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  • Fed survey: 40% of households show signs of financial stress

    Four out of 10 American households were straining financially five years after the Great Recession -- many struggling with tight credit, education debt and retirement issues, according to a new Federal Reserve survey of consumers. The Fed study shows...
  • Money market rules designed to increase awareness

     Money market rules designed to increase awareness
    Do you feel cozy having your money in a money market fund in your 401(k), college savings plan or brokerage account? With memories of the darkest days of the financial crisis now blotted out by five years of economic healing, you may have forgotten...
  • Bitcoin trading website accused of defrauding thousands of customers

    A major bitcoin-to-gold trading website is facing a class-action lawsuit after allegedly defrauding thousands of customers. Coinabul LLC, a service based in Wyoming that exchanges bitcoin, an online currency, for precious metals, continued accepting...
  • U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

    WASHINGTON The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear. Offsetting a dismal start...
  • U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter

    U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter
    The economy's strong second-quarter growth showed the recovery has regained momentum after a brutal winter and could signal a quicker end to the era of rock-bottom interest rates. The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.

    Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people: The ads touting reverse mortgages are hard to miss if...
  • July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing

    July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing
    July’s employment report showing net growth of 209,000 jobs was below expectations and a sharp tail-off from the previous month, but still represents a solid gain that shows the recovery from the Great Recession is advancing, economists said....
  • 'Buy what you know' can be dangerous

    Legendary investor Peter Lynch, whose investment management skills helped attract billions of dollars into the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 until 1990, once famously advised small investors, "Buy what you know." The concept was simple: If you buy what...
  • Global markets untroubled by world's chaos

    The world feels especially scary lately. There has been mayhem in the Middle East, Russia seems on the verge of becoming a rogue state, violence in Central America is driving children to make the harrowing trek to the U.S. border, and much of Asia is...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: Second-quarter advance GDP, ADP employment survey for July Local earnings: Acco Brands Corp., Allstate Corp.,  Hospira Inc., Ingredion Inc., KapStone Paper & Packaging, Kraft Foods Group Inc., Littelfuse Inc., Nanophase Technologies Corp., R.R....
  • Fed should not let economy overheat, Fisher tells CNBC

    (Reuters) - It would be dangerous for the Federal Reserve to allow the economy to overheat in order to push unemployment down further and faster, a top Fed official said on Friday. "I don't buy that argument that we should for example run an...