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  • Politically connected companies get a break from the SEC, study says

    The working assumption of business executives and ordinary taxpayers alike is that political donations can buy big favors from Congress. A recent study by Maria M. Correia of the London Business School puts statistical meat on those bones. The more a...
  • Pipeline to cut through Lehigh Valley

    Got gas? A proposed Marcellus shale pipeline would intersect Northampton County... The hard times persists: The U.S. economy this year recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession, but the new jobs pay an average of 23 percent less than the ones...
  • L.A. council votes to pressure two banks to redo interest rate swaps

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to seek to redo borrowing deals with two banks that advocates say are charging excessive interest rates and eating up money that could help with major infrastructure repairs. The vote made Los...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota: a 'mistake' to raise rates too soon

    BRAINERD Minn. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should not make the mistake of exiting from its super-easy monetary policy too soon, a top Fed official said on Friday, warning of the risk of a downward drift in inflation that could choke the U.S. recovery....
  • Weakness in Eurozone, Asia pose risks to U.S. economy

    Troubles in the global economy have dogged the American economy since early in the recovery, with the Eurozone debt crisis, the so-called Arab Spring in the Middle East and the Japanese tsunami all swiping momentum from U.S. growth in varying degrees....
  • Investors worry about Europe

    Investors worry about Europe
    On the face of it, the stock market seems to be drifting lower based on military tensions and geopolitical concerns involving the Middle East and Russia. But analysts increasingly are asking whether there's something more troubling underlying the global...
  • Economists raise third-quarter U.S. growth forecasts: Philly Fed survey

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region expanded in August to its highest level since March 2011, a survey showed on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index rose to 28.0 from 23.9 the...
  • Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook

    Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output rose broadly in July and automobile production recorded its largest increase in five years, boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. While other data on Friday showed some cooling in factory...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Shrinking would untangle regulation: Front Burner

    The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The seventh-largest bank in the U.S. at the time, Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad...
  • Should big banks be broken apart?: Front Burner

    First lady Michelle Obama has led the charge to cut Americans down to size, encouraging couch spuds to reduce their girth. Not only are diet discussions gaining traction in supermarkets, but also in U.S. financial markets. A rising chorus of powerful...