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  • Investing: How to invest in bond funds now

    Investing: How to invest in bond funds now
    Most observers expect the Federal Reserve to raise short-term rates, probably in the second half of the year. But the Fed may delay the decision because of the strong dollar, which is attracting foreign investors and propping up bond prices (which move in...
  • Mortgage rates fall for first time in 4 weeks

    Mortgage rates fall for first time in 4 weeks
    Average long-term mortgage rates have fallen for the first time in four weeks and remain near historic lows reached in May 2013. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the national average for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.75 percent...
  • US productivity falls at faster pace, labor costs rise

    U.S. worker productivity was even weaker than first thought from October through December while labor costs rose at a faster rate. Productivity declined at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, weaker than the 1.8 percent drop that was...
  • 2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system

    2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system
    Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2009 showed central bank officials struggling to contain the worst financial crisis in seven decades and searching for the right policies to halt a deepening economic downturn. The transcripts released Wednesday...
  • Fed 'beige book' survey finds U.S. economy growing at moderate pace

    The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. The Fed said that six of its 12 regions had reported moderate growth...
  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace

    The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions. The Fed says that six of its 12 regions had reported moderate growth with modest gains...
  • AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

    From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. That's the strikingly upbeat view of economists surveyed by The...
  • Gloom and gallows humor in Fed's 2009 transcripts

    Federal Reserve officials faced the worst of the Great Recession in early 2009: a collapsing economy hemorrhaging jobs, a plunging stock market and banks saddled with bad debts, refusing to lend. Transcripts from the Fed's 11 meetings that year, released...
  • Fed struggled in 2009 over how to boost economy, papers show

    As the Great Recession inflicted worsening damage on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve struggled during 2009 to determine the best corrective steps to pursue. Transcripts of their meetings released Wednesday showed that the Fed's policymakers...
  • A complication for the Fed: Rate cuts by other central banks

    The world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows: They're cutting their own rates. Last weekend, China's central bank slashed key rates for a second time in...
  • Kansas City Fed president favors mid-year 'liftoff' in interest rates

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "towards the middle of this year" to avoid risks of acting too late to remove more of its stimulus, Kansas City Fed president Esther George said Wednesday. A "liftoff" at mid-year would...