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  • US wholesale prices jump in May, led by eggs, gasoline

    Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of gasoline and a record increase in the price eggs related to an outbreak of avian influenza. But outside of increases in...
  • Q&A: How a key Fed interest rate affects the economy

    Q&A: How a key Fed interest rate affects the economy
    WASHINGTON — The recovery from the Great Recession has generated solid stretches of economic growth and job creation, but has failed to impress Federal Reserve policymakers enough to provide a key validation of the economy's strength — an...
  • Industrial output dropped in May; has not risen in six months

    Industrial output dropped in May; has not risen in six months
    Industrial output fell in May, the sixth straight month without an increase as a strong dollar and lower oil prices continued to take a toll on a key sector in the nation's economy. Analysts had been expecting a small increase as oil prices have...
  • Manufacturing in New York state shrinks in June

    Factory activity in New York state contracted in June, a sign that manufacturers are likely still held back by a strong dollar and cutbacks in investment by oil and gas drillers. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that its Empire State...
  • Higher home loan rates are likely as Fed rate hike looms

    Higher home loan rates are likely as Fed rate hike looms
    In moving from London at the beginning of the year, Rose-Linn Jensen would have preferred to spend a year getting familiar with the Los Angeles area before buying a home. But with a Federal Reserve interest rate increase looming, she's put in bids on...
  • Investing: Look for modest gains, more volatility

    Senior editor Anne Kates Smith recently interviewed Russ Koesterich, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, an investment firm with $4.8 trillion under management. KIPLINGER: How much life is left in this bull market? KOESTERICH: I think the...
  • US factory output down in May, hurt by oil refining cuts

    U.S. factory output slipped in May, hurt by a decline in oil refining that overshadowed solid gains by automakers. The Federal Reserve said Monday that manufacturing output declined 0.2 percent last month, as productivity has basically been flat since...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

    U.S. stocks closed lower Monday as investors weighed a lack of progress in Greece's bailout talks with its creditors over the weekend and a discouraging report on U.S. manufacturing. Traders also were looking ahead to Wednesday, when the Federal...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Why a higher-rate era may not pain economies and individuals Consumers, businesses and investors are facing an era of higher borrowing costs as some of the lowest global interest rates in modern history begin to rise. Yet the message from most...
  • Former AIG CEO wins bailout lawsuit, but court awards no damages

    Former AIG CEO wins bailout lawsuit, but court awards no damages
    WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled that regulators went too far in taking a huge stake in American International Group Inc. as part of its 2008 bailout, but he decided that damages weren’t warranted for the giant insurer’s former chief...
  • US judge gives partial victory to ex-AIG CEO in bailout case

    A federal judge handed a partial victory to the former CEO of American International Group, who claimed the government's bailout of the insurance giant in the heat of the financial crisis was unfairly punitive. Judge Thomas Wheeler ruled Monday to...