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Stories with subject: Financial crisis
  • Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 6:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Greece urges no delay to debt relief talks with creditors story has photos
    Updated: Nov-30-15 10:18 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece hopes its creditors will start talks on debt relief measures quickly to dispel financial uncertainty and help the battered economy, the country's finance minister said Monday.

  • Economic downturn hits Wyoming counties 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 2:40 pm

    CASPER, Wyoming - Many county commissions throughout the state have frozen hiring, banned travel, scaled back construction projects and are considering dipping into savings in the face of lower revenues.

  • Tunisia, targeted anew, faces intelligence challenge 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:47 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - An attack by Islamic State militants on Tunisia's presidential guard has left this North African country, its economy and its democracy even more vulnerable just days before four Tunisians head to collect the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Economy, oil slowdown might dampen Dakotas holiday sales 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:39 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Holiday shoppers in the Dakotas this season are expected to spend more than they did last year, though a slumping oil economy in North Dakota has retailers there nervous.

  • Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 11:43 am

    LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.

  • Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.

  • Fed Chair Yellen defends Fed's low-rate policies 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says while many savers have been frustrated by years of low interest rates, the rock-bottom rates were needed to boost the economy after the Great Recession.

  • Carl Icahn says AIG CEO unwilling to break up company 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Activist investor Carl Icahn is putting more pressure on American International Group Inc. to break itself into three separate companies.

  • New Hampshire police training council in 'financial crisis' 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:27 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Police officials say the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council, responsible for training every law enforcement officer in the state, is in "financial crisis."

  • After victory, Edwards starts piecing together transition story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-22-15 6:26 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor's race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he'll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis.

  • Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 2:27 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.

  • East St. Louis leaders have few options in financial crisis 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 2:09 pm

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - Officials grappling with East St. Louis' financial troubles say they're trying to arrange loans, get the state to pay up and find other sources of cash just to make it into the new year without layoffs and delayed paychecks.

  • House approves GOP-led bill to boost Fed oversight 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House approved a bill Thursday that supporters said would make the Federal Reserve more transparent and accountable, defying a veto threat.

  • Independent analyst forecasts rosy finances for California 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 8:38 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California could end fiscal 2016 with nearly $12 billion in its rainy day fund if the state's economic recovery continues and lawmakers don't commit to major spending increases, California's independent legislative analyst said Wednesday.

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:26 pm

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:

  • Portugal's radicals move to heart of power after debt crisis 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 5:49 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Die-hard communists are poised to walk the corridors of power in Portugal, and a new generation of leftist radicals is right beside them.

  • Panel: Indiana's economy to grow at slightly faster rate 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 12:28 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's economy will grow at a slightly faster rate next year and into 2017 even as the state faces challenges from weakening international markets, Indiana University economists said Thursday in their annual forecast.

  • Utah gubernatorial candidate's company stockpiled gold 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 12:16 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson says his company stockpiled gold, silver and food in preparation for a financial crisis.

  • Survey gives yet another sign of Midwest economic slowdown 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 10:39 am

    OMAHA, Nebraska - Figures plunged in an October survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states, the third straight month of declines that suggest a regional economic slowdown, according to a report released Monday.

  • High court won't hear appeal on mortgage ratings 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 9:55 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from shareholders who claim the Standard & Poor's ratings firm made false statements about its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis.