November 2009 Headlines
Mortgage companies are being pressured by the government to help homeowners facing foreclosure.
Cyber criminals are on the move as more and more people look online for holiday shopping deals. With a few tips, however, you can avoid being scammed.
Retailers are hopeful for what appears to be an encouraging start to season. The question is, are recession-weary Americans in the shopping spirit?
Holiday shopping held steady through the weekend after retailers saw a huge crowd of bargain shoppers buying discounted flat-panel TVs and fleece jackets on Black Friday.
The chairman of the Federal Reserve is concerned that congressional efforts at financial reform could weaken the central bank's ability to handle future crises.
Shoppers who endured long lines and sometimes-frigid temperatures spent only slightly more during their Black Friday shopping sprees than they did last year.
Dubai's debt crisis rattled world financial markets raising concerns that some banks could further tighten lending and hamper the global economic recovery.
Asian stock markets tumbled Friday as the dollar continued its slide against the Japanese yen.
For many the holidays can be the most stressful time of the year - especially if they're out of work. But one financial expert has a solution.
The day after Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday shopping season and economists will be looking closely at sales numbers for signs of economic recovery.
Thanksgiving travel dropped by 25 percent between 2007 and 2008 and the American Automobile Association says those habits will probably stick around this year.
The precious metal hit a new high of more than $1,180 an ounce in Europe on Wednesday.
The economy is not growing as fast as the government first thought and the recovery still faces significant obstacles.
With more Americans in debt this holiday season, it's likely they'll behave like Scrooge rather than Santa.
Those looking for a substantial return on their money, should probably avoid purchasing U.S. Treasury bills any time soon.
Another day brings still another record in the roaring bull market in gold.
Gold has been steadily rising against the dollar, which continues to lose value on the international market.
The number of U.S. households that are falling behind on their mortgages has hit a new high.
American charities have weathered a significant drop in giving this year, and while they're hoping for a holiday miracle, a recent survey shows they will probably see a decrease in year-end generosity.
Officials handling the multibillion dollar bailout of American International Group Inc. may have overpaid other banks to wind down AIG's business.
GM said its improved performance was fueled by new products including the Chevrolet Camaro muscle car, and the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain midsize crossover vehicles.
The yellow metal hit yet another record high Monday trading at $1,130 an ounce.
A new report by RealtyTrac reveals that fewer Americans are losing their homes.
The price of the yellow metal hit another record Wednesday at $1,119 an ounce.
Unemployment likely will remain high for the next several years because the economic recovery won't be strong enough to spur hiring, the Fed warned.
Gold hit yet another record high Monday, reaching $1,108.80 an ounce as the U.S. dollar continued its downward spiral.
The news comes after the government announced on Friday that the rate now stands at 10.2 percent.
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae has launched a new program that will allow struggling homeowners to stay in their homes.
Government officials put trillions of taxpayer dollars on the line to guarantee risky bank assets.
The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level in 10 months.
Consumers, enticed by cooler weather, early holiday discounts and an improving economy, offered some relief to the retail industry in October.
Congress is one vote away from sending the president legislation that continues aid to more than a million jobless people and extends tax breaks to hundreds of thousands of prospective homebuyers and struggling businesses.
Gold prices have rallied to another new high on the back of a weaker dollar.
Faced with lurking dangers to the budding recovery, Federal Reserve policymakers are sure to leave a key interest rate at a record low to entice Americans to spend more and help the economic turnaround gain traction.
Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway says it has agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe in a deal valuing the railroad at $34 billion.
Ford says it now expects to be "solidly profitable" in 2011. Previously the automaker said it would be break-even or better.
CIT Group Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday in New York.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner acknowledges the federal budget deficit is too high, but that the priorities now are economic growth and job creation.