Jerald Marshall was searching for jobs online when he came across an ad for a Google work-at-home business. The ad featured a "Chicago Tribune News" story about Mike Steadman, a college drop-out from North Carolina, who was earning buckets of money placing links on the Google Web site.
American households were $2 trillion richer on June 30 than they were three months earlier, the first time in two years that household net worth has increased, the Federal Reserve reported Thursday in its quarterly flow of funds report.
Citigroup Inc. could easily repay a $20 billion preferred investment by the government, but the bank must show it can raise new capital from private investors first, Chief Executive Vikram Pandit said Wednesday.
September 14, marks a year to the day since the U.S. financial system crashed, but today Wall Street is poised to stretch gains from last week as investors bet that the economic recovery is gaining strength and company outlooks are turning better by the day.