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  • CME's Terry Duffy talks shop

    CME's Terry Duffy talks shop
    Terry Duffy came of age as a futures trader in the deafening roar of the trading pits where people in brightly colored jackets jostled and sometimes fought for prime spaces. Brawn has since been replaced by those with the fastest Internet connections,...
  • Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%

    Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%
    U.S. employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls increased 142,...
  • Larry Printz: Investing in automakers not for faint of heart

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is famous for having coined the phrase "irrational exuberance" to describe an overheated stock market. Certainly, market bubbles have burned many people as have the recent bankruptcies of General Motors or...
  • Consumer spending slips in July, boosting savings

    Consumer spending slips in July, boosting savings
    U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years, a sign that households remain cautious despite an acceleration in economic and jobs growth. The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer...
  • Fed's Powell says alternative to Libor needed as soon as practical

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve will accelerate its search for a substitute to the Libor benchmark interest rate to stave off what would be "a horrible mess" if the current system collapses with no alternative, Fed Governor Jerome Powell...
  • U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens

    U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with a bigger chunk of the growth driven by domestic demand in a bright sign for the future. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent...
  • BoE to beat Fed to the punch by hiking rates in first quarter

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England will be the first major central bank to lift interest rates when it makes a move early next year, jumping the gun on the U.S. Federal Reserve by a few months, a Reuters poll shows. The BoE will raise its Bank Rate...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited. After the ECB cut interest...
  • U.S. consumer prices rise modestly in July

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices barely rose in July as declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents, which could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said...
  • Three Fed banks pushed again for discount rate hike: minutes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three regional Federal Reserve banks, whose presidents are among the more hawkish of U.S. central bankers, continued to press for an increase in the Fed's emergency lending rate ahead of last month's policy-setting meeting,...