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  • US pay and benefits rose at fastest pace in 6 years last year, though gains remain modest

    Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers. The Labor Department said Friday that the employment cost index, which measures pay and benefits, rose...
  • Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries

    Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries
    The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth "solid." But several new reports show most Americans are treading along a dangerous financial tightrope, where one slip could be devastating. Nearly half of U.S. households — 47 percent —...
  • Falling oil prices: How long will it last?

    Falling oil prices: How long will it last?
    Filling up at the gas station has been a much more pleasant experience for Americans since last fall. Regular gas is now less than $2 a gallon in many states, down from around $3.30 just a year ago. But how long will that last? It’s just one of...
  • Fed stresses it will be 'patient' in raising rates but notes steadily improving economy

    The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows. That was the dual message the central bank sent Wednesday in a statement it issued after its latest...
  • Mortgage rates rise slightly, but still near historic lows

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage edged up to 3.66...
  • Business News at a Glance

    c.2015 New York Times News Service Fed Won't Raise Rates Before June, at Earliest The Federal Reserve kept its options open Wednesday, signaling that it would not raise short-term interest rates any earlier than June, while leaving unresolved how much...
  • US stocks fade late as dip in oil drags down energy companies; Fed gives investors pause

    Investors struggled to figure out a barrage of signals from the Federal Reserve, oil markets and Corporate America Wednesday, and stocks fell sharply for second straight day. The Federal Reserve issued its first policy statement of the year, making clear...
  • OneWest Bank takeover spurs email fight

     OneWest Bank takeover spurs email fight
    The protesters outside OneWest Bank in Pasadena rankled Chief Executive Joseph Otting. Their signs — "Don't be a Grinch" and "Jail OneWest Bankers" — were part of a push to have regulators scrutinize the $3.4-billion purchase of the bank...
  • Stock market rises at midday after strong earnings from Apple; investors await Fed statement

    The U.S. stock market is rising slightly at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 55 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,442 as of 12:02 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard &...
  • Fed stays 'patient' on rate hike; notes ultra-low inflation

    Fed stays 'patient' on rate hike; notes ultra-low inflation
    The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be “patient” in raising rates from record lows but noted that inflation remains well below its target rate. In a statement after its latest policy meeting, the Fed made clear that no rate...
  • Fed holds the line, no hint on rate hikes

    WASHINGTON Seeing no signs of building inflation and making no mention Europe's widening financial woes, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its benchmark interest rate at near zero and gave no hint of an imminent change in policy. Mainstream...