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  • Despite head winds, U.S. stocks eke out small gains in first half

    Despite head winds, U.S. stocks eke out small gains in first half
    World financial markets ended the first six months this year amid the uncomfortably familiar sound of bubbles popping: debt bubbles in Greece and Puerto Rico and a potential stock bubble in China. Still, U.S. stocks overall managed to grind out small...
  • Consumer confidence improves, but is it enough to stave off Greece issues?

    Consumer confidence improves, but is it enough to stave off Greece issues?
    Talk about bad timing. Finally, Americans are feeling good about the economy and job prospects after years of worry, according to the Conference Board's consumer confidence numbers released Tuesday. But no sooner do people get to a more carefree mindset...
  • A clash of currency

    A clash of currency
    To the editor: I really must agree with former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his opinion that the excellent Alexander Hamilton should remain on the $10 bill. (“New face for $10 bill stirs backlash,” June 27) Hamilton's...
  • Beware of brutal banking procedures that gouge consumers

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, June 30: Four big banks commit felonies, and a banker calls it "an embarrassment." Banks squeeze money from people with puny savings and checking accounts, and bankers pass...
  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 181st day of 2015. There are 184 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 30, 1865, eight people, including Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, were convicted by a military commission of conspiring with...
  • First-time homebuyers back in the market

    First-time homebuyers back in the market
    When Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen was asked about housing issues recently, she gave a classic economist's "on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand" answer. But because she neatly summed up the disparate economic realities confronting millions of owners,...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern WEDNESDAY, July 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for June, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for May, 10 a.m. DETROIT — Automakers release...
  • The Week Ahead: June employment report coming

    Winning streaks are important. In baseball, hitters get hot. In basketball, a 3-point shooter who can't miss has hot hands. Sports fans are always rooting for a string of wins. So are investors and the Federal Reserve when it comes to jobs. But America's...
  • Alexander Hamilton fans are upset about his demotion on $10 bill

     Alexander Hamilton fans are upset about his demotion on $10 bill
    The historic gain for women in landing a promised spot on U.S. paper currency stands to be a big loss for one founding father — and his supporters aren't pleased. The announcement that a woman would grace a greenback for the first time in more...
  • Stocks end mostly lower as Greece debt deadline approaches

    Stocks end mostly lower as Greece debt deadline approaches
    Stocks had a mixed day Friday, as investors waited for negotiators to finish their work on a solution to Greece's debt problems. Chinese stocks plunged 7 percent as fears spread that a yearlong bull rally there has become overheated. China's benchmark...
  • Jeremy Grantham: Fed is pumping the economy's bubble. Will it pop?

    Jeremy Grantham: Fed is pumping the economy's bubble. Will it pop?
    The nation's struggle to grow stems from corporate executives pumping up the value of their own stock rather than taking initiatives to grow the companies they run, renowned investment manager Jeremy Grantham told a Chicago audience Wednesday evening....