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  • Fed Chair Yellen won't provide some documents in leak probe

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is balking at turning over some of the documents ordered by a key House lawmaker in his investigation of a possible leak of market-sensitive information. Yellen has told Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who heads the House...
  • Burst of hiring drives US bonds lower; stocks slip

    A burst of hiring last month led to a drop in the bond market Friday as traders placed bets that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. Despite the good economic news, the stock market drifted to another loss, finishing lower...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

    A strong jobs report knocked U.S. government bond prices down as investors bet that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates later this year. Stocks finished mostly lower on Friday, ending the week with a second straight loss. The Dow Jones...
  • Solid May hiring lifts recession fears

    WASHINGTON Broad-based and stronger than expected hiring by employers in May should put to rest any concern about sluggish U.S. economic growth and the potential for a slide into recession. The U.S. economy added a very solid 280,000 jobs last month, the...
  • U.S. employers add 280K jobs, unemployment rate rises to 5.5 percent

    U.S. employers add 280K jobs, unemployment rate rises to 5.5 percent
    U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy is back on track after starting 2015 in a slump. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.5 percent from 5.4 percent in April. But that...
  • U.S. firms add 201,000 jobs in May, ADP says

     U.S. firms add 201,000 jobs in May, ADP says
    The private sector added 201,000 jobs in May, a robust improvement over the previous month and a sign the economic recovery is getting back on track, according to payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. And a Commerce Department report showing...
  • Chicago Fed president: Interest rate increase unlikely until 2016

    Chicago Fed president: Interest rate increase unlikely until 2016
    The economy continues to be too weak for an interest rate increase and likely won't be ready until sometime in 2016, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said Wednesday. Inflation remains too low, wages aren't growing adequately and employers...
  • Small firms lead the way as private sector adds 201,000 jobs in May

    Small firms lead the way as private sector adds 201,000 jobs in May
    The private sector added 201,000 jobs in May, a robust improvement over the previous month and a sign the economic recovery is back on track. In its monthly jobs report, the Automatic Data Processing payroll firm said small businesses with 50...
  • Want to make money in the stock market? Pay no attention to the Fed chair

    Want to make money in the stock market? Pay no attention to the Fed chair
    Anyone playing the stock market gets inundated with investment advice of all sorts--their broker, their bankers, their astrologers, the crackpot on the corner. But who gives some of the worst advice? According to veteran investment analyst Burton...
  • Economy shrinks in first quarter for second straight year

    Economy shrinks in first quarter for second straight year
    WASHINGTON — The economy shrank in the first quarter for the second straight year, and some of the problems could linger into the summer, demonstrating the continuing weakness of the recovery from the Great Recession. Total economic output, also...
  • Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank

    Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate took its first step toward fulfilling a GOP promise to roll back key parts of the sweeping 2010 law that overhauled financial industry regulations and oversight. The Dodd-Frank reform law, designed to...