Financial firms that play a dominant role in the energy futures market brought their case against broad limits on speculative trading Wednesday to federal regulators.
Venture capitalists increased investments in alternative energy by 73 percent over the past three months, according to a report issued Wednesday, an indication that the horrible market conditions from earlier this year may have abated.
The latest durable goods report is giving the stock market new reasons to worry about the economy.
A black president tabs a Latina for the Supreme Court. She had made a ruling against white firefighters. That ruling gets reversed by her prospective high-court colleagues.
Many companies stung by the recession are looking to cut costs by putting the expenses and liabilities associated with their pension plans under the microscope.
Stocks fell modestly in morning trading Tuesday as investors are showing a little more caution amid mixed earnings reports after the market's huge two-week rally.
Keeping track of the banks' job cuts is nearly impossible, partly because the federal law that governs layoff notices is full of loopholes and rarely enforced anyway.
Putnam Investments said Tuesday it is cutting fees for its fixed-income mutual funds by an average 13 percent, and by 10 percent for asset allocation funds holding a mix of stocks and bonds.