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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Pimco rehiring a former top exec to quell uproar over CEO resignation

    Pacific Investment Management Co. is rehiring a former top executive in its latest bid to overcome the furor still lingering from the surprise resignation of its chief executive early this year. The Newport Beach bond fund giant said Tuesday that Paul...
  • Fed expected to start reducing balance sheet next year, survey says

    Federal Reserve officials are expected to start slowly reducing the central bank's $4.2 trillion in assets next year after the end of a key stimulus program that has helped dramatically increase the size of its balance sheet, according to survey results...
  • Savers and a grim outlook

    Exactly two years ago, I wrote a column titled "Coping in a low interest world". At the time, short-term interest rates were essentially zero and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hovered at around 2.4 percent. Soon after, 10-year yields plunged to 40-...
  • These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of May. 30. 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 listed below feature special introductory or "teaser" rates for a specified time before regular rates apply. Additional fees...
  • Financing a grad school education

    Financing a grad school education
    Americans with advanced degrees are more likely to be higher earners than those with bachelor's degrees or less education, and less likely to be jobless, according to representatives from student loan giant Sallie Mae. In December, the unemployment...
  • Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements

     Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements
    Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending. But Valocchi, 60, may not be...
  • Speaker Boehner is right: Immigration reform is hard

    The stories about Republicans criticizing House Speaker John A. Boehner for his comments about immigration reform reminded me of one of my favorite anecdotes from the days when Democrat Tom Foley was speaker. For those who aren't regular readers of...
  • First-quarter GDP barely rises, but Fed says growth gaining momentum

    First-quarter GDP barely rises, but Fed says growth gaining momentum
    WASHINGTON — The nearly 5-year-old recovery stalled in the first quarter, but the Federal Reserve said consumer spending and economic growth are picking up momentum following a harsh winter. In an upbeat assessment, the Fed said Wednesday that...
  • Strategic default may help seriously underwater homeowner

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I purchased a condo in Atlanta in 2006 with an 80/20 loan, the 20 percent being a home equity loan. The 80 percent primary loan is a Fannie Mae loan with a five-year initial period that is fixed-rate...
  • Mortgage rates fall, 30-year fixed average at 4.29%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates fall, 30-year fixed average at 4.29%, Freddie Mac says
    With inflation fears at bay, fixed-rate home loans got a bit cheaper this week, with Freddie Mac’s survey putting the average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage at 4.29%, down from 4.33% a week ago. The average rate for 15-year fixed mortgages...
  • L.A. councilman wants Wall Street banks to cut bond refinance fees

    A Los Angeles city councilman wants out of deals with two Wall Street banks he says are costing the city money. Councilman Paul Koretz introduced a motion Friday that calls on two banks to either renegotiate contracts with the city at no cost, or for...