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  • Less than 1 in 4 Americans in survey know Janet Yellen is Fed chair

    Less than 1 in 4 Americans in survey know Janet Yellen is Fed chair
    Janet L. Yellen made history this year when she became the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, but most Americans apparently didn't notice. Just 24% correctly identified her as the central bank's chair in results of a nationwide poll released...
  • Obama urges regulators to tailor standards for financial firms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gathered the top U.S. market regulators at the White House on Monday and urged them to look for ways to tailor rules based on financial firms' size and complexity. The White House, in a readout of the...
  • Ex-Treasury Secretary Paulson says AIG bailout was punitive

    Ex-Treasury Secretary Paulson says AIG bailout was punitive
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson told a packed courtroom on Monday that AIG shareholders were singled out for punishment as part of the U.S. government's attempt to contain the contagion of the 2008 financial crisis....
  • Stocks edge lower; H&R Block sinks

    U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower, giving up an early gain. Some encouraging corporate news failed to give the broader stock market a boost on Monday, and stocks edged lower as investors waited for news on the outlook for the Federal Reserve's...
  • Austerity versus growth version 3.0 at G20/IMF

    LONDON (Reuters) - World policymakers gather in Washington later this week to ponder how to sustain economic recovery at a time when the United States is about to turn off its money taps. Given the same G20 finance ministers and central bankers met in...
  • Unemployment rate drops to 5.9% as job growth rebounds

    Job growth rebounded strongly last month and the unemployment rate fell below 6% for the first time in more than six years, easing fears the labor market was faltering again and providing a boost to congressional Democrats before the midterm elections....
  • The Week Ahead: Washington to revisit the recession

    Investors are right to focus on what's to come for markets such as the beginning of third quarter earnings season. However, in the week ahead, a Washington, D.C. courtroom revisits the extraordinary and never before taken actions by the U.S. government...
  • Unemployment rate falls to 6-year low

    Unemployment rate falls to 6-year low
    U.S. employers ramped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, bolstering bets the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in mid-2015. Friday's report on employment is the most significant gauge of the economy's health...
  • Economists relieved by strong jobs report but still see worrisome signs

    Economists relieved by strong jobs report but still see worrisome signs
    The strong September jobs report was a relief to economists after a surprising hiring slowdown the previous month. But there were worrisome signs in Friday’s data about wage growth and discouraged workers that showed the recovery from the Great...
  • Burst of hiring sends stocks to higher close

    Investors think the U.S. economy is at a perfect temperature for stocks: not too hot, not too cold. The latest evidence came Friday in a jobs report that showed a pickup in hiring last month that could mean more people with paychecks, more spending...
  • Investors batten down hatches for volatile end to 2014

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors are starting to cut back on stock market positions, wary of a wave of financial market turbulence in the final quarter of 2014 as the era of cheap money ends. The tide turned abruptly this week with the close of the...