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  • Top investors, strategists take pummeling in Wall Street sell-off

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Some of Wall Street's biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market's roughest months. The Standard & Poor's 500 index  has now lost almost 8 percent in the past three-and-a-half...
  • Fed's Lockhart: labor market is still 'far from normal'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The share of part-time workers in the U.S. labor force is likely to remain high, meaning the labor market is still "far from normal," Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart said on Thursday. In remarks prepared for...
  • Fed's Plosser sees risks in Europe, confident on U.S

    ALLENTOWN Pa. (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday there are risks in Europe, which is having a "tough time" economically, but he downplayed the possible impact on the U.S. economy and U.S. exports. Philadelphia Fed President...
  • Market selloff hasn't thrown off U.S. economy: Fed's Plosser

    ALLENTOWN Pa. (Reuters) - The volatile market selloff is not yet significant enough to throw off the U.S. economy or to garner a response from the Federal Reserve, though a bigger drop could affect consumer demand, a top Fed official said on Thursday....
  • Plosser urges earlier Fed rate rise, mum on market turmoil

    ALLENTOWN Pa. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve must prepare investors for an earlier interest-rate rise than many now think, a hawkish U.S. central banker said in a speech on Thursday that did not specifically acknowledge the turmoil that has recently...
  • Bullard says Fed may want to keep up bond buying for now: Bloomberg TV

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its bond buying stimulus for now given a drop in inflation expectations. "Inflation expectations are dropping in the U.S.,...
  • Faltering euro zone pressing down on global growth, inflation: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - Growth prospects for the still-unsteady global economy have dimmed as disinflation grips the world, making it difficult for central banks to move away from aggressive monetary stimulus, Reuters polls found. The recent sell-off in financial...
  • Fed still on course for rate rise around mid-2015 say economists: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is still set to raise interest rates by mid-2015, according to a Reuters poll of economists that also found a better-than-even chance bond markets are underestimating how quickly policy will eventually tighten. The...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment...
  • CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets

    CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets
    CME Group set a single-day volume record on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the global economy, the world's largest futures market operator said on Thursday. Volumes across all of CME's asset classes reached 39,567,064 contracts, easily topping the...
  • Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops

    If there's an upside to a plunging stock market, it's that mortgage rates are falling too. Investors bailing out on stocks have piled into ultra-safe U.S. Treasury bonds, pushing down the government's long-term borrowing costs on Wednesday to the lowest...