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  • U.S. labor costs fall in second quarter; productivity revised down

    U.S. labor costs fall in second quarter; productivity revised down
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labor costs were far more weaker than previously thought in the second quarter, a government report showed on Thursday, which could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to maintain its accommodative monetary policy stance for...
  • Fed to test revised term deposit facility next month, allowing banks early withdrawal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve will test a revised term deposit facility starting in October to let banks who use the one-week deposits withdraw the money early if they need it, the Fed announced on Thursday. The Fed said it "currently...
  • Pound to hold mostly steady vs. dollar, unless the Scots vote aye

    LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - - Sterling should hold steady against the dollar in the coming year because financial markets have already priced in higher interest rates, according to a Reuters poll, but those forecasts could be scuppered in the still-...
  • Mester says Fed 'much' closer to goals as U.S. economy on firmer ground

    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The new Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank president said that the Fed is nearing its economic goals, though she would not specify when she thinks it should begin raising interest rates. Loretta Mester, who became the head of the...
  • Larry Printz: Investing in automakers not for faint of heart

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is famous for having coined the phrase "irrational exuberance" to describe an overheated stock market. Certainly, market bubbles have burned many people as have the recent bankruptcies of General Motors or...
  • Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown. During the crisis, the Fed invoked its...
  • Fed's Powell says labor market still has 'a lot of slack'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Thursday that there is still a lot of slack in the U.S. jobs market even as hiring has accelerated and unemployment has fallen in recent months. "The labor market has improved significantly...
  • Should big banks be broken up?

    The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The then-seventh-largest bank in the U.S., Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad loans,...
  • 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...
  • As ECB agonizes over QE, markets are already half way there

    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has talked up the chances of launching a bond-buying program to ward off deflation and having led markets down that path there could be a serious adverse reaction if it does not follow through. ECB President...
  • Fed survey highlights widening U.S. wealth, income gap

    (Reuters) - The gap between the richest Americans and the rest of the nation widened after the Great Recession, a survey by the Federal Reserve showed on Thursday, suggesting deepening U.S. income inequality. Though incomes of the highest-earners rose,...