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  • Brenda Wenning: When economic beliefs clash

    In today's economy, the theory of cognitive dissonance gets put into practice regularly. That's where you must hold two opposing beliefs in your mind. Obviously, the result is bad. When applied to our economy, it's really bad. Social psychologist Leon...
  • Fed approves dividend, buyback plans for US banks

    The Federal Reserve gave the green light Wednesday to major U.S. banks to raise dividends and buy back shares, deeming they have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn. But the Fed gave Bank of America only...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.86 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historic lows reached in May 2013. Long-term rates resumed their upward trend of recent weeks after declining last week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national...
  • Yellen faces growing lawmaker pressure for answers on leak probe

    Janet Yellen is under growing pressure from lawmakers to provide more information on investigations into the leak of confidential Federal Reserve policy deliberations that occurred in 2012. Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican and chairman of the Senate...
  • Fed orders Bank of America to revise capital plan after stress test

    Bank of America must revise its plans for increasing dividends or buying back its own stock, the Federal Reserve has ordered, citing gaps in the bank's risk planning. The Fed announced the decision Wednesday as part of its "stress tests" — an...
  • Bank of America to buy back $4 billion in stock

    Bank of America is announcing plans to buy back $4 billion in stock after getting conditional approval from the Federal Reserve. The buyback will be done through June 2016, the bank said Wednesday. Bank of America's buyback plan comes with conditions,...
  • Asia stocks weak after US drops on Fed rate hike anxiety

    Asian stocks got off to a weak start Wednesday following sharp declines on Wall Street sparked by growing investor anxiety about a looming U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 18,757.55, getting some relief...
  • Malaysia says ringgit undervalued but rules out dollar peg

    Malaysia's central bank said Wednesday that the ringgit, which has plunged 14.4 percent against the U.S. dollar since September, was sharply undervalued but ruled out reintroducing capital controls. The ringgit has slid to 3.70 to the dollar, making it...
  • Investors rattled as U.S. dollar rises against euro and yen

    Investors rattled as U.S. dollar rises against euro and yen
    A day after marking its sixth anniversary with a big gain, the bull market stumbled. A sharp increase in the dollar's strength and lingering concerns about an interest-rate hike sparked a sell-off Tuesday that wiped out the major indexes' gains for...
  • The Fed faces a dilemma on interest rate hike

    The Fed is in a tough spot. When is it safe to raise interest rates? The Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank, has the dual responsibility of keeping prices stable (low inflation, no deflation) and keeping Americans employed. Right now, that...
  • US stocks sink as investors worry about higher rates

    U.S. stock indexes fell sharply as fears of over possible interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve roiled financial markets around the globe. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 332 points, or 1.9 percent, to 17,662 Tuesday. The Standard &...