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  • AutoNation's Jackson moves up on Federal Reserve's Atlanta board

    AutoNation's Jackson moves up on Federal Reserve's Atlanta board
    AutoNation chief executive Mike Jackson is elevating his role yet again at the Federal Reserve Bank, this time becoming deputy chair of its board of directors for the U.S. southeast region. Jackson joined the nine-member board of the regional Federal...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • 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...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment...
  • Jobless claims jump, but one-month average lowest since 2000

    Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market. About 283,000 people filed for...
  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...
  • Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program

    Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program
    Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end the central bank's controversial bond-buying stimulus program, determining the economy is strong enough to remove the unprecedented support. The Fed also kept its benchmark short-term interest rate...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Ronald McKinnon dies at 79; economist opposed Fed asset purchases

    Ronald McKinnon, a retired professor of economics at Stanford University who warned Federal Reserve policy makers including former Chairman Ben Bernanke that its large-scale asset purchases would harm the economy, has died. He was 79. He died...
  • CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets

    CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets
    CME Group set a single-day volume record on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the global economy, the world's largest futures market operator said on Thursday. Volumes across all of CME's asset classes reached 39,567,064 contracts, easily topping the...
  • Upbeat South Fla. businesses report expanding economy

    Upbeat South Fla. businesses report expanding economy
    South Florida businesses have become more upbeat about the economy this summer and are "very optimistic forĀ  the remainder of the year," according to an analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank. "Overall, as 2014 progresses, business contacts continue...