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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,...
  • The Week Ahead: Jobs warm up, but slow earnings likely to hamper inflation

    It hasn't been since the winter of 2012 that the U.S. job market has been as hot as it's been this past spring. While that's turning the rhetoric on inflation, it's unlikely to turn up the heat on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. It's good...
  • Fed's Bullard says getting harder to justify low U.S. rates

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As conditions in U.S. credit markets return to normal, a policy of near-zero interest rates will be increasingly difficult to defend in light of the burden it puts on savers, a top Fed official said on Thursday. "The policy of the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?

    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....
  • IMF urges ECB to take further steps to fight deflation risk: source

    (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund will urge the European Central Bank to increase efforts to ward off the risk of deflation with steps including programs to purchase government bonds, according to a person who has seen the recommendation. The...
  • 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...
  • Central bank governor reassures as oil spike highlights India risks

    By Suvashree Dey Choudhury and Manoj Kumar MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is ready to deal with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, its central bank chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil prices heightens the inflation, growth and...