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  • Fed stays the course on rates

    Fed stays the course on rates
    The Federal Reserve seemed to give investors and the business world just about everything they wanted to hear. The Fed endorsed the view that the sharp contraction in the first quarter was a blip: The economy has rebounded from the weather-related...
  • Guest list: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Darrell Issa

    Guest list: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Darrell Issa
    UPDATED: Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are the main guests on the Sunday programs this weekend. Obama talks to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week," which starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Obama told ABC that the World Cup is affecting some...
  • IMF, downgrading U.S. growth outlook, cautions investors about interest rates

    The International Monetary Fund sharply lowered its U.S. growth projection for the year and issued a cautionary note to investors: Don't be too confident about interest rates. Like others in the economic forecasting business, the IMF downgraded its U.S....
  • Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items

    Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items
    Inflation unexpectedly jumped last month as higher prices for food, energy and other items pushed the annual rate above the Federal Reserve's preferred 2% target, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The new data could lead central bank policymakers to...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...
  • U.S. consumer credit rises by $19.6 billion in May

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer credit rose in May, a sign that easy monetary policy was providing substantial support for the economy. Total consumer credit increased by $19.6 billion to $3.19 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday. That...
  • Consumers borrowed more in May, though pace of growth slowed

    Consumers borrowed more in May, though pace of growth slowed
    Americans borrowed $19.6 billion more in May in consumer credit, although growth slowed from the previous month's torrid pace, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. Outstanding consumer credit, which includes auto and student loans as well as credit card...
  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...
  • Stock market grinds out gains in first half

    It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year. In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...