Economy

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U.S. Families Walk Financial Tightrope, Study Says

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Over half of households would drain their savings if faced with unemployment even for a month, according to a report by Pew Charitable Trusts.

Leon Panetta Hopes For Clinton-Bush Race In 2016

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Panetta says both candidates would want to get things done.

‘Big Oil’ Cuts $20 Billion In Five Hours To Shield Dividends

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The first major oil companies to report earnings amid the worst oil crash since 2009 all pledged to protect shareholder payouts.

Rising Interest Rates Top Concern For Advisors, Says Survey

by FA Staff

Rising interest rates were the main concern of 22 percent of advisors in the fourth quarter, according to a Fidelity survey.

U.S. Homeownership Rate Falls To 20-year Low In 4th Quarter

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More Americans opted to rent rather than buy a house, government data shows.

Asia’s Rich Chase Dollar Rally As Volatility Haven

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Asia’s wealthiest families are snapping up dollars as a haven from the volatility, providing another source of demand.

European Bond Investors Flock To U.S. As Draghi Crushes Yields

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European debt investors are turning to U.S. corporate bonds as Mario Draghi’s quantitative easing program crushes borrowing costs in the euro-area.

Pending Sales of Existing Homes In U.S. Drop by Most In A Year

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Fewer available properties, higher prices and still-tight credit are hurdles for some customers as first-time buyers remain reluctant to enter the market.

Fed Seen Raising Rates Midyear Even With Low Inflation

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Federal Reserve officials will look past low inflation and stay focused on raising interest rates around mid-year, according to a narrow majority of economists who were surveyed.

Most People Cannot Weather A 'Rainy Day,' Survey Says

by FA Staff

Over two-thirds of respondents in a recent survey said they don’t have enough money saved for an emergency, and vacation planning trumped retirement planning for many.

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