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  • U.S. budget deficit lowest since 2008: Treasury

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit fell by nearly a third to $483 billion in fiscal 2014, the lowest level since 2008, as a quickening economic recovery boosted tax collections and spending grew only modestly, the Treasury Department said....
  • Prudential's Peters says firm has been purchasing high-yield junk bonds

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Greg Peters, the asset strategist who sounded an early alarm about the financial crisis and is now at Prudential Investment Management, said on Wednesday that the market downdraft and volatility may accelerate central bank...
  • Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops

    If there's an upside to a plunging stock market, it's that mortgage rates are falling too. Investors bailing out on stocks have piled into ultra-safe U.S. Treasury bonds, pushing down the government's long-term borrowing costs on Wednesday to the lowest...
  • Concerns mount Ebola will become a permanent scourge in West Africa

    GENEVA As the number of Ebola patients continues to climb in West Africa, concern is growing among medical and development experts that the scourge could become as serious as the one posed by HIV a decade ago and could be far more difficult to control....
  • U.S. stocks slammed by global fears

    First it was fresh concerns about the fragile Eurozone recovery. Then there was the sudden steep fall in oil prices. Now investors are worrying whether the American economy can pull up a slumping global economy. And overlaying all these — fears...
  • What's behind Wall Street's roller-coaster ride?

    WASHINGTON Financial volatility returned with a vengeance Wednesday as U.S. stock prices plunged precipitously before recovering somewhat in a late rally. Absent most of the year, market anxiety returned across the financial spectrum and virtually no...
  • Central bankers may have no quick fix as markets swoon, economy weakens

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global central bankers, eager to see the economy stand on its own feet, faced the rude reality this week of market turmoil threatening already faltering growth and prolonging world reliance on easy money. Stocks slumped again on...
  • U.S. stocks slide allows short sellers to smile again

    BOSTON (Reuters) - The stock market's long-suffering short sellers finally have something to smile about.     Investors who make a living betting that stock prices will fall are in a position to profit handsomely as the U.S. equity market sinks, with its...
  • BlackRock's Fink says sovereign wealth funds are staying in equities: CNBC

    (Reuters) - U.S. asset manager BlackRock Inc has not seen more than one sovereign wealth fund sell out of equities in last six weeks despite the global market volatility, Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink told CNBC Wednesday morning. Overall, Fink...
  • Romania's PM tipped to win presidency: poll

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's leftist Prime Minister Victor Ponta will win a Nov. 2-16 presidential election, an opinion poll shows, giving him the task of reviving an IMF deal which was put on hold because of disagreements over a tax cut. The next...
  • Women fall back in tech industry, and the reasons aren't entirely clear

    SEATTLE When Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said last week that women needn't ask for raises but should trust in the system to get the pay they deserved, a firestorm of reaction ignited around the issues of unequal pay for men and women and the...