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  • Sales of new homes reach highest level in six years in August

    Sales of newly built homes in the U.S. surged in August to their highest level in six years, according to new figures out Wednesday. The Commerce Department estimated that new home sales climbed 18% from July, to an annual rate of 504,000. That's one-...
  • Monetary policy will not solve all U.S. job market ills: Evans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of the labor market will continue to be an issue for the U.S. economy, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Wednesday, cautioning that monetary policy cannot solve all the problems plaguing the jobs...
  • Council to vote on $15.37 minimum wage for workers at big hotels

    Council to vote on $15.37 minimum wage for workers at big hotels
    The drive to boost minimum wages in Los Angeles could reach a milestone this week as the City Council votes on a proposal to raise the hourly pay of thousands of workers at big hotels to at least $15.37. That would be more than $2 an hour higher than...
  • ECB's plans to revive bank lending leave economists unconvinced: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - Bank lending to private euro zone businesses needs to grow at a 3 percent annual rate on a sustained basis in order to stir inflation, according a Reuters poll of economists who say that is not likely to happen. In the latest monthly...
  • U.S.-based bond funds post first outflows in six weeks: ICI

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds pulled $755 million from bond funds in the week ended Sept. 17 on concerns that the Federal Reserve would take a more hawkish stance on raising interest rates, data from the Investment Company...
  • Yen up on PM comments; record-breaking dollar run stalls

    LONDON (Reuters) - The yen rose on Wednesday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced concern about the economic impact of its fall to a six-year low, adding to the sense of a halt this week in the dollar's record-breaking run since July. The U.S....
  • You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy

     You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy
    Ask just about anyone near retirement age if they think they will have plenty of money to last through retirement and you're likely to see their insecurity. A new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College shows they aren't being...
  • Sturdy U.S. factory, services data bolster growth picture

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing activity hovered at a near 4-1/2-year high in September and factory employment surged, supporting views of sturdy economic growth this quarter. The economic picture was further brightened by other data on Tuesday...
  • World must do more to battle Ebola in West Africa: Obama

    World must do more to battle Ebola in West Africa: Obama
    NEW YORK/FREETOWN (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called on more nations to help fight the world's worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying hundreds of thousands of lives were at stake. The warning came shortly after the World...
  • In some states, low poverty rate obscures deeper despair

    WASHINGTON The overall picture of poverty among states is a familiar one: Some states, such as Mississippi, have long claimed the highest poverty rates according to the federal income standard. Others, such as Hawaii, Maryland and Massachusetts, often are...
  • Local volunteer groups combine service with social to target millennials

    Local volunteer groups combine service with social to target millennials
    It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a Saturday in Druid Hill Park. Several dozen young people, many decked out in trim-fitting athletic gear, gather under a pavilion. A plastic storage bin is stocked with cans of Miller Lite and Bud Light. Two grills are...