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  • Greece makes promising return to bond market

    ATHENS -- After four years of exile from global markets, Greece made a promising return Thursday by attracting strong demand at its first sale of government bonds since accepting two international bailouts to stay afloat. A highly anticipated auction...
  • Ending tax breaks for super-rich can make tax day fun for rest of us

    WASHINGTON Tax day is always a busy day for the tax hysteric crowd: the folks who think it is outrageous that we tax people to pay for things like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and infrastructure. Of course we also tax people to pay for the...
  • Professor proposes slowing down automated trading

     Professor proposes slowing down automated trading
    In an era of high-speed, automated trading, a big debate rages over how to keep markets safe after several technology-related snafus scarred investors. Instead of cracking down on high-speed traders, a University of Chicago economist says he has a...
  • U.S. commodity ETFs fall for fifth quarter: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retail and institutional investors pulled cash from broad commodity exchange-traded funds for a fifth straight quarter even as coffee, natural gas and hogs prices had their best run in years, data from Thomson Reuters Lipper...
  • China sees less policy room to fight growth slowdown

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has less and less room to rely on policy tools to support the economy, the country's top economic planning agency said on Wednesday, as the government tries to arrest a protracted slowdown this year. Last week, the government...
  • Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group

    Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group
    Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that carries water for Wall Street by pretending to be a "centrist" organization, have come out with a new proposal for a mass retirement program that, yes, will line Wall Street's pockets while promising...
  • Popular value fund manager Iben bets on Russia, gold

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the...
  • UK economy basks in manufacturing growth, IMF upgrade

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain got a double boost on Tuesday as its recovery from recession gathered momentum and the International Monetary Fund raised the country's growth forecasts more than for any other major economy. Factories expanded production far...
  • Bundesbank says 'low-flation' high on agenda at IMF meeting

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Persistently low inflation in the euro zone and the resulting risks for the global economy will feature high on the agenda of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the G20, Germany's Bundesbank said on Tuesday....
  • Family finances: how higher interest rates will affect you

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Rising rates have been the talk of Wall Street -- and Main Street -- for months. The yield on 10-year Treasuries has climbed more than one-half percentage point over the past 12 months, to 2.7 percent. But not all rates...
  • Fed's Bullard sees no need for global monetary coordination

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The global economy would see little benefit if the world's central bankers coordinated monetary policy, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday in defense of America's easy money stance. To fight a recession and nurse the U....