Th...
United States (Feb 11th, 11)
After 18 days of intense protests from Egyptian citizens, President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down after holding office for over 30 years. The significance of this moment in international politics has been compared to the magnitude of the fall of the Berlin Wa...
United States (Feb 11th, 11)
Cisco Systems Inc. and Akamai Technologies have taken major downturns in the stock market today. This ends the eight-day rally the Dow Jones has had recently. Cisco, the leading networking equipment maker, posted 14 percent losses today. This was the largest d...
United States (Feb 10th, 11)
The merger between the NYSE and Deutsche Börse AG is causing major concern in the financial world. The New York Post broke the story claiming that the deal may end “Wall Street’s claim to being the financial center of the world.” The de...
United States (Feb 10th, 11)
According to Reuters, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke’s comment on the housing market was that the only time the U.S. Government should back home loans is as a last resort in a time of severe economic stress. By the end of the week, President...
United States (Feb 9th, 11)
The outlook for international food and grain supplies is looking more uncertain after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported projections that corn supply would decrease to lowest level in 15 years according to the Wall Street Journal. The...
United States (Feb 9th, 11)
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