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  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs in June, surpassing expectations

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Did old friend deserve a drubbing for his shady business practices?

    How honest should you be with old friends when you find their business dealings objectionable? Recently, a reader was contacted by a high school classmate letting him know that he'd be visiting the reader's hometown, had some free time, and wondered if...
  • U.S. and China say they 'narrowed differences' in Beijing talks

    U.S. and China say they 'narrowed differences' in Beijing talks
    U.S. and Chinese officials said Thursday that they had “narrowed differences” during two days of high-level, wide-ranging talks on issues including cyber-security, climate change, foreign exchange rates, economic reforms and bilateral...
  • Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected

    Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected
    The mortgage market, which had been beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. Home lending, which hit a 14-year low in the first quarter of this year, was much stronger than expected during the second...
  • Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
  • 36% of adults lack retirement savings, including many 65 or older

    36% of adults lack retirement savings, including many 65 or older
    More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, and 14% of those ages 65 and older also haven’t put money away yet, according to a new study. The low savings rate for people at or approaching retirement age is alarming, said Greg...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money

    Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money
    Orlando landlord Brian Lunsford needed $40,000 to renovate a house that a college student almost burned down, so he turned to an online crowdfunding site. Within two days, more than a dozen investors had each agreed to loan him an average of $2,800...