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  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Fed to launch longer-term reverse repos test in December

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it will begin testing of longer-term fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements in December to observe how they might be a tool to help control the federal funds rate, which the central bank...
  • Fed ends bond-buying, promises hold on interest rates for now

    WASHINGTON he Federal Reserve on Wednesday formally ended its controversial purchases of government and mortgage bonds, and in doing so cleared the decks for eventual increases in interest rates, last seen in 2008. The nearly unanimous decision by the...
  • Wall Street watchdog to bolster reviews of brokerage cyber security

    Wall Street watchdog to bolster reviews of brokerage cyber security
    Wall Street's industry funded watchdog plans to intensify its scrutiny of cyber security practices at brokerage firms in 2015 and is hiring technology savvy examiners to help boost its efforts, an official said on Wednesday. The Financial Industry...
  • TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS, For release 10/29/14

    ((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...
  • 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...
  • Hong Kong, Shanghai officials unaware of new stock connect launch date

    HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Three days after a landmark stock trading scheme linking mainland China and Hong Kong missed its launch date, top officials from either side declined to offer a new timeline, adding to pressure on Beijing to contrive a...
  • Europe should shake up tax rules to boost equity investment: LSE boss

    LONDON (Reuters) - European countries should change their tax rules to encourage investment in small businesses, the head of the London Stock Exchange said, as a sector crucial to the region's revival is starved of cash by banks. The health of Europe'...
  • 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...
  • ECB must expand balance sheet by 1 trillion euros to lift inflation: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will need to expand its balance sheet by around 1 trillion euros for a stimulus program to be effective in boosting inflation, according to a Reuters poll, and it may be difficult to reach that target. Some form of...
  • Wall St. extends gains late; Russell 2000 above key level

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains in late trading on Tuesday, with major indexes up more than 1 percent each and the small-cap Russell 2000 index breaking above a key technical level. The Russell 2000 was up 2.6 percent, trading above its...