| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices barely budged last month, a slowdown that showed inflation was well in check to start the year -- and maybe running too low.
The consumer price index rose 0.1% in January, down from the 0.2% increase the previous month, the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate as long as the economy keeps improving.
Officials weighed the need to stress to investors that the Fed's key short-term...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:54 PM
The letter that recently arrived at homes throughout California and other states features a picture of Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky II" training for another shot at greatness.
"As you're making your financial comeback," it says, "we want you to know...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Brutal winter weather contributed to a downturn in job growth and other economic data, raising questions about the strength of the recovery and testing the Federal Reserve's resolve in unwinding its key bond-buying stimulus program....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's new leader, Janet L. Yellen, signaled that the central bank is likely to keep scaling back its signature stimulus program despite a recent string of weak economic data.
Making her first congressional appearance...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:09 AM
British authorities on Monday charged three former Barclays Bank employees with fraud for allegedly rigging a key interest rate in the run-up to the financial crisis.
The country's Serious Fraud Office said it filed criminal charges against Peter...
| Feb 16, 2014
Re "Obama's undiplomatic picks," Editorial, Feb. 13
It has been a crushing disappointment to this reader, who voted twice for Barack Obama, to follow instance after instance of our president's lack of insight, foresight or hindsight.
But it isn't only...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: My wife of 34 years died five years ago. Her father is 94. He has accumulated a large amount of wealth over the last 40 years. I always made a point of staying out of financial discussions between my father-in-law and his daughters. He told us...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:11 PM
The stock market closed out its best week of the year on Friday as investors focused on company earnings and brushed off another weak economic report.
Campbell Soup climbed after reporting earnings that beat the estimates of Wall Street analysts. Cliffs...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:23 AM
LONDON – Escalating the fight against secession, the British government warned Thursday that Scotland would lose the right to continue using the pound as its currency if voters there say yes to a historic referendum on independence this fall....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- Reflecting concerns that government settlements with big banks haven't been tough enough, two Democratic lawmakers want the Federal Reserve board to approve all major enforcement actions.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep....