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  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew heads home after prostate surgery

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew heads home after prostate surgery
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew had successful outpatient surgery on Tuesday but remained at a New York area hospital overnight because of a low-grade fever, a Treasury Department spokeswoman said. Lew, 58, underwent the procedure to treat...
  • Durable goods orders rebound strongly in February on aircraft demand

    Durable goods orders rebound strongly in February on aircraft demand
    WASHINGTON -- Demand for cars, aircraft and other durable goods surged last month, a stronger-than-expected rebound after two months of decreases, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. New orders jumped 2.2% in February after declining by 1.3% the...
  • Consumer confidence is highest in six years

    Consumer confidence is highest in six years
    Consumers are more optimistic about the economy than they've been in years, and that could help heat up the recovery after a deep winter chill. A closely watched barometer of consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six...
  • Yellen says women still underrepresented in business, government

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen has been reticent to remark about her historic status as the first woman to lead the central bank. But at a Women's History Month reception at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Yellen broke her...
  • Consumer confidence jumps to highest level in six years

    Consumer confidence jumps to highest level in six years
    Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six years as the economy showed signs of emerging from a deep winter chill. The Conference Board's index, which is one of two key monthly measures of consumer attitudes, increased...
  • Fed officials say markets overreacted to Yellen rate-hike comments

    Fed officials say markets overreacted to Yellen rate-hike comments
    WASHINGTON -- Top Federal Reserve officials said financial markets overreacted to Chairwoman Janet Yellen's comments last week indicating the central bank could start raising interest rates early next year. In speeches and interviews, the officials...
  • Business economists more optimistic about growth despite harsh winter

    Business economists more optimistic about growth despite harsh winter
    WASHINGTON -- Economists for U.S. businesses are more optimistic about the recovery than they were three months ago, forecasting growth to accelerate this year after a slow start caused by severe winter weather. The media projection in the quarterly...
  • Treasury Secretary Lew to have outpatient prostate-related surgery

    Treasury Secretary Lew to have outpatient prostate-related surgery
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will undergo outpatient surgery to treat a benign enlarged prostate and will be sidelined for about a week, a department spokeswoman said Sunday. Lew, 58, will have the procedure Tuesday in New York and...
  • 4 million homeowners climb out of negative equity

    WASHINGTON — The economy may be growing at a frustratingly slow pace, but one piece of it is booming: American homeowners' equity holdings — the market value of their houses minus their mortgage debts — soared by nearly $2.1 trillion...
  • Can't hold a good stock market down: S&P 500 sets intraday record

    Can't hold a good stock market down: S&P 500 sets intraday record
    A week-long rally in the stock market carried the Standard & Poor's 500 index to an intraday record Friday morning, the latest indication that investors worry more about missing potential gains than suffering losses. Stocks have been buoyed this week by...
  • California Bank & Trust parent to retake stress test it failed

    California Bank & Trust parent to retake stress test it failed
    Zions Bancorp, which failed a Federal Reserve test simulating a severe recession, says it has shed some high-risk holdings and will submit a beefed-up capital plan for approval. Zions said the Fed determined that its holdings of loans and securities...