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  • Federal Reserve's Plosser, dissenter on monetary policy, to retire

    Federal Reserve's Plosser, dissenter on monetary policy, to retire
    Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser, who has pushed the central bank to move more quickly to raise its rock-bottom interest rates, said Monday he would retire on March 1. Plosser, known as an inflation hawk because of his view that...
  • Fed nears end of stimulus but stays vague on interest rate hike timing

    Federal Reserve policymakers took the next-to-last step in ending their controversial bond-buying stimulus program as the economy continues to heal. But they offered no new hints on how soon the Fed would once again hike interest rates — after...
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 4.23% from 4.12% last week

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 4.23% from 4.12% last week
    Mortgage rates rose this week at the fastest pace of the year, with Freddie Mac's survey showing lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate loans at an average of 4.23%, up from 4.12% last week.  It was the highest rate that the weekly survey has recorded...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: August producer price index, July long-term security purchases, ICSC-Goldman Sachs and Redbook retail chain sales for period ending Sept. 13 Local earnings: None Other earnings: Adobe Systems Inc., Apogee Enterprises Inc., and others Of note:...
  • Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs

     Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs
    Consumer prices fell in August for the first time in 16 months as lower gasoline costs helped keep inflation tame, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The report should ease pressure on Federal Reserve policymakers, meeting this week, to start...
  • Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates

    Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates
    Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday cut their monthly bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion and held interest rates steady at near zero, offering no suggestions that they will raise them any time soon as the economic recovery improves....
  • Stocks decline, heading for weekly loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market moved lower Friday, heading for its first weekly loss since the start of August. Declines were led by energy and utility companies. Treasurys fell after news that retail sales in August rose faster than economists...
  • National Penn seeks money for acquisitions

    National Penn seeks money for acquisitions
    The biggest bank based in the Lehigh Valley appears to be getting ready to get a little bigger. National Penn Bancshares of Allentown, National Penn Bank's parent, will raise $100 million through the issuance of unsecured, fix-rate senior notes due in...
  • How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?

    How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?
    It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time. It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...
  • ECB surprises markets with rate cut, asset purchases

    The European Central Bank, in a surprise move Thursday, cut its main interest rate to rock bottom and said it would buy certain securities and bonds in a bid to stimulate growth and combat increasing risks of deflation. In addition to lowering its key...
  • Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%

    Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%
    U.S. employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls increased 142,...