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  • 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...
  • 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,...