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  • Bond funds stock up on Treasuries in prep for market shock

    BOSTON (Reuters) - 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...
  • Dollar holds steady, supported by Treasury yields, sagging euro

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar steadied on Thursday, hovering near a one-week high versus the euro, supported by a slight rise in Treasury yields following news of an uptick in U.S. inflation. Concerns over the health of the European banking sector also...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Fed awards record amount of term deposits

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve awarded a record amount of seven-day term deposits to banks at a test auction held on Monday, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The U.S. central bank allotted $171.86 billion of them to 66 banks which will...
  • U.S. existing home sales at one-year high, prices up

    U.S. existing home sales at one-year high, prices up
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales raced to a one-year high in September, the latest indication the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track. A separate report on Tuesday showed service sector activity in the nation's mid-Atlantic...
  • Fed spotted JPMorgan 'Whale' risks years before scandal: inspector

    Fed spotted JPMorgan 'Whale' risks years before scandal: inspector
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's New York branch knew about risks JPMorgan Chase & Co was taking with its massive "London Whale" derivatives bets four years before they imploded, but it failed to act properly to head them off, the U....
  • Dollar steady as currency majors brace for China data

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar started on a steady footing on Tuesday, as foreign exchange markets braced for a batch of Chinese economic indicators amid lingering investor worries over signs of a slowdown in Asia's economic powerhouse and global...