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The Standard & Poor's 500 crossed into record territory Thursday, beating a previous all-time high set in pre-financial-crisis days.
The 1970 Western "Monte Walsh" comes to mind with President Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell, president and chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., to replace Kenneth L. Salazar as secretary of the interior. The difference between Ms. Jewell and the movie's titular character is that Walsh stands true to his background, while Mr. Obama's nominee seems content to run roughshod over hers.
The 1970 western “Monte Walsh” comes to mind with President Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell, president and chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), to replace Ken Salazar as secretary of the Interior. The difference between Ms. Jewell and the movie’s titular character is that Walsh stands true to his background, while Mr. Obama’s nominee seems content to run rough-shod over hers.
Vilified as a chief cause of the global financial crisis three years ago, America's banks appear to be quietly on the mend.
The YouTube video that spawned a wave of violent protests across the Islamic world might be more than a crude exercise in anti-Muslim propaganda. Walid Shoebat, a Middle East pundit and reformed terrorist, says there is reason to believe that the “Innocence of Muslims” video was a hoax designed to spark the huge outpouring of Muslim rage that it did.
The nation's second-largest grocery chain says it will adopt purchasing policies that favor more humane treatment of pigs.
Iran has halted oil shipments to Britain and France, the Oil Ministry said Sunday, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the European Union after the bloc imposed sanctions on Iran's crucial fuel exports.
The price of natural gas dropped back to near a 10-year low Wednesday after Exxon Mobil and other energy companies declined to cut production.
Apple briefly surpassed Exxon as the most valuable U.S. company after an excellent quarter, though the oil company has regained the lead at the market's close.
A unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has bid $3.25 billion for insurer Transatlantic Holdings.
Sheila C. Bair will step down as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. this summer, ending a five-year term in which she played a central role in fashioning the government's response to the 2008 global financial crisis.
For the first time in its 98-year history, the Federal Reserve on Thursday identified banks that borrowed from its oldest lending program, naming those that drew emergency loans during the financial crisis.
Why are many of the big Wall Street banks imposing a freeze on foreclosures when the average number of days to foreclose on a property, according to Lender Processing Services, is at an all-time high of 478 days?
Tales of rising foreclosure rates and financial ruin have been linked in the minds of many consumers with interest-only mortgage loans, a borrowing product that became popular in the Washington area just as home values skyrocketed and the buying frenzy for homes began.