Stocks on path to 40,000

People walk by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on Dec. 29, 2023. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a key milestone on Thursday, the latest in a more than 100-year ascent that’s involved an everchanging group of stocks. The closely followed average on Thursday broke above … Read more

Fed can start cutting interest rates by end of 2024, IMF managing director says

The Federal Reserve should be able to start cutting interest rates by the end of 2024, according to Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. “We remain on our projection that we would see, by the end of the year, the Fed being in a position to take some action in a direction … Read more

Inflation has created a dark cloud over how everyday Americans view the economy

Grocery items are offered for sale at a supermarket on August 09, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images When Kyle Connolly looks back at 2023, she sees it as a year defined by changes and challenges. The newly single parent reentered the workforce, only to be laid off from her job at … Read more

‘It’s always in people’s minds’

Several Tesla electric vehicles are parked in front of a Tesla service center in the Kearny Mesa region, in San Diego, California, U.S., October 31, 2023.  Abhirup Roy | Reuters Marko Sustic has bet big on Tesla this year. The investor, who also happens to work in the European auto industry, bought Tesla shares nearly … Read more