Stories by BERNARD CONDON

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An expert's case for US recession next year

NEW YORK - Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
By BERNARD CONDON

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Stocks fall across the globe

NEW YORK - Shaky economies and plunging currencies in the developing world fueled a global sell-off in stocks Monday as fearful investors pushed prices lower across Asia and Europe.
By BERNARD CONDON

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Twitter has power but lacks profits, investors concerned

As Wall Street analysts size up Twitter ahead of its first public stock sale this week, more than a few are expressing concern about the company's lack of profits.
By BERNARD CONDON

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Cash hoarding limits global economy

NEW YORK — Five years after the start of the global financial crisis, families around the world are still hunkered down, too spooked and distrustful to take chances with their money.
By BERNARD CONDON

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Households regain wealth, but not equally

America as a whole has regained all the household wealth it lost to the Great Recession and then some, thanks to higher stock and home prices. The average household still has a long way to go.
By BERNARD CONDON

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Even at high prices, stocks might be good buy

With the Dow Jones industrial average breaking through 15,000, it's natural to worry that stocks have gone up too far. But higher priced stocks aren't necessarily overpriced.
By BERNARD CONDON

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Stocks still might be good bet

The good news is that stocks still seem a good bet despite the run-up. The bad news: They're no bargain, at least by some measures, so don't get too excited.
By BERNARD CONDON

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Smart machines create hands-free workplaces

If automation can unseat bus drivers, urban deliverymen, long-haul truckers, even cabbies, is any job safe?
By BERNARD CONDON

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Can smart machines do your job?

Big Data and cloud computing empower smart machines to do human work, take human jobs.
By BERNARD CONDON

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

Midpay jobs aren't coming back from the Great Recession, partly because jobs in the middle are the most vulnerable to computer technology. That shortfall has helped prevent the total jobs lost ...
By BERNARD CONDON

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

US stock market reopens after two-day shutdown

NEW YORK - Traffic is snarled, streets flooded, subways idle and power out in many parts of Manhattan and beyond, but the New York Stock Exchange opened trading without a hitch Wednesday after a ...
By BERNARD CONDON

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Stock splits become rare

Companies worried that sticker shock would keep small investors from buying used to split their shares to lower the price. But now splits are scarce, and a triple-digit stock has cachet.
By BERNARD CONDON

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

The Fed steps in, and stocks soar: Dow climbs 206

The Dow Jones industrial average spiked more than 200 points and cleared 13,500 for the first time since the beginning of the Great Recession. The average is within 625 points of its all-time high.
By BERNARD CONDON

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Rally marks Wall Street milestone

On Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average hit its highest mark since December 2007, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index soared to its highest level since January 2008.
By BERNARD CONDON

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wall Street says stocks are bargains, others say risky bet

Wall Street analysts who give advice on which stocks to buy and sell say earnings at the biggest U.S. companies, which appear at a standstill today, will start growing again this summer, then leap ...
By BERNARD CONDON

Friday, May 25, 2012

CEOs make $9.6 million

NEW YORK — Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs. The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011.
By BERNARD CONDON

Sunday, April 29, 2012

'Sell in May' strategy inconsistent

NEW YORK - It's simple to understand, and has a nice ring to it. It's made some investors look like geniuses recently. Too bad "Sell in May and go away" doesn't work.
By BERNARD CONDON

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Market rally has pros and cons

Stocks are up, but they may have room to rally further, at least if you believe a popular gauge of their value. Companies are selling more bonds than ever, but not so much to send prices tumbling ...
By BERNARD CONDON

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Small-business hype overblown

NEW YORK - The work of several economists suggests that most small businesses are not particularly adept at creating jobs, at least not the best jobs. The work also suggests their role in ...
By BERNARD CONDON

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Stock market ends flat for '11

After big climbs and falls, stocks end the year where they started.
By BERNARD CONDON
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