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Key U.S. Manufacturing Index Falls

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released figures on Monday showing manufacturing in and around the New York region fell in July, according to Bloomberg. The Empire State Manufacturing Index surveys companies across New York, as well as parts of Connecticut and New Jersey, and serves as an important indicator of U.S. manufacturing. July […]

Federal Government Invests in Clean Cars

Alternative powertrain vehicles still make up a relatively miniscule portion of the total auto market, but Reuters reports that they are seeing increasing interest and funding from the federal government. The Obama administration announced $175 million in grants for battery and clean fuel technologies, such as biofuels, compressed natural gas and simple fuel efficiency. "The […]

Shifting Focus Leading to Market Instability

The stock market has seen substantial volatility in the past few weeks, as traders responded to the uncertainty around the U.S. debt crisis. The Atlantic's Daniel Indiviglio suggests that much of the volatility and uncertainty in the market can be laid at the feet of traders, but not the ones most usually point to. In […]

U.S. Sees Decline in Productivity

The U.S. economy has taken a beating in recent weeks as fear boiled over about a potential default and the nation's credit rating was ultimately downgraded over the affair. Recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, highlight a more internal concern: slumping productivity. The U.S. continues to boast the preeminent global economy, […]

8 IPOs Canceled With Market in Flux

Initial public offerings are a difficult prospect under the best of the times, but companies looking to go public right now are hardly facing the best of times. The Associated Press reports that the substantial hit taken by the market in the past week has forced eight companies to cancel their IPOs. So far this […]

Groupon Drops Unorthodox Accounting Metric

Forbes reports that daily deals website Groupon has stripped a controversial income measure from its initial public offering reports. Known as adjusted consolidated segment operating income, the measure represents the company’s profits when excluding costs for certain kinds of advertisements and growth expenses. The number appeals to the company because so far Groupon has yet […]

Investors Urged Not to Panic Despite Drops in Stock Prices

The U.S. economy has experienced numerous troubles throughout the summer – the debt ceiling crisis, downgrading of the federal credit and falling stock prices. Despite this, various experts in economics are saying that investors should not believe the troubles will be a long-term trend, according to the Washington Post. The news source reports that panic […]

Rough Market Bad News for Tech IPOs

So far this year, the IPO market has been dominated by a new set of technology companies. That could change in the wake of the recent market volatility, according to USA Today. The recent downgrade of the U.S. debt rating threw global markets into a panic at the start of the week, continuing the long, […]

U.S. Stock Prices Continue to Fall

All of the groups in the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) 500 index were subject to drops of at least two percent on August 10. Several major U.S. stocks experienced drops of over nine percent, including Bank of America, Citigroup Inc. and Walt Disney Company, and the overall S&P 500 index dropped by a total of […]

S&P Drop Causes Panic Among Various Financial Advisers and Clients

Coming swiftly on the heels of the August 5 downgrade of the U.S. credit rating – from AAA to the less-than-perfect AA+ – by influential ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P), the firm’s S&P 500 futures index reported a drop of six percent on Monday, August 8. This has brought considerable additional consternation to some […]