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  • A look at the economic shadows for 2015

    A look at the economic shadows for 2015
    Over the last couple of days, economists Justin Wolfers of the University of Michigan and Tyler Cowen of George Mason University engaged in a round of debate over the biggest unknowns facing the world economy in 2015. (H/T to Kevin Drum, who found the...
  • Investing in 2015

    Investing in 2015
    Stocks are still a good place to invest in the new year, and equities could easily jump another 25 percent before the bull market is done. The S&P 500, which accounts for about 80 percent of publicly traded companies in the United States, is trading...
  • Investors who ignored predictions reaped big gains

    Investors who ignored predictions reaped big gains
    It was easy to make money in stocks and bonds in 2014. You merely had to ignore the predictions made early in the year about the strength of the U.S. economy, ignore the worries that erupted during the year about everything from Ebola to Europe's near...
  • After 2014's party, investors in US stock market may face a hangover

    After 2014's party, investors in US stock market may face a hangover
    Revelers ringing in of the new year this week need to watch out for the next day's hangover. And investors may experience a similar feeling early in 2015 after a two-year run that has propelled U.S. stocks up by nearly 50 percent. Headed into the last...
  • Mortgage rates defy experts to close year below 4%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates defy experts to close year below 4%, Freddie Mac says
    Closing out a year of surprisingly low mortgage interest rates, the average rate for a conventional 30-year home loan was 3.87% this week, Freddie Mac said, up slightly from 3.83% a week ago. The home-financing giant reported that the 30-year rate...
  • U.S. bull market rolled on in 2014, but investors got pickier

    Investment success in 2014 was mostly about keeping it simple. That may not be a bad way to go in 2015, either. Well-known U.S. blue chip shares handily beat obscure smaller stocks and most foreign markets over the last 12 months. High-quality bonds...
  • From oil to wages: 5 economic stories to watch in 2015

    From oil to wages: 5 economic stories to watch in 2015
    The start of a new year is a good time to take stock. For those of us in the news business, this suggests stepping back and asking what's important. Here are five economic stories worth watching. What happens to oil? Saudi Arabia has helped drive down...
  • Mortgage rates defied forecasts in 2014; what's ahead in 2015?

    Mortgage rates defied forecasts in 2014; what's ahead in 2015?
    Housing economists were nearly unanimous a year ago: U.S. mortgage rates would rise in 2014 because the Federal Reserve was unwinding a key economic stimulus that had helped keep long-term interest rates low. But as the year passed, the Fed's pull-...
  • Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board

    Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board
    President Obama said Tuesday that he would nominate the former head of one of Hawaii's largest banks to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, following criticism from some lawmakers about the lack of community banking experience among the...
  • AutoNation's Jackson moves up on Federal Reserve's Atlanta board

    AutoNation's Jackson moves up on Federal Reserve's Atlanta board
    AutoNation chief executive Mike Jackson is elevating his role yet again at the Federal Reserve Bank, this time becoming deputy chair of its board of directors for the U.S. southeast region. Jackson joined the nine-member board of the regional Federal...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...