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  • Business events scheduled for the coming week

    All times are Eastern. MONDAY, May 18 WASHINGTON —National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for May, 10 a.m. TU WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for April, 8:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY, May 20...
  • No interest rate relief for savers

    As expected, when the Federal Reserve concluded its most recent two-day policy meeting, the central bankers decided to keep short-term interest rates at zero to one-quarter of a percent, which is where they have been since December 2008. In fact, it has...
  • Stocks whipsawed by rising bond yields

    Stocks whipsawed by rising bond yields
    Most people don't attend dress rehearsals so they can figure out how a play might be enacted later. But in these unusual times, the sharp volatility of the stock market lately may be helpful to observe if you want to make sense of the wild swings that...
  • US household debt levels held back by cautious consumers

    U.S. household debt levels were mostly unchanged in the first three months of this year, held back by tight mortgage credit standards and consumer reluctance to borrow heavily. Total household debt ticked up 0.2 percent to $11.85 trillion in the first...
  • Senate GOP readies revamp of Dodd-Frank rules

    The top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee unveiled legislation Tuesday that would ease regulatory requirements on mid-size banks and give lenders the option for greater freedom from mortgage lending rules. The legislation by Alabama Sen. Richard...
  • April jobs report reassures investors

    April jobs report reassures investors
    Did someone say "Goldilocks"? You bet they did after Friday's jobs report. Neither too hot, nor too cold for investors' liking, the fairy tale name was bantered about by analysts putting a label on the nation's lukewarm jobs picture. Just as...
  • Letters: Crashing the economy; Just plain sad

    Letters: Crashing the economy; Just plain sad
    Crashing the economy In response to Lee Caudle's letter (The Capital, April 16), which claims that Ayn Rand's free- market principles were the cause of the 2008 financial crisis: Nothing can be further from the truth. It was caused by government...
  • US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains

    Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery. The job growth helped lower the unemployment rate to 5.4 percent...
  • US stocks jump the most since March following hiring gains

    The U.S. stock market had its best day in two months Friday following good news about the job market. The surge was enough to push two of the three major U.S indexes to gains for the week. Investors were encouraged that U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs...
  • Strong April hiring moves Fed closer to higher interest rates

    WASHINGTON A stronger-than-expected employment report Friday eased concern that the U.S. economy might slip toward recession, yet clouded the waters about when borrowing costs might rise across the U.S. economy. Employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in...
  • China stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop

    Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets rebounded from the previous day's sell-off. ___ KEEPING...