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  • Low interest rates have hurt retirees

    Low interest rates have hurt retirees
    A lifelong Democrat, I now find myself taking issue with the Obama administration in general and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in particular as it pertains to current Fed policy. What seemed to have been a good idea at the onset, to keep...
  • President Obama has steered the nation wisely through troubled times

    I was flabbergasted by Stanley Glinka's recent letter criticizing President Obama's performance in office ("Obama made U.S. weaker, more vulnerable," Oct. 31). He obviously lives in a different country than the rest of us. Let me point out that over...
  • First, we sacrifice the politicians…

    I wish to respond to Kenneth Weeden's letter to the editor ("Who bears the burden?" Oct. 31). During World War II, people understood the need for sacrifice because if they didn't, there was a good chance we would all be speaking German today. Today's...
  • Stocks slump after election

    Stocks slump after election
    U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election Tuesday night. Worries about the European economy also resurfaced, putting more pressure on global...
  • Take the money and run!

    Take the money and run!
    "Fortunately, there may be a middle-ground in which Democrats can raise revenues from higher earners and Republicans can avoid rate increases. There are some relatively simple tax changes that could be enacted for tax year 2013 to raise the same amount of...
  • Fed holds steady on bond buying, keeps key interest rate near zero

    Fed holds steady on bond buying, keeps key interest rate near zero
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to hold steady on short-term interest rates and the central bank's bond-buying program, but indicated that they expected economic growth to pick up. Following a two-day meeting, the Federal Open...
  • Fed and other central banks urged to weigh impact of cuts

    As the Federal Reserve weighs an imminent cut in its extraordinary economic stimulus, many outside the United States are pleading with the Fed: "Would you consider the impact on us too?" That essentially was the message Friday from the head of the...
  • Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says

    Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says
    WASHINGTON -- Private-sector hiring slowed last month as employers added 176,000 new jobs, but the gains were consistent with the labor market's steady though unspectacular growth over the last two years, payroll processing firm ADP said Thursday....
  • Economy adds 169,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate eases to 7.3%

    Economy adds 169,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate eases to 7.3%
    WASHINGTON -- The economy added 169,000 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked down to a near post-Great Recession low of 7.3%, its lowest level since the end of 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. The job growth in August was...
  • ECB President Mario Draghi 'very cautious' on Eurozone revival

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Even as European Union leaders at the G-20 summit here crowed about a reviving Eurozone, the head of the European Central Bank said he didn't share their optimism. In somber remarks, ECB President Mario Draghi said he...
  • The other fantasy football

    The other fantasy football
    Trash talking has begun and every girlfriend is preparing her "why don't you love me as much as you love Matthew Berry?" speech. God bless fantasy football season. I applaud all the ladies who play! But unfortunately, women account for only about 20...