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  • Specter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy. The soft global...
  • The Week Ahead: Fed's quantitative easing winds down as economy looks up

    A two-year financial experiment comes to an end in the new week. The Federal Reserve winds down its monthly asset purchases known as QE3 its third round of quantitative easing. Since September 2012, the central bank has committed billions of dollars...
  • Euro rises on bank stress tests report, short-covering

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro rose on Friday ahead of an official report on the health of the euro zone's main banks as investors continued a trend of covering their short-positions leading to buying of the currency against the U.S. dollar. Despite...
  • Jobless claims jump, but one-month average lowest since 2000

    Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market. About 283,000 people filed for...
  • Asia FX sentiment improves as Fed rate hike views ease, rupee bets near five-month high: poll

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sentiment toward emerging Asian currencies improved in the past two weeks with long positions in the Indian rupee near a five-month high, a Reuters poll showed, amid views that the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on interest...
  • Bond funds stock up on Treasuries in prep for market shock

    Bond funds stock up on Treasuries in prep for market shock
    U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S....
  • Long-term unemployment persists

    Long-term unemployment persists
    Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere. Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...
  • Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

    Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
    Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department...
  • U.S. inflation muted in September as energy costs drop

    U.S. inflation muted in September as energy costs drop
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer...
  • Global shares falter as Wall St tumbles; bond prices fall

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets fell on Wednesday, reversing earlier gains driven by solid corporate earnings and mild U.S. inflation data that may let the Federal Reserve keep interest rates lower for longer, as U.S. stocks retreated after...
  • Eurozone troubles weigh on investors

    Eurozone troubles weigh on investors
    Investors have been preoccupied with the fear of contagion. But it's not Ebola, which seems to be less alarming in the U.S. this week as no new patients have surfaced and as investors have been buying the airline and cruise line stocks they dumped at...