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  • Fed needs to move on interest rates soon

    Fed needs to move on interest rates soon
    Federal Reserve policymakers meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss when to raise interest rates and how they will communicate those intentions without upsetting financial markets or the economic recovery. Unfortunately, the Fed is constrained by its own...
  • Dow plunges 312 points as oil price drop pummels energy stocks

    U.S. stocks sank, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its biggest weekly drop in two-and-a-half years, as oil continued to slide and Chinese industrial data raised concern over a global economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial...
  • Dow plummets 268 points as oil price drop sinks energy stocks

    Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off in oil was an OPEC report that projected demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade. Demand for the...
  • U.S. municipal bond market shrinks to smallest in five years: Fed

    The U.S. municipal bond market contracted to $3.63 trillion in the third quarter, the smallest amount of outstanding debt in five years, according to Federal Reserve data released on Thursday. The total was only slightly less than the second quarter,...
  • Janus's Gross says no bear market in bonds on slow-moving Fed: webcast

    Bill Gross, the closely watched bond investor, on Wednesday said the Federal Reserve will most likely begin raising U.S. interest rates in the middle of 2015 but fixed-income securities will not be hurt as much as people anticipate. "I don't forecast a...
  • Echoes of '90s crises reverberate across emerging markets

    Of course this time it's different, it always is. But the similarities between today's financial constellation and the backdrop to the emerging market collapses of the late 1990s are haunting developing economies. As the U.S. dollar soared in recent...
  • Fed seen raising U.S. rates in second-quarter despite lower energy prices: Reuters poll

    The Federal Reserve is likely to raise U.S. interest rates in the second quarter of next year, even as falling energy prices dampen domestic inflation pressures, a Reuters survey found. In the wake of robust job gains in November and bullish growth signs...
  • Family finances: good news for the U.S. economy in 2015

    Even as growth slows worldwide and Europe struggles to stay out of recession, the U.S. economy will gain momentum in 2015. Kiplinger expects the economy to grow 3 percent or better in 2015. That's the best annual growth rate since 2005. Cylinders are...
  • Interest rates could be heading higher

    Are you carrying a big credit card balance? Or maybe you're considering taking out a mortgage or other loan. If so, it's time to start worrying, at least a little bit. With the U.S. economy gaining momentum, economists generally expect the Federal...
  • U.S. Fed begins term reverse repo testing

    The U.S. Federal Reserve on Monday began testing its term reverse repurchase agreements to examine how this tool might be used when the central bank decides to tighten monetary policy. In the first of four weekly operations, Wall Street dealers, money...
  • Fed's Lockhart sticks with 2015 liftoff, though low inflation a concern

    The weak global economy and low inflation pose risks to the U.S. economy but the Federal Reserve should still be on track to begin raising interest rates in the latter half of 2015, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday....