Stocks drop, Dow below 18,000

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed down in low volume trade on Tuesday, pressured by weakness abroad and a sharp decline in the utilities sector. "I wouldn't read too more…

Greenspan: 'Still a very sluggish economy'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — Just when you thought the U.S. economy was roaring back to health, Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is here to tell you otherwise. “The United more…

New theory: Sony hack was disgruntled staff

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack were briefed Monday by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, more…

'Shadow banking' set for breakout year

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — As traditional banks face tighter restrictions and the demand for credit grows, a clear winner is beginning to emerge. Recovering from the black eye it received more…

Stocks narrowly mixed, S&P at record high

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed on Monday, amid fresh lows on oil prices and earlier pressure on European stocks from Greece's failure to elect a president. more…

Russians wipe feet on U.S. flag doormats

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — Russian business owners are using American flags as doormats as resentment over U.S. economic sanctions puts the squeeze on traders. Customers have been filmed wiping their more…