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  • 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...
  • Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program

    Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program
    Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end the central bank's controversial bond-buying stimulus program, determining the economy is strong enough to remove the unprecedented support. The Fed also kept its benchmark short-term interest rate...
  • ECB must expand balance sheet by 1 trillion euros to lift inflation: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will need to expand its balance sheet by around 1 trillion euros for a stimulus program to be effective in boosting inflation, according to a Reuters poll, and it may be difficult to reach that target. Some form of...
  • Markets shifting gears, so buckle up

    Markets shifting gears, so buckle up
    That was fast. After the shocking plunge in the stock market this month, almost all that had been lost has been regained. Now analysts are debating whether that bodes well for the rest of the year or suggests too many investors are taking the stock...
  • The Fed chair sounds an alarm on opportunity

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sunday, Oct. 26: When a Federal Reserve chair talks, Wall Street listens and sometimes quakes. While Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech Oct. 17 on economic inequality didn't rattle...
  • Caution on U.S. Treasuries reaches 9-month high - J.P. Morgan

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The share of investors neutral on U.S. longer-dated Treasuries hit a nine-month high ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting, according to a J.P. Morgan Securities survey Tuesday. Investor caution remained elevated after...
  • Jobless claims jump, but one-month average lowest since 2000

    Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market. About 283,000 people filed for...
  • Long-term unemployment persists

    Long-term unemployment persists
    Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere. Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...