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  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

    Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
    It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

    Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate
    You just can't make everyone happy. Now that the jobs picture is starting to look more encouraging for households trying to make ends meet, you'd think analysts would be joyful about more people having more money in their pockets to spend. But that's...
  • Food, housing costs rise sharply in March; overall inflation low

    Food, housing costs rise sharply in March; overall inflation low
    Food and housing costs rose sharply in March, but overall inflation remained low, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The federal government's consumer price index rose 0.2% in March, a measurement that shows average price changes in...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage

    Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage
    Maryland's minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by July 2018 under a bill granted final passage by state lawmakers Monday. The measure goes to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley for his promised signature. Raising the wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 an...
  • Fed officials say markets overreacted to Yellen rate-hike comments

    Fed officials say markets overreacted to Yellen rate-hike comments
    WASHINGTON -- Top Federal Reserve officials said financial markets overreacted to Chairwoman Janet Yellen's comments last week indicating the central bank could start raising interest rates early next year. In speeches and interviews, the officials...
  • Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem

    Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem
    Don't blame Janet Yellen for what she said. Blame her for what she's doing. Last week, Yellen had her first news conference since becoming chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. She said, in answering a question, that the Fed would probably raise interest...
  • Massaging of critical data undermines our society

    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...
  • Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low

    Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather. Spending rose 0.3% in February, up from 0.2% the previous month, the Commerce Department said...