Oil teases $80 on weak China, U.S. data
Crude contract falls a second day as traders react to weak Chinese manufacturing data and a U.S. report showing a still-lackluster job market that raise fears of a lessening of energy demand. See full story.
Gold futures add to losses after data, Fed
Losses for gold futures accelerate as the U.S. dollar strengthens after the Federal Reserve refrains from providing a big stimulus and on weak China manufacturing data. See full story.
Europe stocks rise as Spanish bond yields ease
Solid demand for Spanish debt in a closely watched debt auction eases pressure on the country's bond yields, while stocks move slightly higher after a small decline in U.S. jobless claims. See full story.
Asia stocks mostly lower after China data
Most Asian markets fall, with sentiment hit by further evidence of cooling in Chinese manufacturing activity, while the Federal Reserve disappoints investors hoping for new major stimulus measures.. See full story.
Why mortgage rates are so low
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.
After 15 years in New York City covering Wall Street, David Weidner is leaving. He leaves 15 observations on the industry he's hated to love and loved to hate. See full story.
When it comes to IRAs, timing is everything. Robert Powell looks at five rules that could derail your retirement-savings plans. See full story.