They're confusing, pretentious and often meaningless
An uneven recovery began to strengthen. The US, despite having to cope with feuding over its budget, seems to have sped up
These inactive folks stand ready to return to the labour force if jobs become available
Investors take the Fed's announcement as a sign that the US economy is strong enough to support further stock market gains
The online currency Bitcoin plummeted more than 20 per cent today after Chinese regulators banned financial institutions from using it.
The price at which a single unit of the digital currency trades has risen dramatically in recent months
Those allegedly targeted on the site include Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, President Obama and NSA director Keith Alexander
Letter from US Federal Reserve chairman highlights the "long-term promise" of virtual currencies
Investors piled into shares, bonds and the pound today after the US Federal Reserve's shock decision not to slow the pace of its money-printing programme.
But picture remains mixed, with good German results contrasting with gloom in France
Economic View: What happens to US rates affects the rest of the world but so too does what happens to the US economy
Poll gives US President lowest approval rating in nearly two years
Mark Carney begins work at the Bank of England tomorrow. There is a great temptation, as you can see from the stuff that is being written about the appointment, to see this as leading to a significant shift in policy – something that will enable the UK economy to reach “escape velocity”. The fact that the Bank has been given additional responsibilities for regulating the banking system, making the job on paper at least more powerful, increases the temptation.
Ecnomic View: Understandably there has been criticism of the timing and phraseology of the Bernanke speech
Global sell-off on Fed move wipes out the last of the gains made by London's benchmark FTSE 100 this year
World stock markets fell sharply today after the US Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its huge economic stimulus programme later this year and a survey showed a slowdown in manufacturing in China.