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  • Fed stays the course on rates

    Fed stays the course on rates
    The Federal Reserve seemed to give investors and the business world just about everything they wanted to hear. The Fed endorsed the view that the sharp contraction in the first quarter was a blip: The economy has rebounded from the weather-related...
  • Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up

    Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up
    Americans paid more for just about everything last month, pushing inflation to its highest annual rate in more than 11/2 years and creating another potential obstacle for the economic recovery. The 0.4% jump in the consumer price index for May, released...
  • Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low

    Initial jobless claims fell last week and the total number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits hit a new seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for the first time for jobless benefits dropped to 312,...
  • Tea Party activist who beat Cantor is economist and Ayn Rand fan

    Tea Party activist who beat Cantor is economist and Ayn Rand fan
    David Brat, who scored a huge political upset with his primary election defeat of House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is a conservative Tea Party Republican and a college professor who has written about the role of religion in economic...
  • Going to college is still worthwhile financially, study says

    Going to college is still a worthwhile financial investment despite soaring tuition costs and burdensome student debt, according to a new government study. From 1970 to 2013, the average college graduate has earned about $64,500 a year versus $41,000...
  • Shale gas, the silent revolution

    Remarkable. But typical. This administration has just released a 42-page advertisement for itself that it calls a report. In it, Barack Obama & Co. take more than full credit for the dramatic change in this country's energy prospects -- from the long...
  • So is student debt an economic problem or not?

    So is student debt an economic problem or not?
    Have a bunch of student loans? Well, don’t worry, say a couple of Brookings Institution researchers. You aren’t any worse off than a generation ago. But that may depend on how you count — and whether you graduated. According to a...
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  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • Mortgage rates fall on economic worries

    Mortgage rates fall on economic worries
    Disappointing reports on the nation's economy sent down average fixed mortgage rates this week, beating their year-ago comparisons. The average rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.14 percent this week, compared with 4.17 percent last week and 4....
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down again despite new cut in Fed stimulus

    The great rate freakout of June 2013 looks awfully panicky in the rearview mirror, with fixed mortgages now far cheaper than they were back then. It's been a full year since the Federal Reserve unnerved home lenders and buyers by announcing it would...
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