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  • Brazil's Rousseff says to tackle inflation, cut spending: papers

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Newly re-elected Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said her government will step up the fight against high inflation and strengthen public accounts with budget cuts, local media reported on Thursday. In an interview with Brazil'...
  • David Nicklaus: End of Fed bond buying will test economy's strength

    After more than two years, the Federal Reserve has taken financial markets off life support. Now we'll find out how well the patient can breathe on its own. Back in September 2012, with the economy limping along and price indexes setting off alarms about...
  • Fed official warns against raising interest rates 'prematurely'

    Fed official warns against raising interest rates 'prematurely'
    Even though a global slowdown threatens the U.S. recovery, the biggest risk facing the nation's economy would be decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates too soon, according to a top central bank policymaker. The Fed should be patient...
  • Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

    Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
    Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department...
  • Costs rising faster than Social Security payments

    Costs rising faster than Social Security payments
    A new cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security may not be enough to help retirees in South Florida. Inflation here is running 2.4 percent, more than the 1.7 percent increase that Social Security recipients will get in January 2015. The increase,...
  • BOJ's Kuroda says QQE has no pre-set deadline; to debate exit next year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday there is no pre-set deadline for ending its massive monetary stimulus, signaling that the bank's two-year timeframe for meeting its inflation target is not a rigid one. Speaking...
  • Japan October final manufacturing PMI rises to 52.4 from September 51.7

    TOKYO, (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in seven months in October as orders increased, suggesting the economy is finally starting to recover from a sales tax increase in April even as the central bank vows to...
  • Brazil's BNDES in spotlight as Rousseff faces fiscal pressure

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For decades, Brazilian companies large and small have been hooked on cheap credit from state development bank BNDES. That reliance weakens public finances and squeezes private banks out of credit markets. Critics say that instead...
  • Voters to weigh tax caps, increases

    WASHINGTON Capping or outlawing state income taxes by referendum is either wise or foolish, depending on whom you ask. Voters in Tennessee and Georgia will decide for themselves on Tuesday when they consider two of the most interesting fiscal measures...
  • Japan consumer inflation slows, piling pressure on BOJ to act

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a second straight month in September, adding to evidence the Bank of Japan will miss its 2 percent price goal even as it dismisses growing doubts about the efficacy of its money-...
  • New book slams economists, their theories and their forecasts

    WASHINGTON Jeff Madrick has a bone to pick with the economics profession, and that's putting it nicely. Consider the title of his new book: "Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World." The book amounts to a broadside...