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  • Is the federal government hitting the target with billions to ease the financial crisis?

    Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson announced this week that the $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, which was created to rescue banks from their "illiquid" investments in the housing market, won't be buying those toxic loans and securities...
  • Small steps on gun control

    WHO SAYS gun control is dead in the United States? As Wednesday's passage in the House of what could be the first major federal gun-control law in a decade proves, it is still possible to limit weapons sales in this country — as long as the National...
  • Geithner's bigger TARP

    Geithner's bigger TARP
    New Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner rolled out his first initiative Tuesday, and it was a doozy. Geithner proposed to double down on the much-maligned $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, injecting up to $2 trillion trillion in public and...
  • 14,000 reasons to be skeptical

    THE DOW JONES industrial average closed above 14,000 for the first time Thursday, a historic, if puzzling, milestone. Most finance experts agree that stock markets thrive during periods of steady economic growth and political stability. But today's...
  • Fed upshot: Six more months of near-zero short rates?

     
    Steady as it goes, Federal Reserve policymakers declared in their post-meeting statement Tuesday: They left their benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the range of zero to 0.25% and once again pledged to keep it low for an “extended period”...
  • Junk bond sales hit a record as investors rush for yield

     
    Investors’ appetite for U.S. Treasury securities may have waned, but their hunger for high-yield corporate junk bonds remains robust.Yield is king: If you have it, investors want it -- and nobody’s terribly worried about risk at the moment. That...
  • Home loan rates stay low, historically, but will mortgage-bond investors want better returns?

     
    Thursday was Day One of the mortgage market’s new life without Federal Reserve assistance. And as was widely expected, the market stood on its own two feet. Benchmark yields on mortgage-backed securities issued and guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie.....
  • U.S. senators voice opposition to movie futures contracts

     
    The odds could be shifting in Hollywood's favor after a group of senators have urged federal regulators to halt plans to give final approval to a new market that would trade movie futures contracts. In a letter today, Sen. Dianne......
  • Hollywood studios, through lobbying arm, object to box office futures markets

     
    Hollywood's big movie studios are trying to ensure that there's no future for box-office futures. The Motion Pictures Assn. of America, the lobbying group that represents the six major film studios, has notified the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading...
  • Fed keeps low-rate pledge, but dissent surfaces among policymakers

     
    Federal Reserve policymakers painted a brighter picture of the U.S. economy in their post-meeting statement today, but still held to their pledge to keep short-term interest rates near zero “for an extended period.” For the first time since the...
  • Fed keeps 'extended period' pledge on low rates

     
    Federal Reserve policymakers stayed with the status quo today, saying in their post-meeting statement that they expected to keep short-term interest rates low "for an extended period." That had been the big mystery surrounding the Fed’s meeting --...