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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Yellen sees improved economic growth, worries about housing slowdown

    Yellen sees improved economic growth, worries about housing slowdown
    Weak economic growth in the first three months of the year was mostly due to temporary factors such as the weather, and the recovery should pick up the rest of the year, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday. "With the...
  • Why and how should you start saving for retirement before you hit 35

    Brazen Careerist The news is full of articles about how few baby boomers are prepared financially for retirement. Yet many retirees have plenty of money to get through their golden years. Why are some baby boomers financially prepared for retirement...
  • Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy emerging from a weather-induced winter slowdown but gave no hints of when the central bank might start raising rock-bottom interest rates. In Capitol Hill...
  • Rates on fixed mortgages fall again

    Rates on fixed mortgages fall again
    A dismal report on first-quarter economic growth is good news for homebuyers. Fixed mortgage rates declined for a second consecutive week this week, taking the average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate loan down to its lowest level since Nov. 7,...
  • Greek land mine scandal sparks far-reaching investigation

    Tens of millions of dollars in public funding for nongovernmental aid organizations is under scrutiny after the arrest of the head of a mine-clearing organization accused of embezzling $12.4 million, Greek authorities say. Three civil servants could...
  • Mortgage rates defy forecasts

    As 2014 arrived, experts were confident that the 30-year mortgage rate would rise to at least 5% this year as the Federal Reserve cut back a bond-buying program, which had depressed the rates to unheard-of lows in 2013. So much for the experts. The...
  • The tax they're not talking about [Editorial]

    The tax they're not talking about  [Editorial]
    With varying degrees of aggressiveness and specificity, all seven candidates for governor are pledging to change Maryland's tax code. The ideas range from eliminating the income tax altogether (Republicans David Craig and Charles Lollar) to raising...
  • 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 “...
  • State announces $2 million lending settlement

    State announces $2 million lending settlement
    A South Dakota-based payday lender and its California partner are to pay about $2 million under the terms of a settlement designed to address "abusive" lending and collection activities, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Monday....
  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • Credit card interest scams get more interesting

    Audrey Ohl got worried when her caller ID showed Woodlawn Fire Department in South Whitehall Township was ringing her phone. One of her children lives in that area. "I thought, Oh my gosh, what's happening? Did something happen at their house and they'...