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  • Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?

    Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?
    The account by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of how he couldn't refinance his Washington townhouse seemed the perfect example of mortgage lending standards that many complain are too tight.  Lending experts, though, said Bernanke's...
  • Less than 1 in 4 Americans in survey know Janet Yellen is Fed chair

    Less than 1 in 4 Americans in survey know Janet Yellen is Fed chair
    Janet L. Yellen made history this year when she became the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, but most Americans apparently didn't notice. Just 24% correctly identified her as the central bank's chair in results of a nationwide poll released...
  • Stocks edge lower; H&R Block sinks

    U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower, giving up an early gain. Some encouraging corporate news failed to give the broader stock market a boost on Monday, and stocks edged lower as investors waited for news on the outlook for the Federal Reserve's...
  • Unemployment rate drops to 5.9% as job growth rebounds

    Job growth rebounded strongly last month and the unemployment rate fell below 6% for the first time in more than six years, easing fears the labor market was faltering again and providing a boost to congressional Democrats before the midterm elections....
  • 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,...
  • CME's Terry Duffy talks shop

    CME's Terry Duffy talks shop
    Terry Duffy came of age as a futures trader in the deafening roar of the trading pits where people in brightly colored jackets jostled and sometimes fought for prime spaces. Brawn has since been replaced by those with the fastest Internet connections,...
  • Consumer spending slips in July, boosting savings

    Consumer spending slips in July, boosting savings
    U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years, a sign that households remain cautious despite an acceleration in economic and jobs growth. The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer...
  • Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois

    Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois
    Economists invoke "slack" when America's labor market fails to create enough jobs for those willing and able to take them. The result is an excess supply of labor. That "labor market slack"? That "excess supply of labor"? We're talking about real...
  • S&P 500 climbs past 2,000 for first time, then falls back

    The stock market hit a new milestone Monday. Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won’t soon end. On...
  • 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...