The Dow and S&P 500 move higher after 5 days of losses. Still, a strong open fades as worries about a government shutdown build. Bed Bath & Beyond jumps on strong earnings.
Feeling hoodwinked because you panicked and got a mortgage at 4.5%? Rates jumped this summer, but the mini-bubble wasn't sustainable and rates fell.
A Fed-fueled rebound in bond prices is setting the stage for the first sustained decline in rates since March.
Stocks sell off after the House votes to defund Obamacare, setting up a showdown between Senate Democrats and the Obama administration.
Stocks soar after the central bank says it wants more evidence of a strengthening economy before weaning markets slowly off massive injections of cash.
The central bank will announce its plans on bond buying on this afternoon. The question is how investors will react.
Interest rates on mortgages and cars have dropped to near historic lows. So why is your credit card still charging you 20% interest? Three reasons. Read on.
The central bank's decision on whether to trim its bond buying may dictate if the market has a good week. Oracle and FedEx earnings are on tap.
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