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  • 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...
  • Family finances: good news for the U.S. economy in 2015

    Even as growth slows worldwide and Europe struggles to stay out of recession, the U.S. economy will gain momentum in 2015. Kiplinger expects the economy to grow 3 percent or better in 2015. That's the best annual growth rate since 2005. Cylinders are...
  • AutoNation's Jackson moves up on Federal Reserve's Atlanta board

    AutoNation's Jackson moves up on Federal Reserve's Atlanta board
    AutoNation chief executive Mike Jackson is elevating his role yet again at the Federal Reserve Bank, this time becoming deputy chair of its board of directors for the U.S. southeast region. Jackson joined the nine-member board of the regional Federal...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery

    U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery
    Stagnant wages. Slow economic growth. Stubborn unemployment. Economists call the prevailing gray economic landscape the new normal. Wall Street has another name for it: "Good times." Having shaken off a momentary scare in October over fears that...
  • More owners tapping home equity lines of credit

    More owners tapping home equity lines of credit
    If you're thinking about taking out a home equity line, you're hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity — popularly known as HELOCs — are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of 2014 is...
  • Lower oil prices will help U.S. economy, two top Fed officials say

    Lower oil prices will help U.S. economy, two top Fed officials say
    Two top Federal Reserve policymakers said Monday that falling oil prices will help the U.S. economy even though the drop adds to concerns about low inflation. As the cost of energy tumbles -- the average nationwide price of a gallon of regular...