Suspension of the debt limit and a series of tough economic reports are setting the stage in DC for the midterm elections, POLITICO's Ben White says.
A new report commissioned by the IMF has refuted claims made by economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff that high government debt levels stifle economic growth.
Sure, she signaled that she would continue the Bernanke policy but make no mistake - she's not going to be just like Ben, says Bob Brusca. Here's why.
Three online exchanges for the bitcoin virtual currency have suspended conversions into state-backed currencies, saying they are under attack from hackers suspected of trying to create fraudulent transactions.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has unveiled the "next phase" of forward guidance - which initially tied the bank rate to the country's unemployment rates - after a sharp fall in jobless numbers took the central bank by surprise.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank's policy course, saying the central bank was trying to be as consistent as possible considering the difficulty of the task at hand.
Is the US economy losing its steam ?
Russian authorities have issued warnings against using Bitcoin, saying the virtual currency could be used for money laundering or financing terrorism.
The US economy added just 113,00 new jobs in January, according to figures released on Friday, fuelling fears that the recovery in the jobs market appeared to have stalled.
January's employment report was a "disappointment, but not a massive one," Goldman Sachs' chief economist told CNBC on Friday.
US economic growth missed expectations in the fourth quarter, reinforcing fears that the Federal Reserve was too hasty last month when it raised rates for the first time in almost a decade.
CONFIDENCE in the UK housing market remains strong, despite growing concerns over the wider economy, according to new research today.
The Bank of Japan blindsided global financial markets Friday by adopting negative interest rates for the first time ever, buckling under pressure to revive growth in the world's third-largest economy.