U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Friday as investors await Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later in the day.
CNN contributors Will Cain & Roland Martin debate the 'factually challenged' statements in Rep. Paul Ryan's RNC speech.
One and only one argument has the potential to deliver Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to the White House. The argument comes in two parts, the first of which is perfectly familiar.
Stocks were poised for a weak open Thursday as investors digest disappointing economic news out of the United States.
Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party took to the stage to show support for Mitt Romney.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday night tried to sell the American public on the virtues of having the GOP in charge of states.
U.S. stocks were set to open a little higher Wednesday as August winds down with many investors either on the sidelines or on vacation.
As Mitt Romney prepares to make the case for a first term, give a thought to what we can expect from a Barack Obama second term.
CNN's John King breaks down the numbers from the recent CNN/ORC International poll on the presidential race.
U.S. stocks were poised for a mixed open Tuesday, in what's expected to be yet another quiet day on Wall Street.
U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly higher open Monday, as investors wait for central banks to decide if the global economy is in need of further stimulus measures.
U.S. stocks were poised for a weak open Friday, as investors remain uncertain over whether the Federal Reserve will take steps to stimulate the economy amid rising concerns about global growth.
U.S. stocks are headed for a modestly lower open Thursday, following two manufacturing reports that showed further slowing in China and Europe.
U.S. stocks are set to open slightly lower Wednesday, after hitting four-year highs a day earlier.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Tuesday, as investors hope to hear some good news out of Greece this week.
U.S. stocks head for another quiet day Monday, possibly continuing a slow summer advance that has put stocks at their highest levels in more than four years.
U.S. stocks were poised for a mixed start Friday as investors close the books on a quiet trading week.
U.S. stocks are poised for a quiet session Thursday, as investors weigh economic data on the housing market and unemployment.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday, as investors reacted to disappointing economic reports.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Tuesday after several better-than-expected eurozone economic reports.
Our surroundings are changing rapidly. Against a backdrop of serious concerns about the Eurozone, projecting labor market activity can be particularly tough.
U.S. stocks were headed for a muted open Thursday as investors digested a handful of economic reports, including the latest data on unemployment claims. Chinese economic data was also in focus.
A shrewd Wall Street friend once advised me: "There's all the difference in the world between a great business and a great investment."
Ahead of Facebook's first earnings report, many are wondering whether the company can deliver on advertising revenue.
Since the recession, small businesses trying to get bank loans have faced tougher credit standards -- and little has changed.
U.S. stocks were headed for a slightly higher open Monday as investors continued to cheer an upbeat jobs report and welcomed lower borrowing costs in Spain and Italy.
A glass half-full or emptying fast? Depends on who you listened to Friday as President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney described the July jobs report at competing public appearances.
Stocks were headed for a higher open Friday as investors welcomed a stronger-than-expected July jobs report.
U.S. stock futures turned sharply lower shortly before the market open Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi failed to announce concrete plans to help solve Europe's debt crisis.
The head of Germany's Bundesbank has warned the European Central Bank against straying beyond its remit, as the bloc's central bankers gathered on Wednesday night to discuss a possible plan to re-start intervention in government bond markets.
U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Wednesday, as investors gear up for a spate of economic data ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary-policy decision.
It's expected to be another day of cautious trading for U.S. stocks, as investors await any possible stimulus announcements by U.S. and European central bankers later this week.
Investors were on edge Monday ahead of two big meetings by U.S. and European central banks.
U.S. stocks head for a higher open Friday as investors welcome a slightly better-than-expected reading on U.S. second-quarter GDP, and amid continued hope of help for Europe's troubled nations.
U.S. stocks futures moved sharply higher Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the central bank would do whatever it takes to preserve the euro.
Spain has come under heavy pressure in the bond market this week as investors grow increasingly convinced that the government will need a bailout.
When the U.S. economy collapsed, millions of us lost our homes, our jobs, our retirement savings and our faith in the American dream. What we gained was a very clear view of the vast -- and growing -- divide between the rich and the rest of us.
