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  • Sluggish labor market could muddy Fed debate

    WASHINGTON — It was two steps forward, one step back last month for the sluggish labor market. A modest net gain of 169,000 jobs in August combined with a large downward revision for the previous two months to raise new doubts about whether the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Who should be the next Federal Reserve chair?

    Who should be the next Federal Reserve chair?
    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...
  • Fed's Lockhart says he would back easing stimulus in September

    Fed's Lockhart says he would back easing stimulus in September
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official said Friday that he would support a reduction in the central bank's stimulus efforts in September if economic data continue to show the recovery proceeding at a moderate pace. Dennis Lockhart, president of...
  • Pimco's El-Erian sees no Fed interest rate rise until at least 2016

    Pimco's El-Erian sees no Fed interest rate rise until at least 2016
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve could start reducing its bond-buying program next month, but won't raise its near-zero short-term interest rate until at least 2016 -- a year later than current central bank projections suggest, Pimco Chief Executive...
  • Senator says he wouldn't trust Fed candidate Summers to cut his lawn

    Senator says he wouldn't trust Fed candidate Summers to cut his lawn
    WASHINGTON -- Forget about cutting interest rates. A Republican senator said he wouldn't even let Lawrence H. Summers, a leading contender to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, cut his lawn. “I wouldn’t want Larry Summers to...
  • Weaker currencies may hurt Miami -- a bit

    Judging from the Miami Herald's latest headlines, home prices in Miami keep soaring and tourists from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela keep flooding this city thanks to their countries' strong currencies. The big question is how much longer the fiesta will...