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  • ICE proposes dropping fee for trading stocks: WSJ

    Intercontinental Exchange Inc is proposing a trade-off between exchanges and brokers that would include cutting fees for trading stocks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The New York Stock Exchange would drop...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike

    Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy. Closing out a two-...
  • Investors in beat-up oil bonds lean on banks for rescue

    Independent oil exploration and production companies are leaning heavily on bank credit lines to survive plunging crude prices, making it a nervous time for U.S. funds holding their junk-rated debt. "The question is, 'How long do the banks keep the heart...
  • Russian ruble suffers steepest drop in 16 years

    Russian ruble suffers steepest drop in 16 years
    The ruble plunged more than 11 percent against the dollar on Tuesday in its steepest intraday fall since the Russian financial crisis in 1998 as confidence in the central bank evaporated after an ineffectual rate hike. The ruble opened around 10...
  • TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS, For release 12/17/14

    ((NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tribune.com.) TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS Tax-free money funds with assets of $100 million or more that are...
  • Ruble crisis could shake Putin's grip on power

    Russia failed to halt the collapse of the ruble on Tuesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power. A 6.5 percentage point interest rate rise to 17 percent overnight failed to prevent...
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • NYSE to eliminate fees for some retail stock orders

    Intercontinental Exchange Inc's NYSE Group unit said on Tuesday it would eliminate the fees the exchange operator charges for certain retail stock orders in an effort to take back business from over-the-counter trading platforms. Stock exchanges have...
  • Ruble's plunge ignites Russia fears

    BERLIN A free-falling Russian ruble Tuesday prompted fears that the nuclear-armed nation could be entering a deep economic recession with the potential for unrest, as citizens and investors try to get their hands on cash amid crippling international...
  • Plunging oil prices could boost geopolitical tensions: Bank of England report

    Plunging oil prices could heighten geopolitical tensions, trigger defaults by U.S. shale oil and gas firms and destabilize euro zone inflation expectations, the Bank of England warned on Tuesday. In a half-yearly assessment of global financial risks,...