Federal budget headed for a $1.3 trillion deficit. And that's the good news.
Platinum still sells far below its historical price ratio to gold. Will that gap soon close?
McDonald's delivers fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts. European performance was key.
Investors, worried that China is in a bubble, are starting to feel more optimistic about Brazil and the U.S.
Intel beats Wall Street's earnings projections for the fourth quarter, and is just starting to ramp up some chip lines.
Even JPMorgan Chase, one of the best in the loan-and-deposit business, struggles with traditional banking.
The country's utilities ran out of coal to burn, and near-panic spot buying has sent the price of coal soaring.
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