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  • Late-summer 2015 too late for rate hike: Fed's Fisher

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Raising the U.S. Federal Reserve's key interest rate in late-summer of 2015, as financial markets generally expect, would be waiting too long, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said on Monday. Fisher, a hawkish Fed policymaker who...
  • Fed could move before markets expect, Fisher says

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could very well raise interest rates before the time that investors are now predicting, a top U.S. central banker said on Monday, citing decent growth in the United States and top trading partners Mexico and...
  • Dow flirts with record high as Japan gives stock markets a boost

    Investors who have been waiting for good news on the global economy finally got some Friday. Sparked by a surprisingly assertive policy move from the Bank of Japan, U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally to close out a wild October with what analysts...
  • Consumer spending drops in September as income growth slows

    Americans unexpectedly tightened their purse strings a bit in September, sending consumer spending to its first drop in eight months, as income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumer spending declined 0.2% after a jump of 0.5% in...
  • Investors pull back from stocks in October as Fed money-printing ends

    LONDON (Reuters) - Equity holdings in global portfolios dipped to the lowest in more than a year in October as lingering caution about world growth and central bank policies prompted European, U.S. and British funds to trim allocations. A monthly...
  • 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...
  • New book slams economists, their theories and their forecasts

    WASHINGTON Jeff Madrick has a bone to pick with the economics profession, and that's putting it nicely. Consider the title of his new book: "Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World." The book amounts to a broadside...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Fed ends bond-buying, promises hold on interest rates for now

    WASHINGTON he Federal Reserve on Wednesday formally ended its controversial purchases of government and mortgage bonds, and in doing so cleared the decks for eventual increases in interest rates, last seen in 2008. The nearly unanimous decision by the...
  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...