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  • Robert B. Reich: The real job killers: lousy jobs, lousy wages

    House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is "bad policy" because it will cause job losses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a minimum wage increase would be a job killer. Republicans and the chamber also say unions are job killers,...
  • Factory growth, consumer spending counter downbeat reports

    WASHINGTON — Factory growth picked up last month and consumers spent more than analysts expected in January, countering some recent downbeat reports that indicated the economic recovery was weakening. Severe winter weather appeared to cut both...
  • Retail sales rise more than expected in February

    With the first hint of spring sunshine last month, shoppers began emerging from hibernation, fueling hopes that a particularly bitter winter was to blame for the sour economic signals of recent months. Retail sales rose 0.3% to $427.2 billion in...
  • Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later

    Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later
    In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.  The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...
  • Colombia economy grows 4.3 percent in 2013, beats expectations

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's economy grew 4.3 percent in 2013, one of the fastest rates in Latin America, beating market expectations on momentum driven by nearly a year of low interest rates. The economy began 2013 sluggishly but finished the year with...
  • After the Fed: What investors should do now

    (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) CHICAGO (Reuters) - For active income investors, the next year or so will be a trying time of tough love. While yields are rising, which depresses prices of most income-...
  • UK 30-year debt suffers biggest fall since November on Fed and pension hit

    LONDON (Reuters) - British 30-year government bonds suffered their sharpest fall since November on Thursday as the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates compounded damage from pension changes announced in Britain's annual budget on Wednesday. The...
  • Tom Reddin: Where are mortgage rates headed in 2014?

    Around this time last year, I forecast that mortgage rates would increase in 2013. Back then, rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage were hovering around 3.5 percent. I predicted that we would see a gradual rise in 2013 to 4 percent or so. Well, I called...
  • Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying

    Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying
    WASHINGTON — With the economy slowly improving, Federal Reserve officials are shifting their efforts from stimulating the recovery to restoring normal monetary policy — although new Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen tried to stress that day remains...
  • Editorial: Quinn's class war is a distraction

    Editorial: Quinn's class war is a distraction
    "This is a billionaire with nine homes, nine mansions ..." — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner at an appearance Wednesday morning All of us understand why Gov. Pat Quinn and his political brain trust want to change...
  • Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero

    Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to continue reducing their bond-buying stimulus program and said they no longer would consider raising its near-zero interest rate once the unemployment rate fell below 6.5%. The Federal Open...