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  • IMF sees modest, uneven growth in global economy

    Global economic growth is likely to remain modest and highly uneven, and the longer-term prospects are even more sobering, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF, in its latest outlook released Tuesday ahead of its spring meeting in...
  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday: WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for March, 9:15 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m. WASHINGTON — National...
  • More expensive gas lifts wholesale prices in March

    Higher gas costs drove up wholesale prices last month, ending a string of four straight declines. The producer price index increased 0.2 percent in March, after sharp drops in the two previous months, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The index measures...
  • US close higher for second week; GE soars on deal news

    U.S. stocks advanced Friday, capping off a second straight weekly advance for the market. Investors were encouraged by the latest corporate deal news, that General Electric would be selling its long-struggling lending business. Investors are turning...
  • Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?

    Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?
    Whenever we're out and about, people who know us from the paper, or recognize the Champion Realty ball caps we wear to work around the house, always have the same question: "How's the market?" Last weekend, we got that question from a lady at the...
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of April 12-18. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....
  • Business events scheduled for the coming week

    All times are Eastern. MONDAY, April 13 WASHINGTON —Treasury releases federal budget data for March, 2 p.m. TUESDAY, April 14 WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.66 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.66...
  • Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66%, Freddie Mac says
    Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66%, down from last week’s 3.7% The average offering rate for 15-...
  • Fed minutes: Officials split widely on rate hike timing

    Fed officials disagreed widely when they met last month on when they would be ready to lift interest rates from record lows. Minutes of the March 17-18 meeting released Wednesday reveal that several policymakers predicted a rate hike in June, while...
  • Ben Bernanke memoir will be titled 'The Courage to Act'

    The memoir by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be called "The Courage to Act" and is coming out in October. The title and release date were announced Wednesday by publisher W.W. Norton & Co. The deal was originally reported last year, soon...