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  • Consumer spending falls for 1st time in a year as income growth slows

    Consumer spending falls for 1st time in a year as income growth slows
    Americans surprisingly spent less in April, the first monthly drop in a year and a potentially worrisome sign for an economic rebound after a slow winter. Consumer spending was down $8.1 billion, or 0.1%, last month, the Commerce Department said Friday....
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  • 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...
  • Fed's Brainard did not submit FOMC rate forecasts: spokesperson

    By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard was sworn in too late to submit economic and interest rate forecasts for this week's meeting of the central bank's policy committee, a Fed spokesperson said on Tuesday....
  • Fed's Lockhart in no rush to raise rates despite upbeat outlook

    Fed's Lockhart in no rush to raise rates despite upbeat outlook
    A top Federal Reserve official says he's "not in a rush" to start raising the central bank's rock-bottom interest rates despite his view that the economy is improving after a weather-related winter slowdown. Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal...
  • Investors put emerging markets under closer scrutiny - survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Investors are waking up to the structural differences between countries classed as emerging markets and are becoming less inclined to treat them as a homogenous group, according to a survey published on Monday. The study by think-...
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  • Factbox: Yellen, future tightening in spotlight as U.S. Fed meets

    By Jonathan Spicer (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to chop another $10 billion from its monthly bond purchases at a meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday but make few, if any, other concrete policy moves. Given the lack of drama,...
  • Speaking up for the low-profile commencement speaker

    High-profile college commencement speakers are under siege this year. One faced a protest for being an alleged imperialist exploiter of Third World nations. Another was accused of sanctioning torture. A third was criticized for his role in breaking up...
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  • Bank of America files corrected capital plan with Fed; investors cheer

    Bank of America Corp. told stockholders that it has corrected errors in an annual stress test overseen by the Federal Reserve, saying the changes had almost no effect on its financial strength rating. The news on Tuesday sent Bank of America shares...