Is the economy in a recession? Top economists weigh in

‘We should have an objective definition’ Officially, the NBER defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and lasts more than a few…

Fed Could Weigh Historic 100 Basis-Point Hike After Inflation Scorcher

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve officials may debate a historic one percentage-point rate hike later this month after another searing inflation report piled pressure on the central bank to act. Most…

Stocks rise as investors weigh jump in weekly jobless claims

U.S. stocks pushed higher at Thursday’s open as investors weighed minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting and fresh employment data out of Washington. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both…

What’s Hot in Restaurant Franchising Right Now? Two Industry Experts Weigh In

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The past two years have triggered some radical changes to how food and beverage franchises operate and have brought significant shifts in…

Housing market improves as rising mortgage rates weigh on sales

A home is offered for sale in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images One of the leanest housing markets in history might be putting on some fat. The supply…

Stocks Climb as Traders Weigh Fed Taper Outlook: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — World wide stocks rose for a seventh day and U.S. fairness-index futures rallied as investors wager slower using the services of in the world’s greatest financial system might…

Gaming Stocks Pare Losses as Traders Weigh China’s Online Curbs

(Bloomberg) — Gaming shares in China and Japan clawed back some of their losses as traders weighed the impact of Beijing’s shift to reduce again the volume of time youngsters…

Stocks fall from records as geopolitical, growth concerns weigh

Stocks fell on Monday, pulling back from record levels as geopolitical and growth concerns weighed on risk appetite.  The S&P 500 declined just after market open after logging yet another…

Chinese Stocks Rebound as Traders Weigh Beijing’s Latest Signals

(Bloomberg) — Chinese equities rebounded from an early Monday loss and sovereign bonds rallied, as investors weighed the odds for monetary plan easing in opposition to a regulatory crackdown that…

Saudi Arabian Hospitality Firms Weigh $2.4 Billion Merger

(Bloomberg) — Taiba Financial investment Co. and Dur Hospitality Co. are in talks to mix their companies, most likely forming a enterprise with a market place worth of about $2.4…