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  • With stagnant Europe and Japan, World Bank cuts 2015 forecast for global economic growth

    The World Bank, citing stagnation in Europe and Japan and a slowdown in China, downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year. It also reported that world economic growth came in below expectations in 2014. The bank predicts the world economy...
  • Stocks end see-saw day lower; Oil remains volatile

    Stocks swung from gains to losses and almost back again on Tuesday. The U.S. market opened the day higher, getting a boost from encouraging news on hiring and small business confidence. The market then swooned in the afternoon as oil closed lower. The...
  • House GOP majority aiming to soften financial overhaul law; White House issues veto threat

    The House moved Tuesday toward approving a measure aimed at softening legislation responding to the 2008 financial crisis that put banks and Wall Street under the most sweeping rules since the Great Depression. Amid a veto threat from the White House,...
  • Republicans in Congress begin new effort to water down Dodd-Frank law

    Boosted by their November election gains, congressional Republicans have launched a new effort to weaken, bit by bit, a law that dramatically expanded federal oversight of the financial system after the Great Recession. On Wednesday, the Republican-...
  • Asian shares meander after Wall Street drifts, oil prices drop further

    Asian shares meandered Wednesday following a volatile session on Wall Street as investors remained edgy over the slump in oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.9 percent to 16,929.25 and South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1 percent lower to 1,...
  • Federal deficit climbs slightly to $176.7 billion in October-December

    The federal deficit for the first three months of the budget year is up slightly from the same period a year ago, reflecting the absence of a special payment from mortgage company Freddie Mac that helped narrow the gap in 2014. The Treasury Department...
  • In first legal challenge to US crisis body, MetLife appealing label as company posing risk

    In the first legal challenge to a U.S. body that arose from the financial crisis, MetLife is challenging its designation by regulators as a potential threat to the financial system. MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. insurance company by assets, announced...
  • US stocks end see-saw day with slight losses as oil dips below $45

    The stock market is ending a see-saw day with small losses, as energy shares slip lower with the price of oil. Crude fell 18 cents to $45.89 a barrel Tuesday, after dipping below $45 earlier. That's far below its recent peak of more than $100 a barrel...
  • Wall Street banker withdraws Treasury nomination after liberal opposition

    Wall Street banker withdraws Treasury nomination after liberal opposition
    Investment banker Antonio Weiss has withdrawn himself from consideration for a top Treasury Department position in the face of strong opposition from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other liberals who objected to his Wall Street background. A...
  • Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now

    Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now
    For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows. Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
  • Stocks open higher after two days of declines; Price of crude oil continues to fall

    U.S. stocks are rising in early trading following two days of declines. Traders were encouraged Tuesday by a stronger-than-expected earnings report from the giant aluminum maker Alcoa late Monday. Energy stocks lagged the rest of the market as the price...