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  • Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying

    Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying
    WASHINGTON — With the economy slowly improving, Federal Reserve officials are shifting their efforts from stimulating the recovery to restoring normal monetary policy — although new Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen tried to stress that day remains...
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 4.32%

    Freddie Mac: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 4.32%
    Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week, with Freddie Mac reporting the average for 30-year loans dropped to 4.32% from 4.37% last week. The McLean, Va., housing finance company said lenders were offering 15-year fixed home loans, a popular option for...
  • Higher interest rates talk spooks stocks

    Higher interest rates talk spooks stocks
    Higher interest rates are coming. And they are coming sooner than you think. That's the message investors took away from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. In response, they sent stocks and gold prices lower and bond yields sharply higher. The Dow...
  • Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero

    Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to continue reducing their bond-buying stimulus program and said they no longer would consider raising its near-zero interest rate once the unemployment rate fell below 6.5%. The Federal Open...
  • Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday

    Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- Janet L. Yellen, who broke the Federal Reserve's glass ceiling, marks two more milestones Wednesday, wrapping up her initial policymaking meeting as chairwoman then facing reporters' questions for the first time since taking office last...
  • 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...
  • William Lyon Homes lays the foundation for future growth

    William Lyon Homes lays the foundation for future growth
    Newport Beach home builder William Lyon Homes has a history almost as interesting as its founder and namesake. William Lyon flew combat missions in the Korean War, commanded the Air Force Reserve and was chief executive and chairman of AirCal in the...
  • A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?

    A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?
    How's the U.S. economy doing? If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously." Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. "Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee...
  • Federal Reserve nominee Stanley Fischer defends Citigroup tenure

    Federal Reserve nominee Stanley Fischer defends Citigroup tenure
    WASHINGTON -- Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel president nominated for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job, defended his work on Wall Street and told senators at his confirmation hearing Thursday that he understood the effect of economic problems on...
  • A reminder that we still have an austerity budget

    A reminder that we still have an austerity budget
    It's unsurprising if most Americans can't understand why job growth and economic expansion have been so lackluster since the Great Recession. It's because the country is still carrying around the dead weight of the sequester and other budget constraints...
  • China may ease controls on interest rates within two years

    China may ease controls on interest rates within two years
    China is likely to ease controls on interest rates paid on bank savings within two years and will allow wider use of its tightly controlled currency for trade and investment, the central bank governor said Tuesday. Zhou Xiaochuan's comments follow...