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  • Greece makes promising return to bond market

    ATHENS -- After four years of exile from global markets, Greece made a promising return Thursday by attracting strong demand at its first sale of government bonds since accepting two international bailouts to stay afloat. A highly anticipated auction...
  • Media Asia Moves Into the Mainland

    These days, Media Asia is a pillar of the Hong Kong film industry establishment. It can boast a production pipeline connected to a large talent pool, enviable connections in mainland China, a profile in Hollywood and even a stock market listing. But it...
  • Despite big jump in food prices, inflation remained tame last month

    Despite big jump in food prices, inflation remained tame last month
    WASHINGTON -- Despite a sharp jump in food costs, consumer prices increased just 0.1% last month in an indication inflation remains in check, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Over the previous year, the consumer price index has risen 1.1%. The...
  • Troubled Central Basin Water District may lose insurance

    A controversy-riddled water district involved in a federal corruption investigation is in danger of losing its insurance, a political black eye that could have implications for the agency and its 2 million customers. The Assn. of California Water...
  • Number of millionaires in U.S. reaches a new high

    Number of millionaires in U.S. reaches a new high
    There are more millionaires in the United States than ever before. The number of households with net worth of $1 million or more, excluding their homes, is at a record 9.63 million, according to a new report. That eclipses the old mark of 9.2...
  • Neel Kashkari's stint running TARP inspired admiration, criticism

    Neel Kashkari's stint running TARP inspired admiration, criticism
    In 2008, when Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson needed someone to run the controversial bailout of the nation's banks, he turned to a trusted and unflappable aide who had followed him from Goldman Sachs to Washington — Neel Kashkari. "We had...
  • Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday

    Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- Janet L. Yellen, who broke the Federal Reserve's glass ceiling, marks two more milestones Wednesday, wrapping up her initial policymaking meeting as chairwoman then facing reporters' questions for the first time since taking office last...
  • Banks embrace riskier loans for homeowners, hedge funds alike

    Banks are reviving some of the riskier lending practices that preceded the financial crisis, attracting attention as you might expect, although they say they're keeping a lid on things this time.  One trend is enabling homeowners to tap equity...
  • Federal Reserve nominee Stanley Fischer defends Citigroup tenure

    WASHINGTON -- Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel president nominated for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job, defended his work on Wall Street and told senators at his confirmation hearing Thursday that he understood the effect of economic problems on...
  • Fed rejects dividend, buyback plans at Citigroup, four other big banks

    Fed rejects dividend, buyback plans at Citigroup, four other big banks
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it rejected plans by Citigroup Inc. and four other large U.S. banks for dividend payments and stock buybacks after annual stress tests. Those tests raised questions about weaknesses in the risk-planning...
  • Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero

    Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to continue reducing their bond-buying stimulus program and said they no longer would consider raising its near-zero interest rate once the unemployment rate fell below 6.5%. The Federal Open...