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  • Should young retirement savers load up on stocks? Maybe not

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Millennials don't seem to buy the traditional wisdom when it comes to investing. They're the most risk-averse investors since the Great Depression, with the average portfolio 52 percent in cash, according to a recent report by UBS...
  • Mortgage rates rise

    Mortgage rates rise
    Average mortgage rates rose a bit this week, lender Freddie Mac said Thursday. The rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.4 percent this week, up from 4.32 percent last week. A year ago, the rate averaged 3.57 percent. A 15-year mortgage had...
  • Fourth-quarter economic growth revised up to still-tepid 2.6%

    Fourth-quarter economic growth revised up to still-tepid 2.6%
    WASHINGTON — The economy expanded at a slightly faster pace at the end of last year than previously estimated, but the rate remained tepid, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • Fed stress test upset weighs on sale of RBS unit in U.S.

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland's separation and flotation of its U.S. business Citizens could be delayed after it was one of three foreign banks which had their plans for dealing with a financial crisis rejected by the U.S. Federal Reserve....
  • Dollar up against yen on data, NZ dollar near 2-1/2 year high

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar edged higher against the euro and the yen on Thursday after upbeat U.S. economic data, while the New Zealand dollar hovered near a 2-1/2-year high after economic data and hints that the country's central bank could raise...
  • No single data point will determine rate rise: Fed's Pianalto

    (Reuters) - No single data point will determine when the Federal Reserve finally tightens its policy, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, reinforcing the notion stressed by Chair Janet Yellen that a "wide range" of factors would be considered....
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate at 4.4%, up from 4.32%

    Fixed mortgage rates rose early this week, with Freddie Mac’s survey showing lenders offering 30-year loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.4%, up from 4.32% in the previous week. The average rate for a 15-year fixed loan rose from 3.32%...
  • RBS to resubmit U.S. capital plans after Fed objections

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland said it would resubmit the capital plans for its U.S. business Citizens after it was one of three foreign banks who had plans rejected by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Fed blocked the capital plans of five...
  • U.S. jobs market dropouts increasingly likely to stay out

    U.S. jobs market dropouts increasingly likely to stay out
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A growing number of Americans quitting the labor force are likely gone for good, offering a cautionary note to the Federal Reserve as it tries to gauge how tight the jobs market is and how quickly to raise interest rates. For a...
  • BofA to pay $9.5 billion to settle Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac claims

    Putting to rest one of its biggest remaining headaches, Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $9.5 billion to settle claims by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The government-sponsored mortgage finance giants had demanded compensation from the Charlotte,...
  • Fed's Bullard sees potential risk of bubble as easy policy unwinds

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A bubble could form in the U.S. economy even as the Federal Reserve unwinds its accommodative policy, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, adding policymakers' ability to spot them had improved substantially. James Bullard,...