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  • 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...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and...
  • Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year. But Yellen stressed that any rate increases would likely be very gradual. The...
  • Clive Crook: Follow data on monetary policy

    The Federal Reserve wants to get monetary policy back to normal without scaring or surprising the financial markets. Now, try defining "normal," and you can see it's going to be difficult. A vital instrument of abnormal monetary policy has been the...
  • Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation

    Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation
    The term "regulatory capture" refers to what happens when regulators swim so close to the companies they regulate that they get snared in those companies' gravitational fields. What results is tolerant, indulgent regulation, or none at all. For a good...
  • Fed chief Janet Yellen expects gradual approach to rate hike

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said the central bank was likely to take a more cautious and gradual approach toward raising interest rates than in the past, reflecting a weak economy and other risks of tightening monetary...
  • Wall Street keeping a close eye on wages

    The stock market moved sideways and down this week as investors sorted through a welter of conflicting data about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery: consumer spending up, inventories down, dollar stronger, output forecasts lowered. But,...
  • Cruz in NH: GOP leaders cut off his money; Fed causes price hikes on eggs, milk

    MERRIMACK, N.H. Ted Cruz, the first and so far only major candidate for president, swept into New Hampshire on Friday upbeat, revved, and eager to embrace the outsider label he's cultivated since erupting on the national scene three years ago. "I am...
  • U.S. economic growth slows in 4th quarter

    U.S. economic growth slows in 4th quarter
    U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter and likely cooled even further in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes its toll. But the outlook for the rest of the year looks brighter, thanks to a recovering job market that should boost...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern WEDNESDAY, April 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m. DETROIT — Automakers release...