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  • Consumer prices rise the most in 10 months

    Consumer prices rise the most in 10 months
    The cost of living in the U.S. rose in April by the most in almost a year, a sign inflation may pick up as demand in the world's largest economy recovers from a weak first quarter. The consumer price index increased 0.3 percent, the biggest advance...
  • Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis

    Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis
    Although the Federal Reserve has been criticized for its unprecedented efforts to fight the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday the central bank could have done more. "Although we have been very aggressive, I think on...
  • Despite big jump in food prices, inflation remained tame last month

    Despite big jump in food prices, inflation remained tame last month
    WASHINGTON -- Despite a sharp jump in food costs, consumer prices increased just 0.1% last month in an indication inflation remains in check, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Over the previous year, the consumer price index has risen 1.1%. The...
  • Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter

    Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy emerging from a weather-induced winter slowdown but gave no hints of when the central bank might start raising rock-bottom interest rates. In Capitol Hill...
  • Fed says economy has picked up as it cuts bond buys further

    The Federal Reserve said the economy is gaining momentum as consumers spend more, and said it would continue to trim the pace of bond purchases. "Growth in economic activity has picked up recently, after having slowed sharply," the Federal Open Market...
  • U.S. suspends trade, investment talks with Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. suspends trade, investment talks with Russia over Ukraine
    (Reuters) - The United States has put trade and investment talks with Russia on hold as a rebuke for Russia's incursion into Ukraine, a U.S. official said on Monday. "We have suspended upcoming bilateral trade and investment engagement with the...
  • Savers and a grim outlook

    Exactly two years ago, I wrote a column titled "Coping in a low interest world". At the time, short-term interest rates were essentially zero and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hovered at around 2.4 percent. Soon after, 10-year yields plunged to 40-...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds
    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Fed minutes indicate easy-money policy may persist

    Fed minutes indicate easy-money policy may persist
    WASHINGTON — An account of the Federal Reserve's last meeting suggests that policymakers aren't as eager to take away the punch bowl as the market thought. The minutes of the March 18-19 meeting state that Fed officials worried that their...
  • Bitcoin's value tumbles after China moves to limit its use

    Bitcoin's value tumbles after China moves to limit its use
    Chinese authorities on Thursday instructed the country's banks and other financial institutions not to accept bitcoin, an unregulated digital currency that has soared in value amid widespread speculation, state media reported. China's central bank and...
  • Fed says stimulus taper is modest, plans to keep rates low longer

    Fed says stimulus taper is modest, plans to keep rates low longer
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve officials Wednesday described their pullback on a key stimulus program as modest, and at the same time sought to allay any concerns about the central bank's efforts to boost growth by promising to keep short-term interest...
  • Yellen to tell senators Fed must do more to help economy recover

    Yellen to tell senators Fed must do more to help economy recover
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has helped the nation rebound from the Great Recession, but there still is more work to be done to reduce unemployment and get the economy back on track, Fed chair nominee Janet L. Yellen will tell senators at her...