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3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.


Related Topix: Federal Reserve Bank, Business News, 9, Recreational Vehicle, Teton

5 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions

Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.


10 hrs ago | Reuters

Global Markets-Stocks extend rally, S&P at new high as data signals growth

Data on German private-sector growth reassured investors about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy following a soft patch, while U.S. data showed economic strength early in the third quarter.


Related Topix: Reuters

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Housing

Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stock funds

Surprise: One of the summer's hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier.


Related Topix: Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.


Related Topix: Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, New York


Investors cheer: S&P 500 hits all-time high

The start of August was rough for stocks as the Russia-Ukraine standoff, the Israel-Gaza conflict and terrorist group activity in Iraq all flared again.


Gauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in July

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.


Cybercast News Service

Stocks move higher for a fourth day

U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low.


Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, 9, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance


China manufacturing drags on Asia, but Europe up

Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but European stocks opened higher.


Related Topix: 9


Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Manufacturing data in China provided a negative surprise, but preliminary August purchasing managers' surveys in Europe were slightly better than expected.


Thanh Nein News

China baby boom wagers go bust in stocks as kids cost too much

A nurse takes care of newborn infants at a womens and childrens hospital in Taiyuan city, northwest Chinas Shanxi province, China.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Family, Kids,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Argentina has had it with U.S. bond laws

The country is in default again on some of its debt. Negotiations with several hedge funds over debt repayments broke down so badly in July that Argentina is actually trying to change the laws overseeing its bond contracts.


Related Topix: South America, Argentina, World News

The New Zealand Herald

NZ dollar declines on US dollar strength after upbeat FOMC minutes

The kiwi fell to 83.67 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 83.88 cents at 5pm yesterday.


Wall St flat ahead of Fed minutes

US stocks were little changed Wednesday after two days of gains, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting, as investors shrugged off bleak earnings forecasts from some retailers like Lowe's and Target.


Related Topix: Big Box Retailers

Carlsbad Current-Argus

US stocks quiet ahead of Fed minutes

U.S. stocks were little changed in Wednesday morning trading as investors waited for minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.


Greenwich Citizen

US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

Traders James Doherty, left, and Thomas Ferrigno work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Home Building, Home

Global stocks drift amid wait for US Fed signs

KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped 0.3 percent to 4,243.93 and Germany's DAX lost 0.2 percent to 9,313.63.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Asian Stocks Steady On Strong U.S. Data, Dollar Holds Gains

Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street shares, helping nudge Treasury yields higher and keeping the dollar well bid against the euro and yen.


The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized, places a hat on the head of a customer in Boston on Aug. 10, 2014.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Newton, MA


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