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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Fed's low-interest-rate policies cost savers $758 billion, study says

    Fed's low-interest-rate policies cost savers $758 billion, study says
    The Federal Reserve's low interest rate policies, designed to stimulate the economy, have cost savers about $758 billion since the end of the Great Recession, according to a study released Tuesday. Inflation and low returns on deposits have led bank...
  • More homeowners are becoming first-time landlords

    More homeowners are becoming first-time landlords
    The real estate market has long worked on a simple system: If you want to buy a new house, sell the old one and use the equity for a down payment. But the last few years of low ownership costs and rising rents have some move-up buyers trying a new...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Fed minutes indicate easy-money policy may persist

    Fed minutes indicate easy-money policy may persist
    WASHINGTON — An account of the Federal Reserve's last meeting suggests that policymakers aren't as eager to take away the punch bowl as the market thought. The minutes of the March 18-19 meeting state that Fed officials worried that their...
  • State Settles With Companies Charging 'Exorbitant' Interest Rates

    The state has reached a settlement with two companies that issued loans at annual interest rates of up to 355 percent, Connecticut Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin announced Wednesday. CashCall Inc. and Western Sky Financial LLC have agreed to pay a...
  • Car bomb hits Athens as Greece returns to global bond market

    Car bomb hits Athens as Greece returns to global bond market
    ATHENS -- A powerful car bomb jolted Athens on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries just as the Greek government prepared to raise money from global capital markets for the first time since the country was forced to accept an international bailout...
  • 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...
  • Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup
    MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle...
  • Jeremy Stein to step down from short-handed Federal Reserve Board

    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy C. Stein plans to step down next month, creating another vacancy on the central bank's already short-handed board. Stein, 53, a Harvard economist and former Obama administration advisor, has served on the...
  • Report sees housing bubble echoes in Southern California

    Report sees housing bubble echoes in Southern California
    High prices, climbing interest rates and flat incomes are pushing home-buying out of reach for more Southern Californians, according to a new report Friday from Zillow. And that’s starting to bring back behavior seen in the bubble days of the mid-...
  • Fannie and Freddie's steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say

    WASHINGTON — When you're raking in tens of billions of dollars in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers buy homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy? That's a question increasingly being posed...