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  • Ex-Fed Chair Bernanke: wanted to stop AIG default, not punish firm

    Ex-Fed Chair Bernanke: wanted to stop AIG default, not punish firm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday that he was hesitant to bail out American International Group in 2008, but he was primarily concerned that the insurer "was on the brink of default" and not about punishing...
  • Top Fed official fears people 'expect too much' from central bank

    Top Fed official fears people 'expect too much' from central bank
    A top Federal Reserve official said Friday that Americans “expect too much” from the central bank, particularly when it comes to reducing unemployment. Charles Plosser, a voting member on the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee, said...
  • Showbiz Stocks Hit As Dow Plunges Over 300 Points

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 300 points on Thursday while the NASDAQ gave up 90 points as two weeks of seesaw activity in the major indices drove investor anxiety. The Dow's 334-point drop on Thursday came on the heels of a 272-point...
  • Big stock market swings to be the norm for a while

    Don't expect Wall Street to get tame any time soon. The wild gyrations seen in recent days will probably continue as investors weigh worries over the sluggish global economy with the prospects of the Federal Reserve's easy-money policies coming to an...
  • Bill Gross gives somber outlook for financial markets

    In his first presentation to investors since his abrupt departure from Pacific Investment Management Co., "bond king" Bill Gross acknowledged he'd had a "rough few weeks" and would have preferred to retire from Pimco, the Newport Beach investment firm...
  • Europe risks, U.S. caution could delay British rate rises

    LONDON (Reuters) - The risk of a new recession in the euro zone and caution from the U.S. Federal Reserve are weighing on expectations of the timing of a first increase in British borrowing costs, potentially delaying it. The Bank of England, as...
  • Futures suggest traders see U.S. Fed hiking rates in fourth-quarter 2015

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Short-term U.S. interest rates futures were mostly higher early Thursday as traders now see the Federal Reserve will more likely raise policy rates in the fourth quarter in 2015 following a perceived dovish set of minutes on its...
  • Return of volatility brings currency funds a welcome windfall

    LONDON (Reuters) - Big price swings in the foreign exchange market are back and currency funds are reaping the benefit after years of poor returns as central bank cash suppressed the volatility on which they depend. Laith Khalaf, a strategist at...
  • Fed's Williams: Can't wait too long to raise rates

    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official warned on Thursday that the U.S. economy could overheat if the central bank waits too long to raise interest rates. John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed, predicted that inflation and...
  • IMF warns of 'mediocre' growth, calls for coordinated action

    IMF warns of 'mediocre' growth, calls for coordinated action
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The global economy could be stuck on a 'new mediocre' growth path with high debt and unemployment unless policymakers open up labor markets, invest in infrastructure and reform fiscal policies, the head of the International Monetary...
  • Despite failed refi, Bernanke has plenty of mortgage options

    An unidentified lender rejected Ben S. Bernanke's request to refinance the loan on his Washington, D.C., house, but the former chairman of the Federal Reserve could easily have found a deal elsewhere had he looked around, mortgage experts said. Bernanke...