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  • ECB door remains open to QE despite doubts over impact

    FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's drip-feed stimulus is taking it closer to large-scale government bond purchases with new money but its weapon of last resort may not be the silver bullet markets are hoping for.     After a...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • U.S. unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 5.8% on solid job growth

    Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening. But workers still aren't seeing much...
  • Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent

    Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent
    U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strengthening labor market picture,...
  • US unemployment falls to 5.8 percent

    US unemployment falls to 5.8 percent
    U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strengthening labor market...
  • Fed's Mester backed data-dependent language in policy statement

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Loretta Mester, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, said on Thursday she supported the central bank's policy statement last week because of the addition of language that stressed a rate rise would be data dependent....
  • Foreign U.S. bond holdings at Fed jumps in latest week

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreign central banks replenished their stockpile of U.S. Treasuries at the Federal Reserve for the first time in seven weeks, Fed data released on Thursday showed. Their holdings of Treasuries jumped $30 billion to $2.986 trillion...
  • U.S. regulators to join UK in forex fines for banks

    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators plan to join their UK peers in a multi-billion-dollar settlement with a group of the biggest global banks accused of manipulating the foreign exchange market, sources familiar with the matter said, adding...
  • Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

    Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble
    Initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to their lowest level in 14 years as the labor market continued to show signs of improvement despite global economic problems. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • David Nicklaus: End of Fed bond buying will test economy's strength

    After more than two years, the Federal Reserve has taken financial markets off life support. Now we'll find out how well the patient can breathe on its own. Back in September 2012, with the economy limping along and price indexes setting off alarms about...
  • Fed's Lacker says must better adapt bankruptcy code to financial firms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal financial regulators must remove the implicit view from creditors that the government will step in to protect large financial institutions, and to better adapt the bankruptcy code to these firms, a top Fed official said on...