Jobless claims are up, but durable goods orders are, too

It’s not easy to figure out exactly which way this economy’s headed. That’s a theme we’ve returned to a couple of times recently on “Marketplace” when we’ve gotten apparently contradictory economic data points, like we did today. In the maybe-not-such-good-news column: First-time unemployment claims shot up to 240,000 — that’s 17,000 […]

An Investor’s Look at World Economic News

Motley Fool producer Ricky Mulvey recently caught up with Motley Fool senior analyst Bill Mann to look at international topics including: England’s pension and interest rate problems. The challenges of investing in China. A massive raw material exporter with a currency that outperformed the U.S. dollar. NOTE: This episode was […]