GDP growth slowing

Pimco's Bill Gross: The Days of 10% Returns Are Gone

Many investors have been wondering what combination of stocks and bonds will allow them to retire comfortably in this era of low interest rates. Bill Gross, who presides over the world's largest bond fund at Pimco investments, has some bad news for them: It isn't going to happen.

Japan Gets a Boost From Exports

Mired in deflation and stagnant for decades, Japan has been the economic basket case of the developed world, a cautionary example of malaise run amuck. But because it's export-oriented, the world's third-largest economy is getting an unexpected lift from roaring growth

Dr. Doom's Latest Prediction: Over 400 Banks Will Fail

Nouriel Roubini, the renowned NYU economics professor with the nickname "Dr. Doom," has offered up another dire prediction: Even if the U.S. and Europe manage to avoid a double-dip recession, it will still feel like a recession, and more than 400 U.S. banks will likely fail.

Despite Pressure, the Fed Is Low on Options

Home sales are way down, unemployment is still high, and investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve to take action. But while passions run high about what the Fed should do next, its ability to move the needle on GDP growth or unemployment may be more limited than most assume.

Two More Reports Confirm a Slowing U.S. Economy

The latest Leading Economic Indicators reading and regional Philly Fed Index provide further evidence of weaker economic growth. And that complicates policymakers' efforts to lower the nation's high unemployment rate.