GE sharpens energy focus, forms new units
Conglomerate eyes growth in oil service sector, as Baker Hughes signals health See full story.
Weakness of big U.S. stocks raises recession flag
As the saying goes, "If Mama's not happy, nobody's happy." On Wall Street, the mamas of the market are clearly unhappy, and that will likely make stock investing even more difficult in the second half of the year. See full story.
Food and water investments to weather drought
Record heat, dry skies, and acres of drought-stricken corn are stressing farmers and cereal makers, but commodities and natural resource investors are cool and composed. See full story.
Copper fares better than gold and silver
Copper prices have fared better than gold and silver year-to-date -- that's a testament to their resilience in the face of mostly downbeat data on the global economy. See full story.
Gold ends higher, but posts weekly decline
Gold futures swerve between small gains and losses on Friday, on path to a weekly decline of nearly 1% and reacting to stronger dollar and weaker demand. See full story.
I'm leaving MarketWatch after the markets close tomorrow, ending 13 years of round-the-clock news excitement, Internet mania, 4:45 a.m. wake-up calls, and constantly impending financial disaster. See full story.
It's a situation that seems to defy supply-and-demand logic: If there's more demand in the housing market, wouldn't the cost of borrowing funds to buy a home be significantly on the rise? See full story.