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  • Bank of England not ready to raise rates despite unemployment drop

    The Bank of England sees "no immediate need" to raise rock-bottom interest rates despite an unemployment rate that is falling more rapidly than anticipated, according to minutes of its January meeting released Wednesday. Just like Federal Reserve...
  • Lew moves up debt limit deadline to late February

    Lew moves up debt limit deadline to late February
    WASHINGTON -- Congress must raise the nation's debt limit by late February, a couple of weeks earlier than previously projected, because of an expected large outflow of cash for tax refunds next month, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Wednesday....
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates lower; 30-year fixed averaging 4.39%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates lower; 30-year fixed averaging 4.39%
    Fixed mortgage rates have drifted lower, according to Freddie Mac, which said lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.39% this week, down from 4.41% a week ago. It was the lowest reading for the weekly survey since Nov. 27....
  • Stocks plunge on fears over emerging markets

    Stocks plunge on fears over emerging markets
    NEW YORK — Wall Street took a drubbing for the second straight day as investors worry that an economic slowdown in emerging markets could trigger a correction in stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average suffered a drop of 318.24 points Friday, the...
  • Bernanke leaves legacy of stimulus and stagnation

    Bernanke leaves legacy of stimulus and stagnation
    WASHINGTON — As Ben S. Bernanke walks away from the Federal Reserve's marble headquarters on the Mall after presiding over his last policy meeting Wednesday, he will leave behind a bittersweet legacy. On one hand, his unprecedented efforts to...
  • Business economists more optimistic, see little healthcare law effect

    Business economists more optimistic, see little healthcare law effect
    WASHINGTON -- Economists working for U.S. businesses are more optimistic about growth this year and see little effect from the start of healthcare reform or the reduction in a key Federal Reserve stimulus program, according to survey results released...
  • Fourth-quarter economic growth cut to 2.4%

    Fourth-quarter economic growth cut to 2.4%
    WASHINGTON -- Fourth-quarter economic growth was revised down sharply Friday to 2.4% as new data showed consumers opened their wallets less in the face of severe weather and businesses sold fewer goods abroad than initially estimated. The new figures...
  • Bitcoin exchange's collapse is probed by U.S. and Japanese regulators

    Bitcoin exchange's collapse is probed by U.S. and Japanese regulators
    U.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world's largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online. The separate investigations...
  • Fed chief Yellen indicates stimulus cuts will continue

    Fed chief Yellen indicates stimulus cuts will continue
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how much of the recent economic slowing was caused by the harsh winter weather, a determination that could prompt it to reconsider how fast it pulls back on its key economic stimulus. In...
  • Winter's 2014 toll: $1.5 billion in insured losses from snow, cold

    Winter's 2014 toll: $1.5 billion in insured losses from snow, cold
    Heavy snow and bitter cold in much of the country have caused more than $1.5 billion worth of insurance losses, making this winter among the costliest in decades for the industry, according to a report Tuesday. There have been more than 175,000 claims...