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  • U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery

    U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery
    Stagnant wages. Slow economic growth. Stubborn unemployment. Economists call the prevailing gray economic landscape the new normal. Wall Street has another name for it: "Good times." Having shaken off a momentary scare in October over fears that...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • Three Fed banks renewed call for discount rate hike: minutes

    Three Federal Reserve regional banks in October renewed their efforts to convince the central bank's Washington-based board to raise the Fed's emergency lending rate, according to meeting minutes released on Tuesday. Ahead of the central bank's Oct. 28-...
  • Foreign investors trim holdings of Mexico corporate securities

    Foreign investors trimmed their holdings of Mexican corporate securities in the third quarter and sharply slowed their purchase of government debt due to worries about global growth and uncertainty over central bank policy in advanced economies, the...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • Economy not yet strong enough to lift interest rates, Fed's Dudley says

    Economy not yet strong enough to lift interest rates, Fed's Dudley says
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Thursday the economy still isn't strong enough to handle an increase in interest rates, but he expressed hope that will change sometime next year. William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing

    Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing
    WASHINGTON -- In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years. Other data on Thursday showed the number of new jobless claims rose last week but remained near a 14-...
  • Deflation 'very unlikely' in U.S., Fed's Rosengren says

    Deflation 'very unlikely' in U.S., Fed's Rosengren says
    (Reuters) - Deflation is “very unlikely” in the United States but there is some risk of it in Europe, hence the European Central Bank's recent stimulus warnings, a top Federal Reserve official said. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren,...
  • Fed's bond-buying program over but jury's still out on its success

    Fed's bond-buying program over but jury's still out on its success
    The Federal Reserve has ended its roughly $3.7 trillion program of bond buying, leaving in its wake hard questions Did it strengthen the economic recovery? If so, by how much? What are the long-run effects? Should it be used again? We don't have good...
  • Maurice Greenberg puts U.S. handling of AIG bailout on trial

    Maurice R. Greenberg, the ousted chief executive of American International Group Inc., was practically laughed out of New York for claiming that he and other shareholders were shortchanged by the U.S. government's $182-billion bailout of AIG. No one's...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...