A new push to raise the federal minimum wage, but what difference, if any, would it make?
Taxmaggedon is coming. Unless President Obama and Congress act, Americans will be hit with what would be in total dollars the largest tax increase in history in little more than five months.
U.S. stocks were poised to open little changed Tuesday as a report showing an improvement in Chinese manufacturing offset ongoing worries about Europe.
Investors are bracing for an ugly start on Wall Street Monday, tracking a global-sell-off amid heightened fears that Spain will need a full-blown bailout.
We tend to think of the 2008 financial crisis as the atom bomb that smashed the American economy, and from which we have yet to recover.
U.S. stocks were set for a positive open Thursday as investors took in earnings from Morgan Stanley, Verizon and Nokia while jobless claims ticked back up.
U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open Wednesday as investors considered the latest corporate earnings and awaited a second day of Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
Reduction in the unemployment rate is "likely to be frustratingly slow," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday morning.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on what his state is doing to combat the deadly fires roaring through his state.
John Hickenlooper grabbed the attention of national Democrats in 2010 when he withstood a national Republican wave to win the governorship in Colorado, an emerging battleground state.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher Tuesday as investors considered more earnings reports and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before a Senate committee.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney resumed campaigning Monday, with both men focusing on the economy as key to their chances of winning the votes of Americans in November.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Friday in the wake of JPMorgan's second-quarter earnings and disclosure that it has lost $5.8 billion on a trading blunder so far this year.
President Obama stops in Iowa to defend his plan to keep Bush-era tax cuts for people making under $250,000 a year.
The White House is running out of time, and ideas, for turning the economy around before the fall elections.
The Bush-era tax cut extension is going to expire, causing renewed policy arguments between President Obama and the GOP.
President Barack Obama, fresh from his renewed pitch to cut taxes for the middle class, takes his message to Iowa Tuesday -- a trip shadowed by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as part of a GOP strategy of "bracketing" the president's public appearances in battleground states.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Tuesday after eurozone finance ministers agree to accelerate an initial bailout for ailing Spanish banks.
U.S. stocks were poised to open lower Monday as investors remained wary ahead of quarterly corporate results and another eurozone meeting.
Another month, another weak jobs report. And don't expect Congress to do much about it anytime soon.
President Barack Obama downplayed a weak jobs report Friday as he wrapped up a two-day bus tour to critical states in the November election, while Republicans pounced on the news to declare the president's policies have failed.
U.S. stock markets were poised to open lower as the government's monthly jobs report came in lower than expected.
The European Central Bank lowered interest rates Thursday to all-time lows but did not introduce any unconventional moves to stimulate economic activity.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Thursday, following stimulus and rate cuts by central banks in Europe and China.
U.S. stocks pointed to a flat open Tuesday, with traders not expecting much market movement in the shortened trading day.
U.S. stocks pointed to a flat open Monday, as investors waded through economic reports from Europe and China ahead of U.S. manufacturing data.
U.S. stocks were set to rally at the open Friday, after European leaders reached a deal on struggling eurozone banks.
President Obama talks about Mitt Romney's advisers trying to explain the difference between outsourcing and offshoring.
U.S. stocks were set to open little changed Wednesday, as investors around the globe awaited a key European summit.
U.S. stocks were headed for a lower open Monday as worries about Europe remained at the forefront ahead of a key meeting of continent leaders later in the week.
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday challenged Berlin's game plan for pulling the eurozone out of its crisis by advocating a series of short-term fixes that the German government has resisted.
The IMF managing director on whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gotten unfair push back because she is a woman.
Two years ago this week, the Obama administration hailed the advent of the "Summer of Economic Recovery." The president's stimulus bill had passed a Democratic-controlled Congress just over a year before, accompanied by rosy predictions on job creation from the administration.
