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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Hogan posts strong fundraising in GOP campaign for governor

    Hogan posts strong fundraising in GOP campaign for governor
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has emerged as a major force in his party's chase for campaign cash, collecting more money since he joined the race three months ago than his rivals took in all of last year, figures from the campaign show....
  • Hiring an agent

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I need help trying to find a good agent to help me to sell my home. I have a back fracture and I am now indigent. I lost my job due to the injury, and the government will not provide any help and I have nowhere to...