The housing outlook could be bleak in 2010 if housing sales and prices remain weak in March and April.
Big Blue has stopped reporting the number of workers it has in the U.S. as it increasingly becomes a global company.
Despite a growth in the number of employed, the jobless rate won't improve much in 2010.
The myth of the January effect -- that how goes January so goes the year -- has some foundation in fact. Here I take a look at more than 80 years of data.
In spite of all the hand wringing about how slowly jobs will recover, we are proceeding exactly as would be expected, based on historical precedent.
It's still too early to say from today's housing report whether the housing market has stabilized with another wave of foreclosures this year.
Buying silver has proved the best idea so far, while selling oil has been the worst.
The high number of such discouraged workers not being counted is making the reported unemployment rate much better than it actually is.
Here's how the winter contrarian portfolio has performed since its inception on Dec. 21. The top performer is the iShares MCSI Brazilian Index.
This trading portfolio follows specific strategies to limit losses, usually with trailing stop-loss orders.