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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • 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...
  • Wells Fargo profit increases 3.8% as home lending regains traction

    With solid quarterly results, Wells Fargo & Co. showed why it has become a darling of banking investors, but it also raised a crucial question: How can the San Francisco financial giant continue its hot stock performance at a time when economic growth...
  • Couple struggling with three loans on two houses

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I have a house outside of Atlanta that we have lived in for 30 years. We have a first mortgage and a home equity line of credit, and both still have balances. If we sell this house, we probably could...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Inflation hawks' crank data just doesn't add up

    "I don't think you have until 2012 before this gets out of control and there's hyperinflation. It could go past that to 2014, but we're seeing all sorts of things happening now that are accelerating the inflation process." Thus spoke economist John...
  • Help for stashing your cash

    Help for stashing your cash
    Searching for a place to stash cash is frustrating. You could put the money in a savings account and earn virtually nothing. You could put it in a money market fund and suffer the same fate. You could select a short-term bond fund, but you will get...
  • Borrowers to get refunds for illegal interest charged on online loans

    Borrowers to get refunds for illegal interest charged on online loans
    Several companies involved in making and collecting online loans are banned from loaning money to Pennsylvania residents for three years and will pay to refund excessive interest they illegally charged, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and...
  • Fed Chairwoman Yellen says economic recovery incomplete

    Fed Chairwoman Yellen says economic recovery incomplete
    The U.S. economic recovery remains incomplete, with a still-ailing job market and stagnant wages justifying loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee on Tuesday. In a strong defense of...
  • Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low

    Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low
    U.S. employment growth jumped last month while the unemployment rate neared a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy is moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June...
  • Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...