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  • Ruble rises after Russia pledges market interventions

    MOSCOW The ruble made gains Wednesday against the dollar and the euro after the Russian government pledged to defend the currency, which had plummeted this week to record lows. It took 61.7 rubles to buy a dollar on the Moscow stock exchange in late...
  • Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike

    Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy. Closing out a two-...
  • Investors in beat-up oil bonds lean on banks for rescue

    Independent oil exploration and production companies are leaning heavily on bank credit lines to survive plunging crude prices, making it a nervous time for U.S. funds holding their junk-rated debt. "The question is, 'How long do the banks keep the heart...
  • President Obama's statement on Cuba policy change

    Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our...
  • Greek political fallout a worry, but financial contagion seen limited

    Five years after Greece sparked a sovereign debt crisis that threatened the euro's survival, the country again has the potential to rattle its currency partners if Greeks have to elect a new government next month. But this time any fallout for the euro...
  • Bank of England policymakers see oil price fall lowering short-term inflation

    Bank of England policymakers focused heavily on falling oil prices in their December meeting, and the majority who have been voting to keep interest rates on hold appeared slightly more united. Minutes of the BoE Monetary Policy Committee's Dec. 3-4...
  • Japan government panel sees fiscal goal 'hard to meet' without radical steps: draft

    A finance ministry's key fiscal panel has called for drastic steps to cut government spending and secure revenue to meet Tokyo's aim of halving the primary budget deficit next year, a draft proposal showed, describing the goal as "quite difficult". The...
  • TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS, For release 12/17/14

    ((NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tribune.com.) TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS Tax-free money funds with assets of $100 million or more that are...
  • 8 year-end tax planning tips

    Before you shut down for the holidays, remember that just a few hours spent reviewing your financial life may help boost your bottom line -- and put a dent in your holiday shopping bills! Here are eight ideas to consider, which could minimize taxes before...
  • China's Baidu Confirms Uber Stake Buy

    HONG KONG -- Chinese online giant Baidu on Wednesday confirmed that it has become a strategic shareholder in Uber, the taxi hailing app. Details of the detail were not disclosed, but multiple Chinese sources have pegged the investment at some $600...
  • Wall Street's Democrats

    Wall Street's Democrats
    In Washington's coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations are likely to be on the table along with potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare. But no one on Capitol Hill believes ...