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  • Is this the worst Congress ever?

    Is this the worst Congress ever?
    This will be a short rant, as we prepare to head off to celebrate the birth of our nation with fireworks, barbeques and the usual trappings of summer. In spite of the celebratory mood, I am troubled by the unrelenting incompetence of the U.S. Congress....
  • Brazil's inflation to ease if interest rates hold steady: Tombini

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Interest rates at current levels should bring Brazil's inflation back to the center of the government target, central bank chief Alexandre Tombini said in an interview published on Tuesday, signaling he has no plans to raise borrowing...
  • Insuring yourself against longevity with a deferred income annuity

    The life expectancy for both men and women in the United States continues to increase. This is obviously good news, yet it raises a prospect many fear: that they will outlive their assets. Interest rates are low and will likely remain so for some time,...
  • IMF's Lagarde hints at world growth forecast cut

    IMF's Lagarde hints at world growth forecast cut
    AIX-EN-PROVENCE France (Reuters) - Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of the year and accelerate in 2015, although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, hinting at a slight cut in...
  • Global economy weekend: Living in interesting times

    LONDON (Reuters) - With U.S. stocks hitting record highs on the back of strong jobs growth, the European Central Bank holding out the prospect of printing money and British house prices soaring there is a lot to ponder in the week to come. The Dow...
  • Chinese assets warm, not hot for Western investors

    LONDON (Reuters) - A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity. China has...
  • ECB's Coeure: rates to stay low, Europe needs more investment

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE France (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will keep interest rates very low for a long period of time to ensure monetary stability but euro zone governments must do their part to boost growth and cut debt, ECB policymaker Benoit...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

    Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
    It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...
  • Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround

    Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround
    Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds. The money raised from...
  • Dow soars above 17,000 for 1st time on jobs news

    Dow soars above 17,000 for 1st time on jobs news
    The stock market has rallied this year on hope that economic growth would finally accelerate beyond its sluggish pace. That bet seemed to pay off Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average vaulted over 17,000 for the first time. Share prices...