February 2010 Headlines
The economy rocketed ahead at a 5.9 percent pace in the final quarter of 2009, stronger than initially estimated but it isn't expected to carry over into this year.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says that with the weak state of the economy, interest rates will remain low for months to come.
Sales of new homes plunged to a record low in January, underscoring the formidable challenges facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the worst slump in decades.
Oil prices remained below $79 a barrel Wednesday, while a report showed U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly fell last week - a tentative sign that demand may be improving.
One woman has been frugal all her life and through her blog, "The Frugal Girl," she teaches others how to live on less.
Rising job worries sent a key barometer of confidence to its lowest point in 10 months, raising concerns about the economic recovery.
Wall Street bonuses were up 17 percent to over $20 billion in 2009, the year taxpayers bailed out the financial sector after its meltdown.
With proposed increases in deficit spending, many analysts are warning that the President's new budget plan will further burden American families.
Oil crossed the $80 barrier per barrel on Monday, continuing a rally that began early this month.
Sweeping credit card reform goes into effect Monday, which prevents credit card companies from imposing sudden rate hikes and excessive fees.
In these tough times, many homeowners find themselves owing more on their houses than they are worth. Now many are considering walking away from their mortgages.
New credit card rules set to take effect this month are designed to give responsible consumers a break. But some question if they'll do more harm than good.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 22 percent increase in its fourth-quarter profit as the world's largest retailer cut costs and slimmed down its inventories.
The rapidly increasing U.S. government debt is clearly a concern for foreign investors.
The price of gold was on the rise again Tuesday and it continues its recent move higher.
The debt of the U.S. threatens to overwhelm the federal budget -- even if the U.S. adds no new additional spending program.
A top European banking analyst in France says the collapse of the Euro is "inevitable."
Retail sales posted a better-than-expected increase in January, a welcome development that could mean stronger economic growth in coming months.
Less than a month ago, President Obama called bank executives' pay, "obscene". But now he's saying he doesn't, "Begrudge people success or wealth."
A surge in cash-strapped homeowners who've fallen behind on mortgages could be on the way.
Retail sales rose for the third month in a row in January, compared with a year earlier, according to a report by MasterCard Advisor's SpendingPulse.
Stocks have hit their lowest levels since last November and other markets around the world have fallen too.
Wall Street is jittery over a new jobs report by the Labor Department that showed unemployment fell 9.7 percent in January.
With experts predicting housing prices to continue to fall, how should homeowners respond?
According to a Federal Reserve survey, banks have stopped erecting new hurdles for consumers and businesses to borrow money.