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  • 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...
  • Stocks end higher, bouncing back from a drop the day before

    The stock market bounced back on Friday as investors picked up companies that had dropped earlier in the week. Major indexes recovered nearly all their losses from a fall the day before. "It's an odd day in the markets," said Jack Ablin, chief investment...
  • 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...
  • Make way for the millennials, America's economic force of the future

    DALLAS Megan Lyons gave up a corporate job to follow her passion. The 30-year-old, who launched her fitness and nutrition coaching business 16 months ago, now has a waiting list of clients and is on track to earn six figures this year. Jane LeBlanc has...
  • US stock indexes close slightly higher a day after a drop

    U.S. stock prices are closing moderately higher, recovering from a sell-off the day before. Investors remained cautious Thursday following comments a day earlier from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who suggested that stock prices might be too high....
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Thursday

    Stocks rose moderately Thursday in relatively quiet trading, a contrast to the heavy selling that occurred a day earlier when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that stock prices might be too high. On Thursday: The Dow Jones industrial average...