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  • Fed stays course on policy but acknowledges rising inflation

    Despite the economic rebound and sharp drop in the unemployment rate recently, Federal Reserve officials still see considerable weakness in the labor market and remain very cautious about moving away from their easy-money policy. The Fed, in a statement...
  • Israel, Gaza and the American perception

    Israeli attacks on a hospital and refugee camp playground in Gaza on Monday, July 28th brought the total of Palestinian dead to 1,200, with more no doubt to come. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just promised his people "a prolonged campaign" in...
  • Another selloff in emerging FX likely, but less severe: poll

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - The risk of another selloff in emerging market currencies in the coming year is high, foreign exchange strategists polled by Reuters said, although they do not expect it be as severe as the one earlier this year. A rout in...
  • Dollar rally here to stay as improving U.S. economy stirs rate hike debate: poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar's rally looks set to continue, according to a Reuters poll, as the U.S. economy is picking up smartly and raising market speculation about how soon the Fed will have to lift interest rates. Analysts in Reuters polls have...
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...
  • It may be too early to give up on the bull market in equities

    NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Investors fretting about the possibility of a big reversal in global stock markets may just want to borrow a slogan from the British - and just keep calm and carry on. It won't be easy given the background noise. Fears of a...
  • Starting salaries for college grads lag behind pay for workers overall

    Starting salaries for college grads lag behind pay for workers overall
    Starting salaries for recent college graduates have risen far more slowly than the average earnings of all U.S. workers since the recession, an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found. The study, released Monday, found that median...
  • Pimco's Gross says income, not capital gains, to drive returns

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund, said Wednesday that income, rather than capital gains, would drive future investment returns as a result of low global economic growth. "Capital gains from almost all asset...
  • New FICO criteria could help borrowers

    The nation's dominant credit-scoring system is being revised in a way that could save consumers nationwide billions of dollars, especially in qualifying for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards at lower interest rates. The changes to FICO criteria are...
  • Fed on track for earlier rate rise, Fisher says

    (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official known for his hawkish policy views said Tuesday the Fed is on track for an earlier rate rise than he and his colleagues had forecast just a few months ago. "I think the committee, as I listen to them and I can...
  • Fed survey: 40% of households show signs of financial stress

    Four out of 10 American households were straining financially five years after the Great Recession -- many struggling with tight credit, education debt and retirement issues, according to a new Federal Reserve survey of consumers. The Fed study shows...