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  • UBS Wealth ramps up allocation to North American stocks, cuts Europe

    LONDON (Reuters) - UBS Wealth Management has added to its overweight position in North American equities and cut back on European stocks, encouraged by recent U.S. earnings and growth data, the world's largest wealth manager said on Tuesday. "We have...
  • Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July

    Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July
    New-home construction in the U.S. surged to an eight-month high in July, lifting the stock market and prospects for a broader economic recovery. Housing starts jumped 15.7% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce...
  • Janet Yellen says no 'simple recipe' for Fed on interest rate hikes

    Resisting pressure to more quickly tighten monetary policy, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in...
  • Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. "I'd be open to anything - learning a new trade or...
  • Fed 'mired' in debate at margins of labor market: Plosser

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is "mired" in debate over corners of the U.S. labor market that it has little chance of improving, and it should instead prepare the public for an interest-rate rise, a Fed official known for his hawkish...
  • Fed's Bullard says no 'significant' slack in U.S. labor market

    (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday that little slack remained in the U.S. labor market and that the central bank should not be too timid when the times comes to raise interest rates. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told...
  • S&P 500 hits milestone, climbs past 2,000 for first time

    The stock market hit a new milestone Monday. Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won't soon end. On Friday,...
  • Investors await Yellen's words from Wyoming, where Fed meets this week

    This week, the Federal Reserve will go into one of the most carefully scrutinized events of the year when it debates whether employment has healed enough to let interest rates start to rise. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak at...
  • Inside Fed, what to tell markets a nagging question

    The purchase of trillions of dollars of government and mortgage bonds has made some investors nervous that the bond buying was akin to printing money and will eventually spark hard-to-control inflation. Financial markets, for now, are more worried about...
  • Fed's Lockhart says early rate hike could hurt progress: BBG Radio

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart warned of the risk of an early interest rate hike and said he maintained the view that mid-year 2015 was likely the best time to begin tightening monetary policy. "I think...
  • Barring 'very, very strong data,' Fed's Lockhart sees mid-2015 hike

    (Reuters) - Only signs of a much stronger U.S. economy will lead the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates before the middle of next year, a top Fed policymaker said on Friday. Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, said he...