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  • 1st-quarter profits look bad -- but could have been worse

    1st-quarter profits look bad -- but could have been worse
    This has to be the classic good news-bad news story. The bad news is that U.S. companies are about half way through reporting profits for the first three months of this year and the results are disappointing. In fact, this could be the first time...
  • Fed's Dudley hopeful of interest rate hike this year despite weak data

    Fed's Dudley hopeful of interest rate hike this year despite weak data
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday that he was hopeful the central bank will raise its benchmark short-term interest rate this year despite recent weak economic data. William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,...
  • Fueled by gas prices, inflation edges up in March for second straight month

    Fueled by gas prices, inflation edges up in March for second straight month
    Inflation edged up in March for the second straight month as gas prices continued to rebound after their steep drop. The consumer price index increased 0.2%, the same as in February, the Labor Department said Friday. February's increase was the first in...
  • Former Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke to advise Citadel hedge fund

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will work as advisor to a leading hedge fund, becoming another onetime Washington official to move into the high-paying financial industry. Bernanke will be an "outside senior advisor" at Citadel, a...
  • Former Fed Chairman Bernanke named Citadel adviser

    Former Fed Chairman Bernanke named Citadel adviser
    Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has been named as an outside senior adviser to Citadel, the Chicago investment firm founded by billionaire Ken Griffin. The firm said Bernanke will consult with Citadel teams on monetary policy,...
  • Letters: Raps Ayn Rand; 'Messiah' sing-alongs; Rain tax boogeyman

    Letters: Raps Ayn Rand; 'Messiah' sing-alongs; Rain tax boogeyman
    Raps Ayn Rand In response to Talbot Manvel (The Capital, April 11): The hyperbole surrounding Ayn Rand is just that, hyperbole. Rather than deal in her pseudo-objective philosophy, I prefer to deal in facts. Rand was a Russian-born fiction writer....
  • Weak economic growth to continue, experts say

     Weak economic growth to continue, experts say
    Something's not quite right. You wouldn't know it if you looked at the stock market, which has been soaring recently in Europe, Japan and China and is up modestly in the U.S. too. But economists know something's off kilter — that the hangover from...
  • IMF sees modest, uneven growth in global economy

    IMF sees modest, uneven growth in global economy
    Global economic growth is likely to remain modest and highly uneven, and the longer-term prospects are even more sobering, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF, in its latest outlook released Tuesday ahead of its spring meeting in...
  • Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?

    Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?
    Whenever we're out and about, people who know us from the paper, or recognize the Champion Realty ball caps we wear to work around the house, always have the same question: "How's the market?" Last weekend, we got that question from a lady at the...
  • Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66%, Freddie Mac says
    Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66%, down from last week’s 3.7% The average offering rate for 15-...
  • The jobs market weakens, but stock investors like that

     The jobs market weakens, but stock investors like that
    The jobs picture has been slipping along with the economy lately, but investors seem to like the weakness. On Friday, investors were shaken temporarily when the government reported that far fewer people had been hired lately than analysts had expected....