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  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...
  • Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program

    Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program
    Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end the central bank's controversial bond-buying stimulus program, determining the economy is strong enough to remove the unprecedented support. The Fed also kept its benchmark short-term interest rate...
  • Brand, Winterbottom, Stassen Join Studiocanal AFM Lineup

    Brit comedian Russell Brand and director Michael Winterbottom will join forces on "The Emperor's New Clothes," a docu feature expose of the financial crisis which, with Ben Stassen's "Robinson Crusoe," a family-targeting riff on the classic, rep the new...
  • Family finances: Where to earn more interest

    In today's low interest-rate environment, you do have options to eke out a little more yield, even on money you could need quickly. For your emergency fund - at least six months' worth of living expenses - look to bank money market deposit accounts...
  • The euro must go

    The euro must go
    Europe faces yet another recession, and the prospect is shaking global financial markets. To eliminate the persistent threat of collapse, Europe must drop the euro, and Germany must abandon mercantilism. When the euro was adopted in 1999, domestic...
  • Wall Street urges U.S. regulators' joint cybersecurity approach

    Wall Street urges U.S. regulators' joint cybersecurity approach
    Wall Street's top trade group is calling for the creation of a new inter-agency working group of regulators and the White House that would be tasked with developing consistent cybersecurity rules for the financial industry. The recommendation by the...
  • Economic data, Syria strikes weaken US, European markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weak economic news and airstrikes against militants in Syria sent global stock markets lower. The biggest declines came in Europe, where France's benchmark index fell sharply. The selling was more modest in Asia and the U.S., where...
  • Philly fed chief: Ebola, market volatility no major threats to economy

    Philly fed chief: Ebola, market volatility no major threats to economy
    It's been leading cable news and getting blamed in part for declines in global stock prices, but the Ebola outbreak isn't atop Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser's list of threats to U.S. economic growth. "You can make up...
  • U.S. stocks slammed by global fears

    First it was fresh concerns about the fragile Eurozone recovery. Then there was the sudden steep fall in oil prices. Now investors are worrying whether the American economy can pull up a slumping global economy. And overlaying all these — fears...
  • Bank of America posts loss on mortgage settlement

    Bank of America posts loss on mortgage settlement
    The record settlement was tied to the bank's purchases of Countrywide Financial Corp in July 2008 and Merrill Lynch & Co six months later. (Reuters) — Bank of America Corp, the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets, reported a small quarterly loss, largely...
  • Ask An Expert Hotline 2014

    Ask An Expert Hotline 2014
    The annual Ask An Expert Hotline drew about 200 people seeking advice about investments, retirement planning and other money matters. The free event is sponsored each year by the Orlando Sentinel and the Central Florida chapter of the Financial Planning...