LONDON The dollar hit a 16-month low against the yen on Thursday and headed for its worst week since the Lehman crisis as investors scrambled for relative safety, buying up gold and top-rated bonds and dumping stocks.
A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). U.S. stock futures predicted big falls Thursday as Dow futures fell almost 300 points and oil prices tumbled below $28 a barrel.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen had a tall order going into her Capitol Hill testimony - give investors something to smile about.
A majority are in favor of equal pay for men and women, and they believe that it's the government's job to fix the pay gap.
It's scary out there. The rout in the stock market that began around Jan. 1 took a turn for the worse early this month. By Feb. 10 the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index was down 9 percent for the year.