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  • Stocks eke out record high; Goodyear gains

    Stocks eke out record high; Goodyear gains
    U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to monitor talks between Greece and its creditors in hopes that a deal will be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone. Investments typically considered less risky,...
  • Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?

    Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?
    The consumer price index, a leading measure of inflation, fell last month into negative territory over a 12-month period for the first time since the fall of 2009, when the nation was just emerging from recession. It also fell from December, the third...
  • CIT Group, OneWest Bank say merger would be good for poor neighborhoods

    CIT Group, OneWest Bank say merger would be good for poor neighborhoods
    The chief executives of New York commercial lender CIT Group and Pasadena's OneWest Bank promised Thursday that the planned OneWest buyout would be good for poor neighborhoods, while critics said the $3.4-billion combination would create a "too big to...
  • Applications for US jobless aid rise to 313,000

    More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the most in six weeks....
  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs

    A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December 2008, the Labor...
  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7% on cheaper gas costs

    Consumer prices plunge 0.7% on cheaper gas costs
    A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index fell 0.7% in January, the sharpest drop...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.80 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.80...
  • What we heard, and didn't, from Yellen's remarks to Congress

    Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit the Fed" legislation supported by Republicans. On some topics, Yellen shed...
  • Asian stocks higher on earnings, China factory

    Asian stocks were mostly higher Thursday on upbeat corporate earnings and rising Chinese factory output after the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will be patient about increasing interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.6...
  • GOP lawmakers accuse Yellen of playing politics

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's lack of accountability during her second day of testimony to Congress. After she gave her semiannual economic report, GOP lawmakers...
  • Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

    The Dow Jones industrial average managed another record high close, but just barely, even as other market indexes edged lower. Traders were watching another day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and monitoring earnings news from...