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  • Investors look for more gains as U.S. S&P 500 index hits 2,000 milestone

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. S&P 500 stock index broke through the landmark 2,000 level on Monday, marking a six-year rally which has benefited many Americans from Wall Street to Main Street. During that time the unemployment rate has fallen from a...
  • Fed 'mired' in debate at margins of labor market: Plosser

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is "mired" in debate over corners of the U.S. labor market that it has little chance of improving, and it should instead prepare the public for an interest-rate rise, a Fed official known for his hawkish...
  • Inside Fed, what to tell markets a nagging question

    The purchase of trillions of dollars of government and mortgage bonds has made some investors nervous that the bond buying was akin to printing money and will eventually spark hard-to-control inflation. Financial markets, for now, are more worried about...
  • Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July

    Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July
    New-home construction in the U.S. surged to an eight-month high in July, lifting the stock market and prospects for a broader economic recovery. Housing starts jumped 15.7% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce...
  • Fed's Bullard says no 'significant' slack in U.S. labor market

    (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday that little slack remained in the U.S. labor market and that the central bank should not be too timid when the times comes to raise interest rates. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told...
  • Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. "I'd be open to anything - learning a new trade or...
  • Fed's Lockhart says early rate hike could hurt progress: BBG Radio

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart warned of the risk of an early interest rate hike and said he maintained the view that mid-year 2015 was likely the best time to begin tightening monetary policy. "I think...
  • Barring 'very, very strong data,' Fed's Lockhart sees mid-2015 hike

    (Reuters) - Only signs of a much stronger U.S. economy will lead the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates before the middle of next year, a top Fed policymaker said on Friday. Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, said he...
  • U.S. labor market less flexible than in 1990, economists warn

    U.S. labor market less flexible than in 1990, economists warn
    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. labor market has become steadily less dynamic since 1990, with workers seemingly locked into particular jobs and a more sluggish process of job creation and destruction in the private sector, according to research to...
  • 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...
  • Yellen says job market still in recovery

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for a "pragmatic" approach to U.S. monetary policy on Friday, amid calls by hawkish members of the central bank's policy committee for a quick rise in interest rates due to tightening...