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  • Fed's low-interest-rate policies cost savers $758 billion, study says

    Fed's low-interest-rate policies cost savers $758 billion, study says
    The Federal Reserve's low interest rate policies, designed to stimulate the economy, have cost savers about $758 billion since the end of the Great Recession, according to a study released Tuesday. Inflation and low returns on deposits have led bank...
  • U.S. home resales hit 1-1/2 year low, but may be stabilizing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end. The National Association of Realtors said on...
  • U.S. labor force dropouts want back in: Saft

    (Reuters) - An army of U.S. labor force dropouts stands ready to get back in the game when conditions improve, implying wages, prices and interest rates will stay lower for longer. Rather than being the result of demographics or choice, the rise in the...
  • PNC Bank poll: Small, midsize Chicago-area firms cautious on hiring

    Information technology consultant Randy Cochran said he has enough potential business to add half a dozen new workers, but for now his Data Center Enhancements Inc. will remain a four-person show. Cochran, who said he gave up a six-figure income at a...
  • Report: One-Third Of Businesses Hurt By Storm Sandy Were Uninsured

    Among small businesses affected by storm Sandy in 2012 and polled by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, one-third had no insurance and half paid for damages out of personal funds. The New York Fed polled the businesses in New Jersey, New York city,...
  • Loan fund investors pull cash with Fed rate hikes on hold

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retail investors yanked money out of bank loan funds in the latest week, breaking a nearly two-year streak of inflows, as the interest rate hikes buyers of these floating-rate products are counting on now appear likely later rather...
  • Jobless rate still good gauge of slack: Fed study

    The U.S. jobless rate in recent years has been a good gauge of slack in the economy, according to a paper published Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco that takes aim at critics who have argued otherwise. Indeed, the unemployment rate...
  • Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

    Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers
    Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late. At 31, she has a master's degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she...
  • Five questions for Jenny Morgan

    Jenny Morgan headed a health care IT company for years before jumping to private equity, but she realized her passion wasn't investing in firms — it was being in the trenches, running one. So when the founder of Linthicum-based basys wanted to...
  • Wages, employer costs rising

    A raise or perhaps a new perk may be around the corner if you're employed in South Florida. Employers are feeling pressure to increase workers' wages and benefits to stay competitive as the economy continues to improve in Broward County, according to a...
  • WTO says global trade to improve in next two years

    After a two-year slump, global commerce is expected to pick up in the next two years, one report says. World trade is forecasted to grow by 4.7% this year and 5.3% in 2015, buoyed by continual improvement in the economies of many countries, the World...