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  • Value of frequent-flier miles currency up in the air

    Value of frequent-flier miles currency up in the air
    When the central bank announced the big change, those of us who had squirreled away what we had earned over the years naturally were concerned about the effect on our savings plans. Maybe we view our account as an emergency fund. Or it figures in our...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

    Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
    It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...
  • Dow soars above 17,000 for 1st time on jobs news

    Dow soars above 17,000 for 1st time on jobs news
    The stock market has rallied this year on hope that economic growth would finally accelerate beyond its sluggish pace. That bet seemed to pay off Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average vaulted over 17,000 for the first time. Share prices...
  • Job growth is robust in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1%, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts' expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs in June, surpassing expectations

    Five years after the recession, the job market is finally hitting stride as small businesses add workers and local governments restore battered payrolls. U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in June across a broad spectrum of businesses, the Labor...
  • Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical

    Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical
    Fed's Lacker says labor market changes structural, not cyclicalLynchburg, Va., June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. labor market data since 2008 reflects structural trends rather cyclical changes, a Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, adding that there seems...
  • Fed's Plosser sees economy making steady improvement

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser said on Tuesday the economy continues to improve, making steady rather than exuberant progress leading to a continuing drift down in the unemployment rate. "It is a steady,...
  • Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low

    Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low
    U.S. employment growth jumped last month while the unemployment rate neared a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy is moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June...
  • Happy days here again? Jobs surge, stocks hit record high

    WASHINGTON Job growth surged in June, capping the best first half since 1999, driving blue chip stocks to a record high and leading analysts to say the economy is shifting to higher gear. Employers added a sizzling 288,000 jobs last month, the Labor...
  • City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks

    City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting what they say are predatory deals between the city and Wall Street banks. The Fix LA coalition, which includes...