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  • U.S. housing turning the corner, inflation creeping up

    U.S. housing turning the corner, inflation creeping up
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales hit an eight month-high in June, suggesting the housing market was gradually regaining momentum and would help the economy to stay on a higher growth path this year. The third straight month of home sales gains,...
  • Increased sales fueling hiring and pay raises, business economists say

    More companies reported increased sales in the second quarter of the year, fueling a jump in hiring and pay raises, according to a survey of business economists released Monday. After a dismal winter in which bad weather derailed the recovery,...
  • BNP case spurs calls for whistleblower incentives in banking

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - BNP Paribas SA's $9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities, aided by internal whistleblowers, has spurred calls for federal banking regulators to protect and reward individuals who report wrongdoing by banks. The U.S. Securities...
  • Will you get burned by following the hot money in ETFs?

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - All too often, I see investors heading in the wrong direction en masse. They buy stocks at the top of the market or bonds when interest rates are heading up. Occasionally, though, active investors may be heading in the right...
  • Starting salaries for college grads lag behind pay for workers overall

    Starting salaries for college grads lag behind pay for workers overall
    Starting salaries for recent college graduates have risen far more slowly than the average earnings of all U.S. workers since the recession, an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found. The study, released Monday, found that median...
  • Cautious on stocks, ClearBridge's Bauman sits on $1 billion

    BOSTON (Reuters) - What do you do with $1 billion in extra cash? For Evan Bauman, one of America's top performing fund managers, the answer is simple: nothing for now. "The broad market is not cheap anymore," Bauman, co-manager of the ClearBridge...
  • If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas

    If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas
    The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
  • Is Germany still the champion?

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A week on from its World Cup soccer victory, Germany may return to center stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor. Investors saw dark clouds building on Friday after a...
  • President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]

    President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]
    On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term)...
  • A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.

    Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people: The ads touting reverse mortgages are hard to miss if...
  • Pimco's Gross sees 10-year T-yield 2.5-3 percent 'now and for the next few years'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, chief investment officer of bond giant Pimco, said on Friday the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note belongs in the 2.50 to 3 percent range "now and for the next few years" if the Federal Reserve remains...