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  • Susan Tompor: Wall Street wonders how long the party will last

    Summer may be off to a pleasant economic start but every day investors still are wondering if they need more protection than a dab of sunscreen. The Federal Reserve offered a modestly upbeat forecast last week on the U.S. economy. The Fed noted that...
  • 'Prize-linked' accounts offer cash prizes as incentive to save

    WASHINGTON A new type of savings account taps into the Powerball fantasies of Americans by giving customers the opportunity to win cash prizes every time they make a deposit. Proponents of so-called "prize-linked" accounts hope that the prospect of a no-...
  • Finding a soft landing when bond prices fall

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) Contemplating the end of a 30-year bull run in bond prices is a bit like waiting to go to the dentist for some long-needed procedure. You know it needs...
  • U.S. inflation hinges on long-term unemployed: Fed study

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Whether U.S. inflation next year rises above or remains stuck below the Federal Reserve's 2-percent target will depend in large part on how easily the long-term unemployed find work, a study published on Monday by the San...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

    Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
    It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...
  • Dow soars above 17,000 for 1st time on jobs news

    Dow soars above 17,000 for 1st time on jobs news
    The stock market has rallied this year on hope that economic growth would finally accelerate beyond its sluggish pace. That bet seemed to pay off Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average vaulted over 17,000 for the first time. Share prices...
  • Job growth is robust in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1%, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts' expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs in June, surpassing expectations

    Five years after the recession, the job market is finally hitting stride as small businesses add workers and local governments restore battered payrolls. U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in June across a broad spectrum of businesses, the Labor...
  • Fed awards record amount of reverse repos

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve awarded a record amount of reverse repurchase agreements to banks, money market funds and mortgage finance agencies on Monday, according to the New York Federal Reserve. The U.S. central bank has ramped up...
  • 'Easy money' helped to hold down unemployment, researchers find

    Without the Fed and its low interest rates, the jobless rate would have been higher these past few years pretty much all economists agree on that. But how much worse would things have been? A paper written by two economists for the Federal Reserve...