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  • Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

    Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows. At the same time, the Fed at least opened the door to a rate increase later this...
  • As Fed weighs a rate hike, U.S. economy is looking a bit paler

    As Fed weighs a rate hike, U.S. economy is looking a bit paler
    Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening U.S. job market, its task is getting more complicated: Several key sectors of the economy are flashing some signs of weakness. Housing,...
  • Fed moves toward raising interest rates — but the when is unclear

     Fed moves toward raising interest rates — but the when is unclear
    Federal Reserve officials took a step toward raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, but with economic growth slowing in the first quarter and inflation running unusually low, policymakers made clear that they are in no hurry to do so. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stocks plunge on dollar's strength, possible rise in interest rates

     Stocks plunge on dollar's strength, possible rise in interest rates
    You might think one of the strongest unemployment rates in years would be viewed as good news for the stock market. But with investors used to coddling from the Federal Reserve, the relatively low 5.5 percent unemployment rate released last week, has...
  • 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...
  • Americans see improved job market but a still-vulnerable economy

    Americans see improved job market but a still-vulnerable economy
    Public sentiment about the economy is finally catching up with the reality of a job market that has been strongly improving, but Americans remain considerably more doubtful about household incomes and the overall security of the economy. The public's...
  • Public hearing planned on proposed sale of OneWest Bank to CIT Group

    Public hearing planned on proposed sale of OneWest Bank to CIT Group
    Rejecting an unusual email campaign fomented by a top bank officer, regulators decided to hold a public hearing later this month in Los Angeles on the planned $3.4-billion takeover of OneWest Bank in Pasadena. The decision, announced Friday, came one...
  • Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries

    Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries
    The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth "solid." But several new reports show most Americans are treading along a dangerous financial tightrope, where one slip could be devastating. Nearly half of U.S. households — 47 percent —...
  • OneWest Bank takeover spurs email fight

     OneWest Bank takeover spurs email fight
    The protesters outside OneWest Bank in Pasadena rankled Chief Executive Joseph Otting. Their signs — "Don't be a Grinch" and "Jail OneWest Bankers" — were part of a push to have regulators scrutinize the $3.4-billion purchase of the bank...