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  • The value of a strong dollar

    The value of a strong dollar
    President Harry Truman was once heard expressing an odd wish to meet a one-armed economist. Why? Because he tired of economists who provided explanations that included the terms "on one hand" and "on the other hand." He wanted simple, unequivocal answers,...
  • Dow plummets 268 points as oil price drop sinks energy stocks

    Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off in oil was an OPEC report that projected demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade. Demand for the...
  • Fed needs to move on interest rates soon

    Fed needs to move on interest rates soon
    Federal Reserve policymakers meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss when to raise interest rates and how they will communicate those intentions without upsetting financial markets or the economic recovery. Unfortunately, the Fed is constrained by its own...
  • Dow plunges 312 points as oil price drop pummels energy stocks

    U.S. stocks sank, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its biggest weekly drop in two-and-a-half years, as oil continued to slide and Chinese industrial data raised concern over a global economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial...
  • Industrial production jumps in November as factories heat up

    Industrial production jumps in November as factories heat up
    Factories heated up last month, helping fuel the biggest jump in overall industrial production in two years, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Industrial production, which includes output from manufacturers, mines and utilities, increased 1.3% in...
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • Investors who ignored predictions reaped big gains

    Investors who ignored predictions reaped big gains
    It was easy to make money in stocks and bonds in 2014. You merely had to ignore the predictions made early in the year about the strength of the U.S. economy, ignore the worries that erupted during the year about everything from Ebola to Europe's near...
  • Dow jumps 421 points, buoyed by Fed's interest rate stance

    Dow jumps 421 points, buoyed by Fed's interest rate stance
    Wall Street capped a worldwide rally in stocks as investors signaled their approval of the Federal Reserve's go-slow approach on raising its rock-bottom benchmark interest rate — even in the face of still-falling crude oil prices. The Dow Jones...
  • After 2014's party, investors in US stock market may face a hangover

    After 2014's party, investors in US stock market may face a hangover
    Revelers ringing in of the new year this week need to watch out for the next day's hangover. And investors may experience a similar feeling early in 2015 after a two-year run that has propelled U.S. stocks up by nearly 50 percent. Headed into the last...
  • MetLife designated too big to fail

    MetLife designated too big to fail
    Federal regulators Friday designated MetLife Inc. for special oversight, saying the insurer is so big that its failure or other major problems would pose a threat to the U.S. financial system. In a 9-1 vote, the Financial Stability Oversight Council --...