A global consensus that the U.S. will not pull back on its aggressive monetary policies is pushing markets higher at home and abroad. The Federal Reserve ends its two-day meeting Wednesday and issues its last statement and updated economic forecasts of 2013.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | posted 13 minutes ago
Investors are waiting to see whether one of Ben Bernanke's final acts as chairman of the Federal Reserve will be to announce a pullback in the Fed's bond purchases. The purchases have been intended to keep long-term loan rates low to spur economic growth.
Joshua Freed, Associated Press | posted 24 minutes ago
Rate increases helped FedEx Corp. post net income that was 14 percent higher than a year earlier, when superstorm Sandy hurt business.
Associated Press | posted 47 minutes ago
Chancellor Angela Merkel is vowing to defend German jobs as the European Union's executive investigates whether German companies that use large amounts of electricity get unfair discounts.
Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 10:02pm
The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 2:22pm
Stocks are ending little changed as investors wait to see if the Federal Reserve will decide to start dialing back its stimulus or not.
David McHugh, Associated Press | posted 6 minutes ago
Germany is to nominate a top Bundesbank official to fill a vacant seat on the European Central Bank's executive board, an appointment that would make her the only woman at the top table.
Josh Boak, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 4:13am
Congress is on the verge of doing something it hasn't done during three years of partisan warfare: Passing a budget deal that won't likely hurt the economy.
David McHugh, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 3:58am
German business confidence has edged higher amid hopes of faster economic growth in the new year, a closely watched survey showed Wednesday.
Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 3:24am
Denmark's troubled turbine maker Vestas A/S says it has received a U.S. order for 175 wind turbines from Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 7:59pm
Japan's trade deficit ballooned 35 percent last month compared to a year ago, the biggest November deficit on record, as fuel imports soared following the 2011 nuclear catastrophe, the government said Wednesday.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 4:27pm
Stocks edged lower on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve started a two-day policy meeting that may herald the beginning of the end for its economic stimulus.
Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 3:46pm
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The Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 3:15pm
Gold and silver fell moderately Tuesday following a report that showed U.S. inflation remains tame.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 3:11pm
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