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  • U.S. consumer inflation rises on high gasoline prices

    U.S. consumer inflation rises on high gasoline prices
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a gradual build-up of inflationary pressures. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index...
  • New college grads see slow wage growth

    New college grads see slow wage growth
    New college graduates have seen their wages rise more slowly than the rest of the U.S. workforce since the Great Recession, new research from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank shows, a trend that reflects continued weakness in the economy. “...
  • 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...
  • U.S. housing turning the corner, inflation creeping up

    Economy seen regaining muscle in second quarter
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely regained steam in the second quarter as activity picked up broadly, which would bolster expectations for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product likely grew at a...
  • Increased sales fueling hiring and pay raises, business economists say

    Increased sales fueling hiring and pay raises, business economists say
    More companies reported increased sales in the second quarter of the year, fueling a jump in hiring and pay raises, according to a survey of business economists released Monday. After a dismal winter in which bad weather derailed the recovery,...
  • BNP case spurs calls for whistleblower incentives in banking

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - BNP Paribas SA's $9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities, aided by internal whistleblowers, has spurred calls for federal banking regulators to protect and reward individuals who report wrongdoing by banks. The U.S. Securities...
  • Will you get burned by following the hot money in ETFs?

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - All too often, I see investors heading in the wrong direction en masse. They buy stocks at the top of the market or bonds when interest rates are heading up. Occasionally, though, active investors may be heading in the right...
  • Starting salaries for college grads lag behind pay for workers overall

    Starting salaries for college grads lag behind pay for workers overall
    Starting salaries for recent college graduates have risen far more slowly than the average earnings of all U.S. workers since the recession, an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found. The study, released Monday, found that median...
  • Cautious on stocks, ClearBridge's Bauman sits on $1 billion

    BOSTON (Reuters) - What do you do with $1 billion in extra cash? For Evan Bauman, one of America's top performing fund managers, the answer is simple: nothing for now. "The broad market is not cheap anymore," Bauman, co-manager of the ClearBridge...
  • If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas

    If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas
    The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
  • Is Germany still the champion?

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A week on from its World Cup soccer victory, Germany may return to center stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor. Investors saw dark clouds building on Friday after a...
  • A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.

    Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people: The ads touting reverse mortgages are hard to miss if...