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  • Will the Fed hike rates? It's all over but the Yellen

    A few years ago, I was dispatched to cover a speech by then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Although the topic listed was listed in the Physician's Desk Reference under "heavy narcotics," my presence was required, "just in case he makes some news."...
  • US stock indexes edge higher at midday following strong week

    U.S. stock indexes are creeping higher in midday trading following a strong performance last week. The gains on Monday are broad but slight. Eight of 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 34...
  • US stock indexes start mixed following strong week

    U.S. stock market indexes are mixed in early trading following a strong performance last week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,154 as of 9:31 a.m. Monday The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up one point, or 0.1...
  • Stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results

    Stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results
    Stocks advanced Friday, capping a strong week, helped by a recovery in the price of oil and earnings from Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants and sportswear giant Nike. The Nasdaq composite index inched closer to its all-time high set at the height of...
  • Pimco loses more funds to MetWest, other rivals, Morningstar says

    Pimco loses more funds to MetWest, other rivals, Morningstar says
    Rival bond funds are gaining at the expense of Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund as it continues to suffer a "staggering" rate of investor defections, according to a new report from investment research firm Morningstar Inc. Metropolitan West Total...
  • Stocks decline for third week; interest rate worries persist

    Stocks decline for third week; interest rate worries persist
    The stock market was hit hard Friday, capping a third week of declines, as investors reacted to a steep drop in oil prices and a jump in the value of the dollar.   Utilities, companies that make basic materials like steel, and major exporters had...
  • Taking ax to the 'Lizzie Borden defense' on pensions

    Taking ax to the 'Lizzie Borden defense' on pensions
    Deep into the argument about the pension overhaul law before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon in Springfield, Aaron Maduff, attorney for the State Universities Annuitants Association, played the "Lizzie Borden" card. Maduff was one of...
  • Fed orders Bank of America to revise capital plan after stress test

    Bank of America must revise its plans for increasing dividends or buying back its own stock, the Federal Reserve has ordered, citing gaps in the bank's risk planning. The Fed announced the decision Wednesday as part of its "stress tests" — an...
  • Wall Street workers earned $28.5 billion in bonuses last year

    Wall Street workers earned $28.5 billion in bonuses last year
    The average Wall Street bonus last year rose 2% to $172,860 from a year earlier as the financial industry continues to adjust to an era of tighter regulation and moderating, though still relatively high, profits. In a report Wednesday on Wall Street's...
  • Still In The Red, FuelCell Energy Widens Its Margins

    FuelCell Energy advanced a short distance in its march toward profitability during the first quarter of the year, the company said after financial markets closed Tuesday, reporting thinned losses in line with analyst expectations. Sales were lower than...
  • Suburbs withdraw from municipal investment pool after loss

     Suburbs withdraw from municipal investment pool after loss
    An unexpected loss in a conservative, $2 billion municipal investment pool has led dozens of suburban villages, schools and libraries to take their tax dollars elsewhere. Local governments from Carol Stream to Highland Park have pulled millions of...