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  • How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?

    How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?
    It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time. It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...
  • America squanders its human capital

     America squanders its human capital
    My family's newest member popped into the world with this year's crocuses, just in time for UNICEF's report card on child well-being. Unbeknownst to our bundle of joy, the country of his birth was down at the bottom of the list of 29 nations, with...
  • Fed holds steady on interest rates and stimulus, sees risks easing

    Fed holds steady on interest rates and stimulus, sees risks easing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday that they would continue the central bank’s controversial bond-buying stimulus program and leave short-term interest rates near zero to help boost the economic recovery, which they said was...
  • Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs

    Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama praised both Lawrence H. Summers and Janet L. Yellen as "highly qualified" to be the next Federal Reserve chief, but said he had a "range of outstanding candidates" and reiterated that he would not make a decision until the...
  • Five questions for Steve C. Huber

    Five questions for Steve C. Huber
    Investors for years have poured money into bonds despite the low yields, viewing them as low-risk and reliable. The trend has been so dominant that some experts have warned of a so-called "safety bubble." But after the Federal Reserve indicated that...
  • Obama suggests he won't renominate Ben Bernanke as Fed chair

    Obama suggests he won't renominate Ben Bernanke as Fed chair
    President Obama suggested he might not renominate Ben S. Bernanke for a third term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, saying the central bank chief has already stayed in the job longer than originally planned. In a PBS interview that aired late Monday,...
  • Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday

    Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- A difficult task awaits Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke when he faces the TV cameras Wednesday in his quarterly news conference. He has to try to reassure investors, analysts and politicians that the central bank has a plan for...
  • Era of falling interest rates appears to be over

    Era of falling interest rates appears to be over
    For all the mixed messages from the Fed and the uncertainty that has roiled financial markets recently, one thing looks very clear: The era of declining interest rates is over. After three decades in which borrowing costs for Americans have pretty...
  • Mortgages: 30-year fixed rate has jumped a point since early May

    Mortgages: 30-year fixed rate has jumped a point since early May
    Residential mortgage rates aren't just up from the bottom -- they have zoomed a full percentage point above recent record lows, reaching the mid-4% range. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate home loan hit 4.63% on Monday, according to HSH...
  • About Tom Shea

    About Tom Shea
    In 1979, Tom Shea founded Florida’s first outplacement firm, which became one of the original units of Right Management.  As CEO of Right’s Florida/Caribbean Region, he heads six offices statewide and in Puerto Rico.  Now in over 50 countries,...
  • Fed doesn't have 'unconditional optimism' on economy, official says

    Fed doesn't have 'unconditional optimism' on economy, official says
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve doesn't have "unconditional optimism" about the economic recovery and won't pull back on stimulus efforts if conditions don't warrant it, a top central bank policymaker said Friday. In prepared remarks to the Council on...