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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Legislation seeks to cap interest rates on payday, car title loans

    Pennsylvania has laws that try to protect people from lenders that charge exhorbitant interest on payday and other loans. But with recent attempts to weaken those protections and allow for the return of payday loan stores, a federal lawmaker is...
  • Fed's Bullard backs repo rate, cites bond bubble worry

    OWENSBORO Ky. (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard threw his weight behind the reverse repo, calling it the Fed's most important rate, and said he was worried about bond yields being "exceedingly low." Bullard also took a...
  • Walgreen tax move would make U.S. examine system

     Walgreen tax move would make U.S. examine system
    If Walgreen Co. does choose to move its headquarters overseas to the United Kingdom or Switzerland, it should go all-out. Forget the whole friendly neighborhood pharmacy thing, and become America's chemist. If the company headquarters winds up in the...
  • Continued rally puts investors in tough spot

     Continued rally puts investors in tough spot
    As investors enter the second half of the year, they are faced with a conundrum. Continuing growth of the economy is on stock investors' side after lifting the Standard & Poor's 500 index 6 percent in the first half of the year, plumping up 401(k)...
  • 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...
  • Half time for the economy and you

    In the beginning of the year, I dusted off the crystal ball and made some predictions about 2014. At mid-year, it's time to see how those guesstimates stack up. Economic growth: Who knew that Polar Vortex would put the deep freeze on 2014 economic...
  • Hillarys choice and the Democrats' dilemma [Commentary]

    Hillarys choice and the Democrats' dilemma [Commentary]
    What's the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton's personal finances? It can't be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several of the nation's greatest presidents, who came to...
  • 'War and Gold' explains the chaotic history of money

    "War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt" by Kwasi Kwarteng; Public Affairs/Perseus Books (442 pages, $28.99) One of my souvenirs is a note from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. I paid a vendor in Victoria Falls $3 for it, and that...
  • Fed's Lockhart says exit policy mix not set

    JACKSON Wyoming (Reuters) - Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart said on Friday the U.S. central bank had not decided on its exact mix of tools to manage interest rates in the future but that interest on excess reserves would likely play a...
  • Rate liftoff still not likely until second half of 2015: Fed's Lockhart

    JACKSON Wyoming (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials on Friday said U.S. labor markets remain slack and inflation unlikely to accelerate, damping any sense that recent strong jobs and other data may prompt the central bank to raise interest rates...
  • Credit Suisse's Verde hedge fund betting on a Brazilian rate cut

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Money managers at Credit Suisse Group AG's CSHG Verde FIC FIM, the biggest Brazilian hedge fund, are betting the nation's central bank will soon begin to cut interest rates to revive a flagging economy. Verde stands by its bet...