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  • IMF cuts global growth outlook, warns of stagnation risk in rich nations

    WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies. The IMF...
  • UK mortgage approvals rise in June for first time since January

    LONDON, (Reuters) - British mortgage approvals picked up in June and were stronger than expected after falling for the previous four months while banks introduced more stringent checks on borrowers. The Bank of England said on Tuesday that mortgage...
  • China to hold key economic meeting in October: state TV

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will hold in October the fourth plenary session, a meeting of top officials where economic issues will be discussed, state television quoted the country's Politburo as saying. The Politburo is a top decision-making body of the...
  • Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs

    Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs
    A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The rise in the Consumer Price Index was less than the seasonally adjusted...
  • G20 watchdog orders Libor alternatives by 2016 in benchmark reform

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global regulators will implement a twin-track approach to ensuring interest rate benchmarks are less prone to manipulation, recommending safeguards to the current system as well as developing alternatives. Ten banks and brokerages...
  • Good time to buy? Home sales, inventory rise in June

    Good time to buy? Home sales, inventory rise in June
    The nation's housing market showed more signs of health in June, with home prices and sales on the rise. Sales of previously owned homes -- the vast bulk of the housing market -- in June hit their highest level since October, according to a report...
  • RATEGRAM'S BEST CREDIT CARD DEALS, For immediate release

    These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of Apr. 23. If you typically pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards...
  • Student loan refinancing bill fails U.S. Senate hurdle

    Student loan refinancing bill fails U.S. Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON - Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections....
  • Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April

    Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April
    U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April, suggesting a sharp rebound in economic activity early in the second quarter. Nonfarm payrolls surged 288,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was the...
  • Family finances: how higher interest rates will affect you

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Rising rates have been the talk of Wall Street -- and Main Street -- for months. The yield on 10-year Treasuries has climbed more than one-half percentage point over the past 12 months, to 2.7 percent. But not all rates...
  • Connecticut's Neighbors Courting Employers

    Neighboring states are actively working to improve their business climates, which adds to the importance of our legislators making critical decisions to signal Connecticut's competitiveness before the current session of the General Assembly ends. New...