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  • Markets shifting gears, so buckle up

    Markets shifting gears, so buckle up
    That was fast. After the shocking plunge in the stock market this month, almost all that had been lost has been regained. Now analysts are debating whether that bodes well for the rest of the year or suggests too many investors are taking the stock...
  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...
  • Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program

    Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program
    Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end the central bank's controversial bond-buying stimulus program, determining the economy is strong enough to remove the unprecedented support. The Fed also kept its benchmark short-term interest rate...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Ronald McKinnon dies at 79; economist opposed Fed asset purchases

    Ronald McKinnon, a retired professor of economics at Stanford University who warned Federal Reserve policy makers including former Chairman Ben Bernanke that its large-scale asset purchases would harm the economy, has died. He was 79. He died...
  • CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets

    CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets
    CME Group set a single-day volume record on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the global economy, the world's largest futures market operator said on Thursday. Volumes across all of CME's asset classes reached 39,567,064 contracts, easily topping the...
  • Consumer spending drops in September as income growth slows

    Americans unexpectedly tightened their purse strings a bit in September, sending consumer spending to its first drop in eight months, as income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumer spending declined 0.2% after a jump of 0.5% in...
  • Dow flirts with record high as Japan gives stock markets a boost

    Investors who have been waiting for good news on the global economy finally got some Friday. Sparked by a surprisingly assertive policy move from the Bank of Japan, U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally to close out a wild October with what analysts...
  • Jobless claims jump, but one-month average lowest since 2000

    Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market. About 283,000 people filed for...
  • Upbeat South Fla. businesses report expanding economy

    Upbeat South Fla. businesses report expanding economy
    South Florida businesses have become more upbeat about the economy this summer and are "very optimistic forĀ  the remainder of the year," according to an analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank. "Overall, as 2014 progresses, business contacts continue...
  • Long-term unemployment persists

    Long-term unemployment persists
    Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere. Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...