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  • India better prepared for eventual Fed rate hike, says RBI chief

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is better prepared to handle the impact of interest rate increases in the United States as foreign funds are less likely to desert the country due to signs of an upturn in economic growth, its central bank chief said in an...
  • Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois

    Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois
    Economists invoke "slack" when America's labor market fails to create enough jobs for those willing and able to take them. The result is an excess supply of labor. That "labor market slack"? That "excess supply of labor"? We're talking about real...
  • Consumer spending slips in July, boosting savings

    Consumer spending slips in July, boosting savings
    U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years, a sign that households remain cautious despite an acceleration in economic and jobs growth. The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer...
  • U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope

    U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six months, but confidence among households hit a seven-year high in August, suggesting the retrenchment would be temporary. Another report on Friday showed a sharp...
  • Unemployed take their case to Fed officials at Jackson Hole

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Reginald Rounds was among those present at the Federal Reserve's high-flying monetary conference here, enjoying the chance to button hole two top officials of the U.S. central bank. The St. Louis resident is neither an...
  • Pressure builds within Fed to signal new policy course

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Pressure is building within the Federal Reserve for officials to move as early as next month to more clearly acknowledge improvements in the U.S. economy and lay the groundwork for the central bank's first interest rate...
  • Fed in 'real debate' on rate hike in early to mid-2015: Lockhart

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is focused on an initial interest rate hike between the first quarter and the middle of next year, with possible changes in its main policy statement as soon as next month, Atlanta Fed President...
  • BoE can resolve financial stability coordination issues: Broadbent

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - There are potential "coordination issues" between the Bank of England's (BoE) new financial stability committee and other bank functions, a senior BoE official said on Saturday, adding that these issues can be resolved....
  • Fed is torn over the timing for boosting interest rates

    Fed is torn over the timing for boosting interest rates
    As top central bankers gather this weekend for their annual powwow in Jackson Hole, Wyo., their main focus this year will be on the labor market — a topic at the heart of the Federal Reserve's increasingly intense debate on when to start raising...
  • Four reasons to ignore market timing and focus on happiness

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - With global angst going up several degrees, there are myriad reasons to feel nervous about stocks. But that shouldn't compel you into timing the market - focus on your prosperity and happiness instead. As University of Michigan...
  • L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates

    L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates
    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to try to get out of borrowing deals with banks that advocates say are siphoning off money from the city. But at the council meeting, questions arose about how and where the city could use any...