U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open Thursday, following disappointment in the Federal Reserve's limited action and more signs of a global economic slowdown hitting both China and Europe.
U.S. stocks were headed for a modestly higher open Wednesday following news that Greece has formed a coalition government.
Global leaders promised Tuesday to support economic growth and create jobs as the financial turmoil in Europe continues to undermine confidence around the world.
In Mexico, President Barack Obama met with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
CNN's Al Goodman explains what Spain's credit rating downgrade means for the country's economic future.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday welcomed the results of the Greek election as he prepared to join other world leaders at a summit aimed at boosting a sluggish global economic recovery.
White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe weighs in on Obama's plan post 2012, should he win the election.
We all know this election is going to be about the economy. President Barack Obama knows it, Mitt Romney knows it and so do the media -- even though at times pundits pretend it's about much smaller and sillier topics.
Unemployment was on the minds of President Barack Obama and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Saturday, as they delivered weekly addresses calling for leadership and action to put people back to work.
U.S. stocks were poised to follow global markets higher as central banks in Europe signaled they would provide more cash to help banks deal with the ongoing sovereign debt crisis.
George Osborne on Thursday night announced plans for a £100bn support programme for the British economy, as he battened down the hatches for a worsening "eurozone debt storm".
President Obama and Mitt Romney lay out differing views of the economy as they court support among Ohio voters.
In dueling speeches that sought to frame the economic debate for their election showdown in November, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Thursday offered differing visions for how to restore strong growth while telling separate Ohio crowds that the other's policies have failed.
U.S. stocks were set to open little changed, as investors keep an eye on Europe and weigh several key U.S. economic reports.
With his frequent use of Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram, Barack Obama has often been called the most tech-savvy of U.S. presidents.
In spite of ever rising tuition and ballooning student loan debts, a large majority of students still desire to attend college. Traditional notions are deeply engrained in the public's mind. College is considered the path to a better, higher paying job, the best way to make connections and propel a career, and a status symbol, especially for those who go to elite universities.
The Federal Reserve's newly released Survey of Consumer Finances confirmed what most of us already knew: The middle class has taken a really big hit.
You could say there is only one swing state that really matters in 2012: Germany.
CNN's Dan Lothian looks at the economic headwinds facing the president as he seeks re-election.
U.S. stocks are likely to get a lift from news over the weekend of a $125 billion bailout for Spanish banks and stronger-than-expected Chinese trade.
Eurozone finance ministers will hold a conference call Saturday as concerns grow over the state of Spain's ailing banking sector.
President Barack Obama said Friday that partisan gridlock has helped hobble economic growth and has brought legislative business to a crawl, and he put the blame squarely on an uncooperative Congress.
U.S. stocks could struggle Friday on investor disappointment that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did not signal more stimulus is on the horizon.
A surprise rate cut by China's central bank and a successful bond auction by Spain cheered investors around the globe Thursday and had U.S. stocks poised to build on the previous day's rally.
U.S. stocks pointed to a higher open as investors await comments from the European Central Bank, and weigh a new proposal for European-wide bank rescues and bailouts.
You do not have to be an investor in the stock market or real estate or looking for a job to be alarmed when several highly regarded observers warn that the United States economy is about to be driven "off the cliff" by increasing debt, the expiration of tax cuts and the prospect of deep spending cuts.
U.S. investors braced Monday for a choppy start to the week as worries about a global growth slowdown and uncertainty surrounding Europe's debt crisis persisted.
Asian shares tumbled, as investors dumped risky assets, rattled by growing concerns about the global economic recovery and the eurozone's future.
President Barack Obama hit the road for campaigning and fundraisers Friday, arguably the worst day so far in his re-election bid due to a disappointing employment report that brought sharp Republican attacks led by certain GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is a smooth salesman. When he was a candidate in 2002, his pitch to the people of Massachusetts was that he could fix all that ailed us. As the Bay State's top salesman, he said, he would "bring great jobs here." He claimed he would at last be the governor to reform state government.