US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in April-June quarter US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in April-June quarter

Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Fed official says September rate hike 'less compelling'Fed official says September rate hike 'less compelling'

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Hall of Mirrors: Jim Grant on the "Paper Moon", No Price Discovery Economy; Psychology of Bubbles

Reason TV had an excellent interview with Jim Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer on the recent stock market turmoil. Grant says The Fed Turned the Stock Market Into a 'Hall of Mirrors'.

Charles Payne Charles Payne: The Tide that Lifts All Ships

Markets around the world traded higher last night as investors celebrated the thrilling rally into the close of the US markets.

John Ransom John Ransom: Chinese Markets Bear Stamp: Made in USA

One of the things that we ought to have learned from the 2008 financial meltdown was that a growing diversion between financial markets and the economy cannot be sustained over long periods of time. And when I say long periods of time, I'm talking about periods of 10 years or more, not a two-minute Superbowl commercial.

Political  Calculations Political Calculations: Dividend Cuts: The Second Best Month of 2015

Believe it or not, August is shaping up to be the second best month for dividends in 2015.

Mark Skousen Mark Skousen: Which is Best for Income: Real Estate or Stocks?

Over the years, Ive met quite a few friends and relatives who need regular income but are afraid of the stock market, especially when it plunges from time to time (like it did on Monday, Aug. 24). They prefer to invest in income-producing real estate.

Bill Gunderson Bill Gunderson: TJX: Still Executing to the Max

Discount clothing and home goods retailer TJX Companies (TJX) reported strong results last week, convincingly beating analyst estimates and guiding up both earnings and sales for the full year.

Larry Kudlow Larry Kudlow: Donald Trump: A 21st Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover

Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover.

Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey: Dave Says: It's All About Behavior

Dear Dave, Why do you say that personal finance is 80 percent behavior? I thought money was more about math and keeping track of things.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Economic and Social Tipping Points: Have We Arrived?

Was the Surprise Devaluation and Currency War by China two weeks ago an economic tipping point?

John Ransom John Ransom: Built to Last Just High-Wire Act

As the market engages in its first correction since 2011, some market watchers are saying that at least the US economy is healthy.

Twitter's stock falls below IPO price on user growth worries
Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 277K
Another Chinese sell-off prompts jitters across markets
Watchdog: Few states actively fighting corporate corruption
Qantas records $409 million profit after $2.6 billion loss
Markets suffer further Chinese jitters despite Shanghai rise
Target boosts annual profit outlook as sales rise