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  • Hopkins scientists pursue origins of the universe

    Hopkins scientists pursue origins of the universe
    Johns Hopkins University scientists are building a telescope meant to look at space in a way no one has before, hoping to probe the blackness between planets, stars and galaxies, into deep time and the mystery of how it all began. For decades,...
  • Stock market grinds out gains in first half

    Stock market grinds out gains in first half
    It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year. In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
  • Running The Numbers On The Rock Cats Deal

    Running The Numbers On The Rock Cats Deal
    Although I believe that a new ballpark in downtown Hartford would contribute to making the city more lively and attractive, I'm concerned with the financial feasibility of this move that will cost the city $60 million. As an area resident with family...
  • Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up

    Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up
    Americans paid more for just about everything last month, pushing inflation to its highest annual rate in more than 11/2 years and creating another potential obstacle for the economic recovery. The 0.4% jump in the consumer price index for May, released...
  • What is the likely path of Fed interest rates?

    What is the likely path of Fed interest rates?
    Federal Reserve policymakers conclude their two-day meeting Wednesday, and it's almost certain that the central bank will make another cut in its bond-buying stimulus and downgrade its near-term economic growth outlook to reflect the poor first quarter....
  • Fed stays the course on rates

    Fed stays the course on rates
    The Federal Reserve seemed to give investors and the business world just about everything they wanted to hear. The Fed endorsed the view that the sharp contraction in the first quarter was a blip: The economy has rebounded from the weather-related...
  • Foreign debt default is unavoidable, Argentine officials say

    Foreign debt default is unavoidable, Argentine officials say
    Although Argentina's apparently imminent default on its foreign debt is unlikely to trigger a rerun of the economic and political crises that nearly tore the country apart a decade ago, it could usher in a new era of hardship, analysts said Friday....
  • European Commission: Lithuania ready to join Eurozone in 2015

    European Commission: Lithuania ready to join Eurozone in 2015
    Lithuania will become the 19th nation to adopt Europe's common currency next year when it joins its Baltic sister republics in the Eurozone. The European Commission announced Wednesday that the former Soviet republic that failed to meet Eurozone entry...
  • Deflation-wary European Central Bank cuts deposit rate to below zero

    In a bid to spur growth and avert the dangerous threat of deflation in the sluggish Eurozone economy, the European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and took the unprecedented step of lowering the bank deposit rate below zero....
  • ECB surprises markets with rate cut, asset purchases

    The European Central Bank, in a surprise move Thursday, cut its main interest rate to rock bottom and said it would buy certain securities and bonds in a bid to stimulate growth and combat increasing risks of deflation. In addition to lowering its key...
  • Los Angeles joins the local movement to raise the minimum wage

    Los Angeles joins the local movement to raise the minimum wage
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti marked Labor Day on Monday by proposing a minimum wage increase for workers in LA, to $13.25 an hour by 2017. The city would join a host of municipalities nationwide that have taken matters into their own hands in the...