From Reuters.com

China’s rise to superpower status

By Reuters Staff
November 3, 2009

The Day Ahead: Wednesday

November 3, 2009

It’s D-day at the Fed, as Chairman Ben Benrnake (pictured) and the Federal Open Market Committee unveil their latest policy decision. Virtually no-one is expecting a rate move, but, rather, the focus will be on language and how the Fed weighs recent upbeat economic data against fears that a burgeoning recovery is on shaky ground.

The day ahead: Tuesday

November 2, 2009

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to keep its benchmark interest rate where it has been since December — near zero — when it concludes a policy meeting this week.

The day ahead: Friday

October 29, 2009

A report on personal income in September is expected to show households remain under pressure and the Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for October is seen falling.

Graphic: Insider trading timeline

October 29, 2009

It started out with two law school friends turning a modest profit on confidential merger news. But after 14 years of cashing in on blockbuster deals, the scheme came crashing down in a case that unfolds like a paperback detective novel.  Read the whole story here.

The day ahead: Thursday

October 28, 2009

Gross domestic product data for the third quarter should show that the U.S. economy resumed growing after a year of decline as consumers spent more and investment in home-building bounced back.

Chipping away at the Berlin Wall

By Reuters Staff
October 28, 2009

By Neil Brennan

I was an exchange student studying in Strasbourg when the news first broke. My immediate reaction was the same as everyone else – incredulous. How could it be? As a student of Soviet Political Systems, I knew things were moving quickly – but in our minds, the Wall represented all that divided East from West. It was impenetrable – wasn’t it?