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  • EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks

    EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks
    The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded outlook,...
  • Deflation 'very unlikely' in U.S., Fed's Rosengren says

    Deflation 'very unlikely' in U.S., Fed's Rosengren says
    (Reuters) - Deflation is “very unlikely” in the United States but there is some risk of it in Europe, hence the European Central Bank's recent stimulus warnings, a top Federal Reserve official said. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren,...
  • Seniors' income rebounds, but many still hurting

    Seniors' income rebounds, but many still hurting
    Five years after the recession ended, income for seniors in Broward and Palm Beach counties is rising while the population as a whole loses ground. The median household income for people 65 and older in Broward County was $34,415 in 2013, up from $29,...
  • Economy not yet strong enough to lift interest rates, Fed's Dudley says

    Economy not yet strong enough to lift interest rates, Fed's Dudley says
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Thursday the economy still isn't strong enough to handle an increase in interest rates, but he expressed hope that will change sometime next year. William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New...
  • In historic step, ECB pushes bank deposit interest rate below zero

    In historic step, ECB pushes bank deposit interest rate below zero
    In a bid to spur growth and avert the dangerous threat of deflation bedeviling 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...
  • Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items

    Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items
    Inflation unexpectedly jumped last month as higher prices for food, energy and other items pushed the annual rate above the Federal Reserve's preferred 2% target, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The new data could lead central bank policymakers to...
  • Eurozone economy stalls, adding new worries for American recovery

    The Eurozone's feeble recovery came to an outright halt in the second quarter, the latest in a batch of disappointing global economic indicators that have clouded the prospects for American growth. Economic output in the 18-nation Euro area stalled in...
  • Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs

    Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs
    A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The rise in the Consumer Price Index was less than the seasonally adjusted...
  • Fed stays course on policy but acknowledges rising inflation

    Fed stays course on policy but acknowledges rising inflation
    Despite the economic rebound and sharp drop in the unemployment rate recently, Federal Reserve officials still see considerable weakness in the labor market and remain very cautious about moving away from their easy-money policy. The Fed, in a statement...
  • How do you judge a state budget? A dollar at a time

    RICHMOND — It's hard to wedge enough nuance into a conversation about the state budget. After all, there are a lot of ways to slice nearly $48 billion in annual spending. Even a close reading of the 500-page budget leaves questions unanswered....
  • Back to school for your money: risk

    Benjamin Franklin said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Unfortunately, all of the education in the world cannot help you avoid a truism of money management: No matter what you do, there is some element of risk involved. That's why...