Commentary: 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- New Year projections for 2014 convey, for the most part, pessimism. They seem like a rerun of 2009’s Annus horribilis.

Bond market shifting: Is this good or bad?

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- Rising interest rates on home loans could be a sign of a U.S. bond market bubble bursting, some analysts on Wall Street are saying.

U.S. bank takeovers boost global markets

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The announced U.S. takeover of two mortgage giants sent stock indexes in Asia and Europe higher Monday.

Economists' lump of coal: recession

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Economists predict a U.S. economic recession next year, despite decent consumer spending in the face of credit and housing woes, and high energy prices.

U.S. stem-cell center gets $10M gift

IRVINE, Calif., July 5 (UPI) -- A wealthy California bond trader and his wife reportedly are donating $10 million to the University of California-Irvine's Stem Cell Research Center.

Floridians fight over legalized dueling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 6 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is set to sign into law a measure that permits residents to "meet force with force" when under attack.

Google invades Amazon turf

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Google is invading Amazon.com turf with its latest Internet service, it was reported Thursday.

Bond chief says global outlook shaky

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- The global economy is volatile and unstable because of debt, the chief investment officer at bond-trading giant Pimco told the Financial Times Thursday.

Dow stalls, Nasdaq rallies

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- The Dow stalled for the day, ending down Thursday, while techs rallied on the Nasdaq, closing nearly 2 percent up.

Blue chips fall in moderate trading

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange were lower in moderate trading at midday Thursday, pressured by weakness in General Electric. Prices on the Nasdaq S