U.S. economy growing 'gradually': Fed
The U.S. economy grew "gradually" last month, as improving retail and other service-sector activity was weighed down by softening activity in manufacturing, according to a collection of anecdotes released by the Federal Reserve Wednesday. See full story.
Bernanke might not take the plunge
Fed Chief Ben Bernanke is likely to tell market that help is coming but he is not expected to offer many specifics See full story.
Brazil may cut key rate further
Brazil's central bank is expected to cut the country's key interest rate late Wednesday, and analysts say a still-fragile recovery may lead to yet more cuts. See full story.
QE3 and the looming currency war
If Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke opens the door to more quantitative easing, an unstable situation will become even more unstable. See full story.
5 money moves a euro realist is making now
Will the euro zone fix its myriad problems in the next several weeks? Hardly. But Kiron Sarkar says the euro zone faces red-letter days, and Europe's financial meisters won't be able to kick the debt can much further down the road. See full story.
All eyes have been diverted recently by the drama being played out by the Dow. Yet Mark Hulbert advises to also take a look at the Dow Jones Transportation Average, which is more than 5% off its early May highs. See full story.
After commencement, a growing number young people say they have no choice but to take low-skilled jobs, according to a survey released this week. See full story.