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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Economy showing improvement, Fed 'beige book' survey shows

    A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the last two months in areas that include manufacturing, construction, retail sales and bank lending. Seven of the Fed's 12 regions — Boston, New York, Richmond, Chicago,...
  • European Commission: Lithuania ready to join Eurozone in 2015

    European Commission: Lithuania ready to join Eurozone in 2015
    Lithuania will become the 19th nation to adopt Europe's common currency next year when it joins its Baltic sister republics in the Eurozone. The European Commission announced Wednesday that the former Soviet republic that failed to meet Eurozone entry...
  • Deflation-wary European Central Bank cuts deposit rate to below zero

    In a bid to spur growth and avert the dangerous threat of deflation in the sluggish Eurozone economy, the European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and took the unprecedented step of lowering the bank deposit rate below zero....
  • Should college grad get car loan to build credit history?

    Should college grad get car loan to build credit history?
    Dear Liz: Our son is graduating from college and needs a car for his new job. Is this an opportunity to help him establish a good credit rating? His credit union offers loans to first-time auto buyers who don't have a credit history, but the interest rate...
  • Investing: the midyear outlook for stocks

    We predicted in January that Standard & Poor's 500-stock index would finish the year in the vicinity of 1900, and the Dow Jones industrial average would close above 17,000. We still think that's a good, conservative bet, although it's possible that stocks...
  • Jerry Brown weighs in on Apple taxes, gets ire of the Irish

    Jerry Brown weighs in on Apple taxes, gets ire of the Irish
    Irish media are raising a fuss over Gov. Jerry Brown's comments on the Irish tax laws that shelter Apple from billions of dollars in U.S. taxes. "I don't know how you got to have Apple to have so much of their business in Ireland, we thought they were a...
  • More than one way to tackle student loan debt

    More than one way to tackle student loan debt
    When interest rates go down, many people with outstanding loans — house, car, home equity — start looking around at refinancing options. Unless your debt is a student loan, in which case federal law places you in a different category from...
  • Craig hopes experience translates into victory

    Craig hopes experience translates into victory
    Second in a series of profiles of candidates for governor. If a political resume were enough for victory, David R. Craig would be a sure thing to win the Republican nomination for governor. Havre de Grace city councilman, mayor, member of the House of...
  • Pastor, Movie Producer T.D. Jakes on Faith and Filmmaking

    As both an African-American and a person of faith, I have watched with great consternation while the missing reflection of the world in which I live in was previously being poorly served. While I applaud the new-found proliferation of products that serve...
  • 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....
  • Real estate appreciation depends on improved job market

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I love listening to Ilyce's radio show and following her on Twitter. One of the things she speaks about -- and I agree -- is how the real estate market has not turned around yet. Between true unemployment being at...