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  • Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem

    Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem
    World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are imperiling economies worldwide and undermining confidence in the U.S. dollar. Even the news Wednesday...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates higher amid crisis; 30-year at 4.28%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates higher amid crisis; 30-year at 4.28%
    Fixed mortgage rates rose early this week amid the debt crisis, Freddie Mac's latest survey showed, with lenders offering the 30-year home loan at an average of 4.28%, up from 4.23% a week earlier. The offering rate for 15-year fixed mortgages...
  • Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus

    Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appeared poised a few weeks ago to start pulling back on its unprecedented support for the economy, but surprisingly stopped short out of fear the recovery still was too fragile. That was before the budget...
  • More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows

    More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the economy after the partial government shutdown and debt limit fight, according to poll results released Tuesday. Just 29% of respondents in a CNN/ORC International survey said economic...
  • Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls

    Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls
    WASHINGTON -- The shrinking budget deficit and improving economy has led Moody's Investor Services to affirm the nation's AAA credit rating and upgrade the outlook for government debt to stable from a negative watch that could have led to a downgrade....
  • Home price gains ease in most large U.S. markets

    Home price gains ease in most large U.S. markets
    Home prices in the nation's largest metro areas jumped sharply in August, but the rate of increases is slowing, according to a leading gauge. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 large U.S. metros rose 1.3% from July and 12.8%...
  • Private job growth down this month in wake of U.S. shutdown, ADP says

    Private job growth down this month in wake of U.S. shutdown, ADP says
    WASHINGTON -- Business hiring slowed this month with the private sector adding just 130,000 net new jobs as the partial government shutdown hit an already weakening labor market, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday. The figure was below the 150,000...
  • Sony credit rating could be downgraded to junk

    Sony credit rating could be downgraded to junk
    Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service Inc. said Friday that it is reviewing Sony Corp.'s credit rating and could downgrade it to junk status. The news comes one day after Tokyo-based┬áSony, which reports its earnings in yen but provides...
  • October jobs report far better than expected

    October jobs report far better than expected
    WASHINGTON — All of a sudden, the American economy is looking very resilient — much more so than experts had thought. Despite forecasts that job growth would be sapped by the budget impasse and government shutdown, employers in the U.S....
  • Moody's cuts ratings of four big banks on reduced bailout chance

    Moody's cuts ratings of four big banks on reduced bailout chance
    WASHINGTON -- Moody's Investor Services on Friday said it cut the credit ratings for four big U.S. banks because of reduced chances the government would bail them out in a future crisis. The ratings for bank holding company debt of JP Morgan Chase & Co....
  • Upbeat data may prompt Fed to act

     Upbeat data may prompt Fed to act
    WASHINGTON — Improving economic data is making the prospects more likely that the Federal Reserve will start tapering its massive bond buying next month, a move that suggests the recovery is on solid ground but that would be likely to roil Wall...