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  • New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages

    New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages
    Generally speaking, thinking about a burger and fries is fun, while thinking about the Federal Reserve is kinda dull. Here's a chance to combine topics into a happy meal of sorts: McDonald's plan to raise the minimum wage for certain workers is smart...
  • Banks raising credit card borrowing limits for subprime customers

    Banks raising credit card borrowing limits for subprime customers
    The nation's major banks are more readily raising borrowing limits for credit card customers — including those with blemished credit histories — and are facing higher risks as a result. With profits pinched by tighter regulation and low...
  • Investors rage as interest rates rise

    As we close out the first quarter of the year, it appears that some have entered the third stage of the psychological condition known as "investor angst" (IA). This malady's primary symptom causes overarching worry about how every holding in an investment...
  • Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz

    Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz
    Baltimore is pushing hard to put abolitionist and underground railroad icon Harriet Tubman's portrait on the 20-dollar bill, replacing the War of 1812 hero, Indian-remover, central-bank-vetoer, Democratic Party-founder, and no longer stylish Andrew...
  • Bull trots on: Stocks grind higher for 9th straight quarter

    The bull market slowed to a trot but didn't stop this winter. Stocks have been buffeted since the start of the year by plunging oil prices, a surging dollar and worries about the timing of a potential rate increase by the Federal Reserve. None of that...
  • Fed's Lacker says there's 'strong' case for June interest rate hike

    Fed's Lacker says there's 'strong' case for June interest rate hike
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said some of the recent economic weakness probably was caused by bad weather and insisted that a “strong” case for raising interest rates in June still exists. Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal...
  • Consumer spending edges up in February

    Consumer spending edges up in February
    U.S. consumers spent slightly more in February following two straight monthly declines and their income rose by a healthy amount, a development that economists hope will keep boosting spending in coming months. Consumer spending edged up a tiny 0.1...
  • Former Fed chairman starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'

    Former Fed chairman starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title — blogger. The man who spent eight years as the head of the nation's central bank carefully watching his every comment is writing "Ben Bernanke's Blog," where he'll be free to...
  • Bernanke rejects charge of Fed 'throwing seniors under bus'

    Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he's hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engineered — and his successor, Janet Yellen, has continued. In his first post as a new blogger Monday, Bernanke struck...
  • Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog

    Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke launched a blog Monday, devoting his first post to a stout defense against critics of his policy of historically low interest rates to combat the effects of the Great Recession. Bernanke said he would post...
  • US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

    U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months. Consumer spending edged up a tiny 0.1 percent following...