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  • OECD sees developed economies' debt topping post-war highs this year

    PARIS (Reuters) - The combined debt burden of the biggest developed economies will surpass this year record levels seen at the end of World War II, adding pressure on governments as they roll over post-crisis debts, the OECD said on Friday. Gross...
  • The Week Ahead: Jobs report means different things to different people

    Every month, the first Friday holds the promise (and the threat) of the jobs report. The numbers don't lie, but their truths are far from universal. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the meaning of monthly unemployment data is derived from one's...
  • Fed's Dudley warns against explicit global policy coordination

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - While explicit policy coordination among the world's central banks is unfeasible, a more effective system should be developed to ensure they have access to foreign currency reserves in times of stress, a top U.S. Federal Reserve...
  • German banks oppose including legal costs in stress tests: banking group

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German banks would not favor including potential legal costs in upcoming stress tests on European lenders, the head of a German banking group said, after the U.S. Federal Reserve pointed out those risks in its health check on lenders...
  • Connecticut Unemployment Falls To 7%, Lowest Since 2009

    Connecticut's unemployment rate dropped from 7.2 percent to 7 percent in February, the lowest level since January 2009. Even with the improvement, only five states have unemployment rates that are measurably higher than Connecticut's: Rhode Island,...
  • L.A.'s Contreras-Sweet confirmed to head Small Business Administration

     L.A.'s Contreras-Sweet confirmed to head Small Business Administration
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former California official who founded a Los Angeles community bank, to head the federal Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet was approved on a voice vote to the Cabinet...
  • No single data point will determine rate rise: Fed's Pianalto

    (Reuters) - No single data point will determine when the Federal Reserve finally tightens its policy, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, reinforcing the notion stressed by Chair Janet Yellen that a "wide range" of factors would be considered....
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate at 4.4%, up from 4.32%

    Fixed mortgage rates rose early this week, with Freddie Mac’s survey showing lenders offering 30-year loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.4%, up from 4.32% in the previous week. The average rate for a 15-year fixed loan rose from 3.32%...
  • Mortgage rates rise

    Mortgage rates rise
    Average mortgage rates rose a bit this week, lender Freddie Mac said Thursday. The rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.4 percent this week, up from 4.32 percent last week. A year ago, the rate averaged 3.57 percent. A 15-year mortgage had...
  • Should young retirement savers load up on stocks? Maybe not

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Millennials don't seem to buy the traditional wisdom when it comes to investing. They're the most risk-averse investors since the Great Depression, with the average portfolio 52 percent in cash, according to a recent report by UBS...
  • BofA to pay $9.5 billion to settle Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac claims

    BofA to pay $9.5 billion to settle Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac claims
    Putting to rest one of its biggest remaining headaches, Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $9.5 billion to settle claims by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The government-sponsored mortgage finance giants had demanded compensation from the Charlotte,...
  • Chinese developers seek alternative financing as investors grow wary

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's property developers are turning to commercial mortgage-backed securities and looking at other alternative financing as creditors grow more discriminating in the face of rising concerns about the country's real estate and debt...