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  • Weakness in Eurozone, Asia pose risks to U.S. economy

    Weakness in Eurozone, Asia pose risks to U.S. economy
    Troubles in the global economy have dogged the American economy since early in the recovery, with the Eurozone debt crisis, the so-called Arab Spring in the Middle East and the Japanese tsunami all swiping momentum from U.S. growth in varying degrees....
  • Shrinking would untangle regulation: Front Burner

    Shrinking would untangle regulation: Front Burner
    The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The seventh-largest bank in the U.S. at the time, Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad...
  • Job market slack keeping a lid on U.S. wage growth: Fed paper

    (Reuters) - Slackness in the labor market is keeping U.S. wages from rising, according to research published by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank on Friday. Average real wages would have risen 0.5 percentage point to 1 percentage point higher in June...
  • Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook

    Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output rose broadly in July and automobile production recorded its largest increase in five years, boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. While other data on Friday showed some cooling in factory...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota: a 'mistake' to raise rates too soon

    BRAINERD Minn. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should not make the mistake of exiting from its super-easy monetary policy too soon, a top Fed official said on Friday, warning of the risk of a downward drift in inflation that could choke the U.S. recovery....
  • Eurozone economy stalls, adding new worries for American recovery

    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...
  • More jobs available, many paying less

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Tuesday, Aug. 12: Two new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June...
  • New FICO criteria could help borrowers

    The nation's dominant credit-scoring system is being revised in a way that could save consumers nationwide billions of dollars, especially in qualifying for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards at lower interest rates. The changes to FICO criteria are...
  • L.A. council votes to pressure two banks to redo interest rate swaps

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to seek to redo borrowing deals with two banks that advocates say are charging excessive interest rates and eating up money that could help with major infrastructure repairs. The vote made Los...
  • L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates

    L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates
    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to try to get out of borrowing deals with banks that advocates say are siphoning off money from the city. But at the council meeting, questions arose about how and where the city could use any...
  • Investors worry about Europe

    Investors worry about Europe
    On the face of it, the stock market seems to be drifting lower based on military tensions and geopolitical concerns involving the Middle East and Russia. But analysts increasingly are asking whether there's something more troubling underlying the global...