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  • This billionaire is still trying to make you panic about federal debt

    This billionaire is still trying to make you panic about federal debt
    Crusaders know they're nothing without something to crusade against. That's undoubtedly why hedge fund billionaire Peter G. Peterson keeps harping on the federal debt. It's the same reason that army generals talk up the capabilities of national enemies,...
  • Hedge fund Elliott discloses bigger Juniper stake, tight-lipped on Argentina

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management told investors that it added to its stake in Juniper Networks last quarter and sees opportunities in real estate securities in Europe, but it said little about two positions making headlines -- Argentina...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Korea second-quarter GDP seen slowing as government works on stimulus

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy likely posted its weakest growth in more than a year in the June quarter, with a deadly ferry accident hitting consumption and offsetting a modest recovery in exports. The trade-reliant economy had earlier this...
  • Paul Fisher says Bank of England delivered recovery: The Independent

    (Reuters) - Bank of England economist Paul Fisher credited quantitative easing and the bank's Funding for Lending Scheme for the recovery that kicked in last year in an interview on Wednesday with the Independent. Fisher, who has left the Bank of...
  • Stocks plunge on worries about interest rate increase

    Stocks plunge on worries about interest rate increase
    Wall Street's long-running bull market got a jolt Thursday from investors increasingly worried that the improving economy will push policymakers to raise interest rates sooner than expected. Stocks have been tumbling this week, and Thursday's 317-...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...