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  • Markets shifting gears, so buckle up

    Markets shifting gears, so buckle up
    That was fast. After the shocking plunge in the stock market this month, almost all that had been lost has been regained. Now analysts are debating whether that bodes well for the rest of the year or suggests too many investors are taking the stock...
  • The Fed chair sounds an alarm on opportunity

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sunday, Oct. 26: When a Federal Reserve chair talks, Wall Street listens and sometimes quakes. While Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech Oct. 17 on economic inequality didn't rattle...
  • Eurozone troubles weigh on investors

    Eurozone troubles weigh on investors
    Investors have been preoccupied with the fear of contagion. But it's not Ebola, which seems to be less alarming in the U.S. this week as no new patients have surfaced and as investors have been buying the airline and cruise line stocks they dumped at...
  • Federal Reserve to take away the punch bowl

    LONDON (Reuters) - Unless it springs a major surprise, the U.S. Federal Reserve will call time this week on its program of government bond purchases, which at one point was pumping $85 billion a month into financial markets and the economy. James...
  • The Week Ahead: Fed's quantitative easing winds down as economy looks up

    A two-year financial experiment comes to an end in the new week. The Federal Reserve winds down its monthly asset purchases known as QE3 its third round of quantitative easing. Since September 2012, the central bank has committed billions of dollars...
  • Asia FX sentiment improves as Fed rate hike views ease, rupee bets near five-month high: poll

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sentiment toward emerging Asian currencies improved in the past two weeks with long positions in the Indian rupee near a five-month high, a Reuters poll showed, amid views that the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on interest...
  • Jobless claims jump, but one-month average lowest since 2000

    Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market. About 283,000 people filed for...
  • Long-term unemployment persists

    Long-term unemployment persists
    Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere. Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...
  • Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

    Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
    Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department...
  • Stocks fall on fears of weakness abroad

    It was the steepest of roller-coaster rides for investors this week, and it ended with a 115-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average that wiped out the year's gains for the benchmark index. Throughout the nation and worldwide, major indexes...
  • Dollar steady as currency majors brace for China data

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar started on a steady footing on Tuesday, as foreign exchange markets braced for a batch of Chinese economic indicators amid lingering investor worries over signs of a slowdown in Asia's economic powerhouse and global...