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  • Dow tanks more than 300 points amid Fed, foreign concerns

    Stocks dropped steeply Thursday, exacerbating a two-day slump that analysts attributed to concerns about instability abroad, worries about Friday’s employment data and fears that the Federal Reserve may raise rock-bottom interest rates sooner than...
  • U.S. dollar bulls in control as delayed rally gathers pace

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-predicted dollar rally appears at last to be taking hold, with the greenback ending July with its best monthly performance in 17 months and investors positioning for the first post-crisis U.S. interest rate increase. The...
  • Money market rules designed to increase awareness

     Money market rules designed to increase awareness
    Do you feel cozy having your money in a money market fund in your 401(k), college savings plan or brokerage account? With memories of the darkest days of the financial crisis now blotted out by five years of economic healing, you may have forgotten...
  • Millennials prefer cash savings to investment: survey

    Millennials prefer cash savings to investment: survey
    Nearly 40 percent of young adults would stash their spare cash in a savings account for long-term investment – or a checking account, or a CD, or just under the mattress, according to a bankrate.com survey released Monday. A plurality of adults...
  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • Sub-Saharan Africa bond issuance booms

    (Reuters) - Bond issuance volumes from sub-Saharan African have already surpassed last year's levels with the promise of more to come. African issuance has dominated CEEMEA supply over the past month, with at least three more transactions possible over...
  • GoPro's hot IPO is latest boon for Wall St. firms

    Shares of action camcorder maker GoPro Inc. surged in their initial public offering Thursday, and no one was happier than the private equity firms that got to cash in on the deal. This year's IPO boom has helped to propel the stock market, boost...
  • Stocks tumble on fears fueled by Portuguese bank's troubles

     Stocks tumble on fears fueled by Portuguese bank's troubles
    Stocks tumbled in early trading Thursday as the troubles of a leading Portuguese bank renewed concerns about the European banking sector. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 150 points, or nearly 1%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index also was down...
  • Citi to pay $7 billion to settle mortgage securities probe

    Citi to pay $7 billion to settle mortgage securities probe
    Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, including the largest civil fraud penalty ever levied by the U.S. Justice Department....
  • Citi settlement will recoup Illinois pension losses

    Illinois will receive $84 million as part of a national $7 billion settlement resolving allegations by federal and state authorities that Citigroup Inc. sold risky mortgage-backed securities that harmed investors, which included pension systems and...
  • Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?

    Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?
    The Great Recession that began in late 2007 resulted in about 12,940 suicides in North America and Europe -- and many of them could have been prevented, researchers said Wednesday. As far back as 1897, French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed the link...