Latest Economic history Stories

2010-01-12 06:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its board of directors elected Paget L.

2009-09-29 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The most recent Executive Quiz results released today by The Korn/Ferry Institute reveal a significant improvement in the overall attitude of global executives about the direction of the economy, but lingering anxiety about labor markets.

2009-09-28 23:01:00

The best known U.S. market index, Dow Jones industrial average, has a chance to reclaim numerical glory this week, at least symbolically. The Dow took a run at 10,000 points last week but sputtered, slipped -- and basically choked -- 100 points shy of the mark.

2009-09-24 09:11:03

U.S. markets wavered Thursday morning after a downturn in the previous trading session prompted by the Federal Reserve Bank. The Fed's announcement Wednesday that it would maintain key lending rates at zero to 0.25 percent triggered a late afternoon drop in U.S.

2009-09-18 15:40:18


2009-09-18 07:12:08

Financial regulators in Washington appear close to a pay policy that could put them deep into banks' boardrooms, and have also proposed a ban on flash trading. Using logic that extends the idea that its role is to keep financial firms from stumbling, the U.S.

2009-09-16 07:18:54

Global markets were given mixed messages Wednesday, but headed up, cheered by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman's assessment of the recession winding down. Technically, a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth, but one quarter of positive growth is enough to call a halt to one.

2009-09-14 07:29:43

A historic year on Wall Street has a likely capstone event with Monday's presidential address from the Federal Hall in New York. U.S.

Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".