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  • Yellen says she met with analyst but meeting not linked

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday disclosed that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. But she says the meeting occurred several months before the...
  • Buffett says raising interest rates hard as Europe struggles

    Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle. Buffett discussed the outlook for rates during an interview on CNBC Monday after answering questions...
  • Stocks end higher, bouncing back from a drop the day before

    The stock market bounced back on Friday as investors picked up companies that had dropped earlier in the week. Major indexes recovered nearly all their losses from a fall the day before. "It's an odd day in the markets," said Jack Ablin, chief investment...
  • Make way for the millennials, America's economic force of the future

    DALLAS Megan Lyons gave up a corporate job to follow her passion. The 30-year-old, who launched her fitness and nutrition coaching business 16 months ago, now has a waiting list of clients and is on track to earn six figures this year. Jane LeBlanc has...
  • Spring awakening: US consumer spending rose in March

    U.S. consumers boosted spending in March by the largest amount in four months, a hopeful sign that this key sector of the economy is reviving after a frigid winter. Consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in March, the strongest gain since a similar...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.68 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but remain near historic lows with the spring home-buying season underway and showing strong sales. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the national average for a 30-year fixed...
  • City National critics want 'bank to the stars' to 'cater to the poor'

    City National critics want 'bank to the stars' to 'cater to the poor'
    Demands by advocates for low- and moderate-income banking customers are complicating the approval of a second major acquisition this year — Royal Bank of Canada's proposed $5.4-billion takeover of City National Corp. in Los Angeles. Community...
  • U.S. wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up

    U.S. wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up
    Paychecks for U.S. workers are rising at a faster pace as strong hiring in the past year has lowered the unemployment rate and increased competition for workers. The employment cost index, which tracks wages, salaries and benefits, rose 2.6 percent in...
  • US wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up

    Paychecks for U.S. workers are rising at a faster pace as strong hiring in the past year has lowered the unemployment rate and increased competition for workers. The employment cost index, which tracks wages, salaries and benefits, rose 2.6 percent in...
  • Noting slower economy, Fed appears no closer to a rate hike

    The Federal Reserve downgraded its view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. The Fed offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon. On a day when the government estimated that the economy barely grew in...
  • Pope Francis says gender pay gap a 'pure scandal,' but all's not equal

    Pope Francis says gender pay gap a 'pure scandal,' but all's not equal
    Pope Francis on Wednesday called the gender pay gap a "pure scandal," urging equal pay for equal work among men and women at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. As he opposes women becoming priests, equal work may be trickier. A former...