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  • Consumers use credit cards for bail, tattoos, other 'crazy' purchases

    Consumers use credit cards for bail, tattoos, other 'crazy' purchases
    Americans flash plastic for the craziest things -- to ink up their bodies, get out of jail, or even watch X-rated movies. Nearly six in 10 people admitted to making what they considered to be a crazy purchase with their credit cards, according to survey...
  • Weak jobs data renew growth fears

    Weak jobs data renew growth fears
    WASHINGTON — Back-to-back months of sluggish hiring suggest the economic recovery may have lost some momentum and could give the Federal Reserve second thoughts about continuing to throttle back a key stimulus program. Employers added a modest...
  • Consumers spend more than expected but confidence index slips

    Consumers spend more than expected but confidence index slips
    WASHINGTON — Consumers opened their wallets more than expected in December even though their incomes failed to grow, but their confidence slipped in January amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in economic momentum can be sustained....
  • Bitcoin virtual currency is on verge of collapse

    Bitcoin virtual currency is on verge of collapse
    It was supposed to revolutionize the global monetary system. Instead, the bitcoin virtual currency that has captured the imagination of investors and financiers is on the verge of collapse. In a stunning blow to a novel way to buy products and services,...
  • Senate probe accuses Swiss bank of helping rich Americans evade taxes

    Senate probe accuses Swiss bank of helping rich Americans evade taxes
    WASHINGTON — A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate “cloak-and-dagger” methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets...
  • Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke plans to publish a memoir

    Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke plans to publish a memoir
    After eight years at the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke might have been ready for a vacation. But it's been less than a month since he stepped down as chair, and he's announced he's been planning a memoir. He expects to meet with publishers in the next...
  • Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great Recession

    Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great Recession
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke first gained prominence writing about the Great Depression. Now he plans a memoir to defend how he and other officials battled the biggest crisis and economic downturn since then. “I'd like to be...
  • Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery

    Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery
    WASHINGTON -- Most business economists believe the Federal Reserve's controversial bond-buying stimulus program has helped boost the recovery, but differ on the effects of the healthcare reform law and other policies by President Obama and Congress,...
  • Bye-bye, chained CPI

    Bye-bye, chained CPI
    Chalk it up to Republican obstinacy, Democratic opposition, or just plain common sense, the White House has dropped the noxious chained CPI from its Social Security proposals for the upcoming federal budget. The chained consumer price index is a new way...
  • Transcripts detail Fed's struggles amid 2008 financial crisis

    Transcripts detail Fed's struggles amid 2008 financial crisis
    WASHINGTON — The day after Lehman Bros. filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, Federal Reserve policymakers hadn't yet grasped the scope of the financial storm blowing overhead. What was clear to them as they gathered for a regularly scheduled...
  • Fed releases transcripts of meetings from 2008 financial crisis

    Fed releases transcripts of meetings from 2008 financial crisis
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve on Friday released transcripts of its 2008 meetings when central bank policymakers were grappling with the financial crisis. The transcripts from official Federal Open Market Committee sessions are made public after...