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  • March gladness: Hiring regains its step

    WASHINGTON A return to solid hiring in March, reported by the government Friday, eased concerns that the U.S. economy was slipping back into lower gear. Employers added 192,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent. Coming...
  • Economy adds 192,000 jobs in March

    Economy adds 192,000 jobs in March
    The U.S. labor market emerged surprisingly strong from the severe winter, with employers hiring at a brisk pace and the jobless rate holding near a five-year low. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 jobs last month after rising by 197,000 in February,...
  • Mexico central bank wary of slow growth: minutes

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Most of Mexico's central bankers think that a spike in inflation has likely passed, while the majority said short-term risks to growth would push them to cut their growth outlook, minutes released on Friday showed. Central Bank...
  • Emerging market bounce may disappoint long-term investors

    LONDON (Reuters) - A tentative recovery in emerging markets may paradoxically disappoint some investors who had hoped a sell-off earlier this year would push governments into making reforms to stimulate longer-term economic growth. Higher asset prices...
  • Banks and miners help push UK's FTSE to three-week highs

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index hit its highest level in around three weeks on Friday, boosted by gains in sectors seen as among the most sensitive to an upturn in the global economy, such as banks and miners. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index...
  • Fed will act to spur job growth, Yellen says

    Fed will act to spur job growth, Yellen says
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen isn't giving up on the millions of Americans who can't find jobs or have taken part-time positions in the absence of full-time work since the recession. In a speech this week in Chicago, Yellen vowed to keep up the...
  • Hedge funds' leveraged bets on market rally to magnify sell-offs

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Hedge funds are borrowing record amounts of money to fund bets that stock markets will continue rising, creating conditions that could accelerate price falls if those leveraged positions are hurriedly closed. Although global...
  • BoE's Haldane says funds can also be 'too big to fail'

    LONDON (Reuters) - A top Bank of England official put the world's $87 trillion asset-management industry on alert on Friday, saying it posed some of the same "too big to fail" risks that are being tackled by reforms at major banks. Although asset...
  • Fed balance-sheet to remain 'quite large': policymaker

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - The balance sheet of the U.S. Federal Reserve will remain "quite large" even when its bond-buying activities to support the economy end, a top Fed policy-maker said in Hong Kong on Friday. Richard Fisher, president of the Federal...
  • Capital flows, improving trade to prop yuan up in second-half

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The rare and dramatic slide in the yuan exchange rate that has shaken the outlook for the currency is unlikely to last long as trade rebounds and capital inflows resume. While most foreign exchange traders have abandoned their...
  • Anthony Orlando: More must be done to help America's unemployed

    A few years ago, when the unemployment rate was near its peak, two Swedish economists, Stefan Eriksson and Dan-Olof Rooth, conducted an experiment to find out how hard it was to get a job if you'd been unemployed for a long time. They sent 8,466...