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  • FHA loans helping first-time buyers return to housing market

    FHA loans helping first-time buyers return to housing market
    When Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen was asked recently about housing issues, 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,...
  • The Fed's 'free money' economy will crash

    The Fed's 'free money' economy will crash
    Matt O'Brien's opinion piece "Savers need to quit whining and take some risk" flies (or should I say crashes) in the face of the advice most financial planners give. Older retired folks who are greatly affected by low interest rates on savings can ill...
  • Ben Bernanke 'appalled' at decision to 'demote' Hamilton from $10 bill

    Ben Bernanke 'appalled' at decision to 'demote' Hamilton from $10 bill
    Count Ben S. Bernanke among the ranks of Alexander Hamilton supporters. The former Federal Reserve chairman said Monday on his blog that he was "appalled" to hear of Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew's decision last week to "demote" Alexander Hamilton...
  • US stock rally peters out, but market still ends week higher

    A rally that pushed a key index to a record high petered out on Friday. Despite the losses, the market still ended with its best week in nearly two months after getting a boost from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. Policymakers signaled that they were...
  • SEC commissioner: Alternative funds popular but potentially dangerous

    Government regulators think you might be getting led astray by mutual funds and ETFs that could act like wolves in sheep's clothing. Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Kara Stein said in a recent speech to the Brookings Institute that...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming week

    All times are Eastern. MO WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for May, 9:15 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for June, 10 a.m. TUESDAY, June 16 WASHINGTON — Commerce...
  • Greek jitters upset US, European stock markets

    A setback in talks between Greece and its creditors helped knock the stock market lower on Friday, amid renewed concerns that the country could default on its debts. Despite the drop, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to eke out a 1-point gain...
  • US wholesale prices jump in May, led by eggs, gasoline

    Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of gasoline and a record increase in the price eggs related to an outbreak of avian influenza. But outside of increases in...
  • Q&A: How a key Fed interest rate affects the economy

    Q&A: How a key Fed interest rate affects the economy
    WASHINGTON — The recovery from the Great Recession has generated solid stretches of economic growth and job creation, but has failed to impress Federal Reserve policymakers enough to provide a key validation of the economy's strength — an...
  • Industrial output dropped in May; has not risen in six months

    Industrial output dropped in May; has not risen in six months
    Industrial output fell in May, the sixth straight month without an increase as a strong dollar and lower oil prices continued to take a toll on a key sector in the nation's economy. Analysts had been expecting a small increase as oil prices have...
  • Manufacturing in New York state shrinks in June

    Factory activity in New York state contracted in June, a sign that manufacturers are likely still held back by a strong dollar and cutbacks in investment by oil and gas drillers. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that its Empire State...