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  • Bullard says Fed may want to keep up bond buying for now: Bloomberg TV

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its bond buying stimulus for now given a drop in inflation expectations. "Inflation expectations are dropping in the U.S.,...
  • Faltering euro zone pressing down on global growth, inflation: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - Growth prospects for the still-unsteady global economy have dimmed as disinflation grips the world, making it difficult for central banks to move away from aggressive monetary stimulus, Reuters polls found. The recent sell-off in financial...
  • Fed still on course for rate rise around mid-2015 say economists: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is still set to raise interest rates by mid-2015, according to a Reuters poll of economists that also found a better-than-even chance bond markets are underestimating how quickly policy will eventually tighten. The...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment...
  • Fed can do more to help on jobs, inflation, Kocherlakota says

    (Reuters) - Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota said Thursday that the U.S. central bank can do more to help Americans struggling with unemployment or under-employment. High levels of part-time workers who say what they...
  • CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets

    CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets
    CME Group set a single-day volume record on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the global economy, the world's largest futures market operator said on Thursday. Volumes across all of CME's asset classes reached 39,567,064 contracts, easily topping the...
  • Central bankers may have no quick fix as markets swoon, economy weakens

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global central bankers, eager to see the economy stand on its own feet, faced the rude reality this week of market turmoil threatening already faltering growth and prolonging world reliance on easy money. Stocks slumped again on...
  • U.S. stocks slammed by global fears

    First it was fresh concerns about the fragile Eurozone recovery. Then there was the sudden steep fall in oil prices. Now investors are worrying whether the American economy can pull up a slumping global economy. And overlaying all these — fears...
  • What's behind Wall Street's roller-coaster ride?

    WASHINGTON Financial volatility returned with a vengeance Wednesday as U.S. stock prices plunged precipitously before recovering somewhat in a late rally. Absent most of the year, market anxiety returned across the financial spectrum and virtually no...
  • Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops

    If there's an upside to a plunging stock market, it's that mortgage rates are falling too. Investors bailing out on stocks have piled into ultra-safe U.S. Treasury bonds, pushing down the government's long-term borrowing costs on Wednesday to the lowest...
  • BlackRock's Fink says sovereign wealth funds are staying in equities: CNBC

    (Reuters) - U.S. asset manager BlackRock Inc has not seen more than one sovereign wealth fund sell out of equities in last six weeks despite the global market volatility, Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink told CNBC Wednesday morning. Overall, Fink...