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Courtney Raio
26 Jul, 2011 | 04:37 PM
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Markets were lower for the third straight day, as concerns about the debt crisis outweighed earnings and economic news today. The uncertainty had investors running to safety as gold traded higher and the Dollar fell against major currencies. ...
Ray Pellecchia
26 Jul, 2011 | 08:10 AM
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Courtney Raio
25 Jul, 2011 | 05:03 PM
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Parasnand Madho
25 Jul, 2011 | 08:17 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 86 points and S&P futures are trading down 9 points after budget and debt ceiling negotiations collapse between President Obama and Congress. A divided Congress is pursuing rival budget plans, which are unlikely to get broad support. Analysts still expect a last minute deal, however, although the U.S. is getting closer to loosing is triple-A rating as the talks get closer to the August 2 deadline. Moody's downgraded Greece's sovereign debt rating again to Ca, one notch above default. ...
Clarke Camper
22 Jul, 2011 | 05:12 AM
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Everyone knows the federal debt ceiling clock is ticking toward a deadline of August 2nd, but what would actually happen on August 3rdif the debt ceiling is not raised? The Bipartisan Policy Center (or BPC) – founded by former Senate heavyweights Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell – has produced an informative analysis. ...
Courtney Raio
20 Jul, 2011 | 04:47 PM
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Markets finished slightly lower today after yesterday’s 200 point rally, remaining tentative on a day without any real progress or news on the debt ceiling talks or any developments from Europe. Existing home sales fell 0.8% in June, to a rate of 4.77 million, better than the -3.8% in May, but below the +2.9% that economists were expecting.  The report published by the National Association of Realtors indicated that sales were weighed down by sales declines in the Northeast and West. ...