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  • Atlanta Fed executive to speak at Fort Lauderdale chamber

    Atlanta Fed executive to speak at Fort Lauderdale chamber
    David Altig, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, is scheduled to speak about the economy Tuesday at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting, which is open to the public....
  • A Merry Christmas economy

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama in Hawaii and Americans elsewhere found an unexpected present under their Christmas trees this week in a surprisingly growing economy, lifting some of the gloom otherwise hovering over the national outlook. The gross...
  • Mortgage rates defy experts to close year below 4%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates defy experts to close year below 4%, Freddie Mac says
    Closing out a year of surprisingly low mortgage interest rates, the average rate for a conventional 30-year home loan was 3.87% this week, Freddie Mac said, up slightly from 3.83% a week ago. The home-financing giant reported that the 30-year rate...
  • Global inflation slows, OECD says

    The global inflation rate slowed to 1.5% in November from 1.7% a year earlier, propelled largely by the steep drop in energy prices, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The OECD data, released Thursday, added to concerns...
  • A look at the economic shadows for 2015

    A look at the economic shadows for 2015
    Over the last couple of days, economists Justin Wolfers of the University of Michigan and Tyler Cowen of George Mason University engaged in a round of debate over the biggest unknowns facing the world economy in 2015. (H/T to Kevin Drum, who found the...
  • U.S. adds 252,000 jobs in December; unemployment rate drops to 5.6%

    Ignoring the economic troubles in the rest of the world, the U.S. added another large batch of new jobs in December to conclude its best year of hiring since 1999. The Labor Department said Friday that employers took on 252,000 net new workers last...
  • Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years

    Plunging energy prices last month led to the biggest decline in the cost of living in six years, keeping inflation well below the Federal Reserve's target and possibly complicating plans for the central bank to start raising interest rates. The Consumer...
  • Stocks open higher amid report of hiring surge last month

    A strong report on job creation pushed stock indexes higher Friday, even though the figures may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner than anticipated. The dollar rose as traders anticipated more robust growth in the U.S. KEEPING...
  • Global stocks rise on strong U.S. jobs report

    Stock market indexes around the world rose decisively Friday on news of a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, as investors bet that the American recovery would help buoy flagging economies overseas. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 49....
  • Stocks rise after hiring surge but Dow misses 18,000

    A strong jobs report boosted U.S. and European stocks Friday, and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark. The main focus in the markets was the monthly hiring numbers. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,...
  • U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow...