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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • Here's the single best analysis of the Halbig anti-Obamacare ruling

    Here's the single best analysis of the Halbig anti-Obamacare ruling
    Northwestern University law and political science professor Andrew Koppelman moves past the absurd legal theory underlying the Halbig ruling on the Affordable Care Act -- in which a federal appeals court invalidated subsidies provided to insurance...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • This billionaire is still trying to make you panic about federal debt

    This billionaire is still trying to make you panic about federal debt
    Crusaders know they're nothing without something to crusade against. That's undoubtedly why hedge fund billionaire Peter G. Peterson keeps harping on the federal debt. It's the same reason that army generals talk up the capabilities of national enemies,...
  • CME to buy GFI Group for energy and FX units

    CME to buy GFI Group for energy and FX units
    CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, will buy derivatives broker GFI Group Inc to expand its reach in the European energy and global foreign exchange markets, CME said on Wednesday. CME, owner of the Chicago Board of Trade and...
  • Readers shed more light on latest twist on credit card interest scam calls

     
    My column today on the latest twist in the credit card interest rate scam hit home with a lot of people, and I'm starting to see a trend emerge. I've heard from about a dozen people today who have received......
  • Letters: Constructing a better DWP

    Re “A big push for DWP contract,” Aug. 17, and “Accountability and the DWP,” Editorial, Aug. 16 I have nothing against the Department of Water and Power nor the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18. I believe...
  • Fed's Lockhart in no rush to raise rates despite upbeat outlook

    Fed's Lockhart in no rush to raise rates despite upbeat outlook
    A top Federal Reserve official says he's "not in a rush" to start raising the central bank's rock-bottom interest rates despite his view that the economy is improving after a weather-related winter slowdown. Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal...
  • Traders pocketed $256 million on Federal Reserve leaks, study finds

    Traders pocketed $256 million on Federal Reserve leaks, study finds
    Traders may have made up to $256 million in illicit profit by getting early word of the Federal Reserve’s decisions to loosen or tighten the money supply, according to researchers at Singapore Management University. The researchers cited “...
  • A new housing bubble?

    A new housing bubble?
    Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...
  • Massive recall expenses slash General Motors' first-quarter profit

    Massive recall expenses slash General Motors' first-quarter profit
    Heavy spending to repair more than 6 million vehicles in the first quarter triggered an 88% plunge in General Motors Co. earnings for the period, compared to a year earlier. The nation’s largest automaker said it earned just $108 million, or 8...