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  • Dollar's surge could delay Fed decision to raise rates

    Dollar's surge could delay Fed decision to raise rates
    The interest rate on an American home mortgage later this year could depend a lot on how many euros, yen, pesos and rupees a dollar will fetch. The dollar's steep ascent against many of the world's currencies since last summer could help delay the first...
  • Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

     Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans
    Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and...
  • U.S. job growth slows sharply in March to 126,000

    U.S. job growth slows sharply in March to 126,000
    The sharp retreat in hiring last month to the slowest pace in more than a year reflects lost economic momentum in the U.S. — and may make the Federal Reserve more reluctant to start raising interest rates as early as June. The Labor Department...
  • New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages

    New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages
    Generally speaking, thinking about a burger and fries is fun, while thinking about the Federal Reserve is kinda dull. Here's a chance to combine topics into a happy meal of sorts: McDonald's plan to raise the minimum wage for certain workers is smart...
  • Banks raising credit card borrowing limits for subprime customers

    Banks raising credit card borrowing limits for subprime customers
    The nation's major banks are more readily raising borrowing limits for credit card customers — including those with blemished credit histories — and are facing higher risks as a result. With profits pinched by tighter regulation and low...
  • Investors rage as interest rates rise

    As we close out the first quarter of the year, it appears that some have entered the third stage of the psychological condition known as "investor angst" (IA). This malady's primary symptom causes overarching worry about how every holding in an investment...
  • Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz

    Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz
    Baltimore is pushing hard to put abolitionist and underground railroad icon Harriet Tubman's portrait on the 20-dollar bill, replacing the War of 1812 hero, Indian-remover, central-bank-vetoer, Democratic Party-founder, and no longer stylish Andrew...
  • Fed's Lacker says there's 'strong' case for June interest rate hike

    Fed's Lacker says there's 'strong' case for June interest rate hike
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said some of the recent economic weakness probably was caused by bad weather and insisted that a “strong” case for raising interest rates in June still exists. Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal...
  • Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog

    Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke launched a blog Monday, devoting his first post to a stout defense against critics of his policy of historically low interest rates to combat the effects of the Great Recession. Bernanke said he would post...
  • Clive Crook: Follow data on monetary policy

    The Federal Reserve wants to get monetary policy back to normal without scaring or surprising the financial markets. Now, try defining "normal," and you can see it's going to be difficult. A vital instrument of abnormal monetary policy has been the...
  • Wall Street keeping a close eye on wages

    The stock market moved sideways and down this week as investors sorted through a welter of conflicting data about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery: consumer spending up, inventories down, dollar stronger, output forecasts lowered. But,...