| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
The New Year is always a time for Americans to vow to eat less and save more. After all, who doesn't want to be thinner and richer next year?
But a tradition of this column is to offer New Year's resolutions for...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Some 1.3 million Americans, including about 222,000 Californians, lost jobless benefits Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expired.
Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits went away.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus.
Instead, we're on track for a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON — The nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chair gives critics of the central bank something they rarely have: leverage to force some changes.
As the Senate Banking Committee prepares for a confirmation hearing...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers, expecting to pull back on their bond-buying stimulus "in coming months," are considering keeping short-term interest rates quite low for quite a while, among other options to try to support what they see as...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In Washington, D.C., politics never takes a day off. But even in this city of nonstop campaigning, nobody's ever seen anything like this: a full-scale political campaign over who should replace Ben Bernanke as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve....
| Aug 25, 2013
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke plans to step down when his term expires at the end of January — if not sooner — and President Barack Obama is expected to nominate a successor this fall.
Right now, the front-runners appear to be former...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:43 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:11 PM
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...