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  • Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July

    Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July
    New-home construction in the U.S. surged to an eight-month high in July, lifting the stock market and prospects for a broader economic recovery. Housing starts jumped 15.7% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce...
  • Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. "I'd be open to anything - learning a new trade or...
  • Investors await Yellen's words from Wyoming, where Fed meets this week

    This week, the Federal Reserve will go into one of the most carefully scrutinized events of the year when it debates whether employment has healed enough to let interest rates start to rise. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak at...
  • Jim O'Neill: Calm in financial markets rests on faith in the Fed

    Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved. To begin with, coping with the...
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • Yellen resists pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly

    Resisting pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in interest...
  • As Fed debates rate path, focus on jobs data stirs its own debate

    As Fed debates rate path, focus on jobs data stirs its own debate
    JACKSON HOLE Wyo (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's intensive focus on a wide range of labor market data to guide policy-making is driving a wedge between its core decision-makers and others who feel the central bank is straying from traditional...
  • 36% of adults lack retirement savings, including many 65 or older

    More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, and 14% of those ages 65 and older also haven’t put money away yet, according to a new study. The low savings rate for people at or approaching retirement age is alarming, said Greg...
  • ECB may need to act if European inflation falls further: Draghi

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo (Reuters) - A further drop in European inflation would pose price stability risks and the European Central Bank would use "all the available instruments" in response, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday. "The governing council will...
  • Janet Yellen says no 'simple recipe' for Fed on interest rate hikes

    Resisting pressure to more quickly tighten monetary policy, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in...
  • Fed 'mired' in debate at margins of labor market: Plosser

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is "mired" in debate over corners of the U.S. labor market that it has little chance of improving, and it should instead prepare the public for an interest-rate rise, a Fed official known for his hawkish...