Stocks closed higher Thursday after minutes from the Fed's September meeting shed light on its decision to keep interest rates near zero.
Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across much of the nation.
Stocks rose Monday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks and investors bet the Federal Reserve would delay raising interest rates until 2016.
Stock indexes jumped more than 1 percent Friday after worries about the economy gave way to a robust rally in beaten-down energy and materials stocks.
Now that the dust has settled, let's take a look at what the still ultra low interest rate environment could mean for stock investors.
Farm implement-maker Caterpillar said it could cut up to 10,000 jobs through 2018 as part of a restructuring plan to save up to $1.5 billion annually.
U.S. stocks ended down slightly Wednesday, led by losses in materials and energy shares as weak Chinese and U.S. factory data added to growth worries.
It's a popular myth that airfares have plummeted in the wake of dropping oil prices, but that doesn't mean there aren't still bargains to find.
Stocks fell Friday as the Fed's decision to keep interest rates near zero stoked concern about the impact of weak global growth on U.S. corporate earnings.
Energy stocks pushed Wall Street higher Wednesday, but volume was light ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later this week.
Stocks rose Friday and the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly gain since July, but energy shares dropped on a forecast of lower oil prices through next year.
U.S. stocks ended the day down more than 1 percent Wednesday in another volatile session, led by a drop in Apple shares and a decline in energy shares.
Stocks plunged again Tuesday, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that its economy is slowing more than previously anticipated.
Factory activity hit a more than two-year low in August as manufacturers struggled with a strong dollar, weak global demand and cuts in the energy sector.
Wall Street ended lower Monday after a senior Federal Reserve official added to fears among investors of a U.S. interest rate hike in September.
Hawaii has a lofty goal - one that could keep $5.1 billion in the Hawaiian economy instead of it being spent on foreign oil.
The S&P 500 suffered its biggest daily percentage drop in nearly four years on Friday as fears of a China-led global slowdown continued to rattle investors.
U.S. crude oil prices dove below $40 a barrel for the first time since the 2009 financial crisis, notching their longest weekly losing streak in 29 years.
The S&P 500 closed in negative territory for the year Thursday on concern a deceleration in the Chinese economy would translate into slower global growth.
U.S. stocks fell in choppy trading Wednesday as minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting highlighted concern over the state of the global economy.
U.S. stocks ended higher Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data and as eurozone finance ministers agreed to launch a third bailout program for Greece.
Producer prices rose for a third straight month in July, but inflation pressures remain benign against the backdrop of lower oil prices and a strong dollar.
U.S. stocks ended near flat Thursday as a drop in energy shares offset a rebound in retail sales and stronger-than-expected results from Cisco.
Stocks rebounded in afternoon trading Wednesday to end little changed as energy shares and Apple rebounded, offsetting concern about a slowdown in China.
Stocks fell Tuesday on a surprise devaluation of China's yuan currency hit commodity and other shares, adding to worries about the global economic outlook.
Stocks rose sharply Monday, bouncing back sharply from last week's losses, boosted by gains in energy and materials shares and optimism over new deals.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is buying Precision Castparts for about $32.36 billion, ending a weekend of speculation that a deal was in the works.