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  • Asian stock markets mostly higher in quiet trading day

    Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index surged 1.9 percent to 4,747.37 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was up 0.7 percent at 20,407.02....
  • US stocks fall slightly on lower oil, mixed earnings news

    The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note. Major indexes fell from the start on Friday as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of the rest of the day drifting between losses and...
  • Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate. She described the U.S. economy as...
  • US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike

    Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. That could prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates...
  • Yellen expects Fed to raise key short-term interest rate this year

    Yellen expects Fed to raise key short-term interest rate this year
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday that she expected the central bank to increase its benchmark short-term interest rate this year if the economy continues to improve. It was her clearest signal yet of when the Fed would raise the...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are...
  • Top US regulators warn of new threats to financial system

    The panel created to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis said Tuesday that banks and other financial institutions are stronger now but regulators must remain alert to new risks including the danger posed from cyberattack. In its annual report...
  • Inflation increases slightly in April as energy prices remain low

    Inflation increases slightly in April as energy prices remain low
    Inflation increased slightly in April as energy prices remained low and costs for groceries, clothing and airfares declined, the Labor Department said Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.1%, in line with economists' forecasts, boosted by a big...
  • Governor asks business leaders to be economic 'ambassadors'

    Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking the state's business leaders to become "business development ambassadors" for Rhode Island, much like her mother is. Raimondo spoke at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce annual economic outlook luncheon Friday....
  • Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank

    Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate took its first step toward fulfilling a GOP promise to roll back key parts of the sweeping 2010 law that overhauled financial industry regulations and oversight. The Dodd-Frank reform law, designed to...
  • House lawmaker issues subpoena to Fed in leak probe

    A powerful congressman is compelling the Federal Reserve to provide documents related to a possible leak in 2012 of market-moving interest-rate information to a financial newsletter. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Texas Republican who heads the House Financial...