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  • What we heard, and didn't, from Yellen's remarks to Congress

    Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit the Fed" legislation supported by Republicans. On some topics, Yellen shed...
  • Mortgage rates rise for third straight week

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.80...
  • Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink
    U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from...
  • US stocks open slightly lower ahead of latest Fed remarks

    U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower ahead of another round of Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nine points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,197 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The...
  • Markets subdued ahead of Yellen's second testimony

    Markets subdued ahead of Yellen's second testimony
    U.S. financial markets eased back from record highs in early trading Wednesday. Investors were monitoring corporate earnings from Lowe's, Target and several other companies. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was scheduled to deliver another round of...
  • US stocks drift in midday trading, holding near record highs

    U.S. stocks are little changed in midday trading as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen continues her Congressional testimony. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 13 points, or 0.1 percent, at 18,222 as of 11:55 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

    The Dow Jones industrial average eked out another record high close on Wednesday, while the other major stock indexes ended lower. Investors had their eye on the latest batch of corporate earnings, as well as another day of testimony from Federal...
  • Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

    The Dow Jones industrial average managed another record high close, but just barely, even as other market indexes edged lower. Traders were watching another day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and monitoring earnings news from...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same. TJX Cos. said Wednesday...
  • GOP lawmakers accuse Yellen of playing politics

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's lack of accountability during her second day of testimony to Congress. After she gave her semiannual economic report, GOP lawmakers...
  • Yellen navigates tricky path on interest rates

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen navigated the tricky job of managing expectations on Tuesday in her first public comments on interest rate policy in more than two months. She wanted the world to know the Fed isn't ready yet to raise rates from...