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  • Inflation increases slightly in April as energy prices remain low

    Inflation increases slightly in April as energy prices remain low
    Inflation increased slightly in April as energy prices remained low and costs for groceries, clothing and airfares declined, the Labor Department said Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.1%, in line with economists' forecasts, boosted by a big...
  • 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...
  • Fed minutes indicate June rate hike unlikely

    Fed minutes indicate June rate hike unlikely
    Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed when they met last month that June would be too early to start raising interest rates, as they debated whether the economy's winter weakness would fade or persist. While "a few" Fed officials believed that...
  • Hillary Clinton tees up an argument for opposing the TPP

    Hillary Clinton tees up an argument for opposing the TPP
    You know that old joke about how to tell when a politician is lying? Along those lines, here's how to tell when politicians are looking for a way to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership without looking like a protectionist or a captive of organized...
  • No interest rate relief for savers

    As expected, when the Federal Reserve concluded its most recent two-day policy meeting, the central bankers decided to keep short-term interest rates at zero to one-quarter of a percent, which is where they have been since December 2008. In fact, it has...
  • Stocks whipsawed by rising bond yields

    Stocks whipsawed by rising bond yields
    Most people don't attend dress rehearsals so they can figure out how a play might be enacted later. But in these unusual times, the sharp volatility of the stock market lately may be helpful to observe if you want to make sense of the wild swings that...
  • April jobs report reassures investors

    April jobs report reassures investors
    Did someone say "Goldilocks"? You bet they did after Friday's jobs report. Neither too hot, nor too cold for investors' liking, the fairy tale name was bantered about by analysts putting a label on the nation's lukewarm jobs picture. Just as...
  • Letters: Crashing the economy; Just plain sad

    Letters: Crashing the economy; Just plain sad
    Crashing the economy In response to Lee Caudle's letter (The Capital, April 16), which claims that Ayn Rand's free- market principles were the cause of the 2008 financial crisis: Nothing can be further from the truth. It was caused by government...
  • City National critics want 'bank to the stars' to 'cater to the poor'

    City National critics want 'bank to the stars' to 'cater to the poor'
    Demands by advocates for low- and moderate-income banking customers are complicating the approval of a second major acquisition this year — Royal Bank of Canada's proposed $5.4-billion takeover of City National Corp. in Los Angeles. Community...
  • Pope Francis says gender pay gap a 'pure scandal,' but all's not equal

    Pope Francis says gender pay gap a 'pure scandal,' but all's not equal
    Pope Francis on Wednesday called the gender pay gap a "pure scandal," urging equal pay for equal work among men and women at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. As he opposes women becoming priests, equal work may be trickier. A former...
  • Noting slow economic growth, Fed keeps interest rate hike on hold

    Noting slow economic growth, Fed keeps interest rate hike on hold
    The economy suffered through another case of the wintertime blues this year as growth slowed nearly to a halt, probably delaying a Federal Reserve interest rate hike until September or later. Total economic output, also known as gross domestic product,...