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  • Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown. During the crisis, the Fed invoked its...
  • Should big banks be broken up?

    The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The then-seventh-largest bank in the U.S., Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad loans,...
  • Federated Investors sees S&P 500 at 2,500 in two years: Barron's

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 could hit 2,500 within the next 18 months to two years, Barron's reported on Sunday, citing its interview with Stephen Auth, chief investment officer, equities at Federated Investors. Auth oversees a staff that runs about...
  • Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. "I'd be open to anything - learning a new trade or...
  • ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited. After the ECB cut interest...
  • The problem with Jackson Hole: James Saft

    (Reuters) - It may well be a big deal that Mario Draghi is now talking fiscal stimulus, but the unlikeliness of this happening only underscores that he'll be forced to do more with monetary policy. The European Central Bank president delivered a ground-...
  • U.S. consumer prices rise modestly in July

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices barely rose in July as declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents, which could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said...
  • 36% of adults lack retirement savings, including many 65 or older

    More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, and 14% of those ages 65 and older also haven’t put money away yet, according to a new study. The low savings rate for people at or approaching retirement age is alarming, said Greg...
  • U.S. housing market improving, inflation pressures muted

    Jobless claims fall for second consecutive week
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, underscoring the strengthening labor market fundamentals. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally...
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July

    Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July
    New-home construction in the U.S. surged to an eight-month high in July, lifting the stock market and prospects for a broader economic recovery. Housing starts jumped 15.7% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce...