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  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.

  • Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:10 pm
  • NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.

  • Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system.

  • US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:44 am
  • WASHINGTON - Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing.

  • Citigroup's earnings edge higher in first quarter 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - Citigroup's first-quarter earnings rose, helped by declines in expenses and provisions for bad loans. The earnings improved even as revenue from mortgage refinancing and bond trading fell.

  • Fund manager Q&A: Expect less from bonds 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Bonds aren't doomed.

  • US producer prices rise 0.5 percent in March 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals.

  • Minutes show Fed struggled to agree on rate policy 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:18 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve struggled last month over how to convey to investors that it will raise short-term interest rates only slowly once it increases them from record lows.

  • Regulators act to require stronger bank capital 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:42 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Regulators are acting to require U.S. banks to build a sturdier financial base to lessen the risk that they could collapse and cause a global meltdown.

  • Fed gives banks 2 more years on risky securities 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is giving U.S. banks two more years to ensure their holdings of certain complex and risky securities don't put them afoul of the new Volcker Rule.

  • Fed board member Stein announces resignation 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Jeremy Stein, a member of the Federal Reserve Board, announced Thursday that he plans to resign next month to return to Harvard University, creating more turnover on the seven-member board.

  • IMF leader calls for bold policies to aid recovery 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday that leading nations need to embrace bold policy steps to accelerate a still-modest and fragile global economic recovery.

  • US construction spending up tiny 0.1 percent 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 10:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. construction spending posted a slight increase in February as a rebound in construction of hotels and other nonresidential buildings offset a decline in housing.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:06 pm
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  • US consumer spending up modest 0.3 percent 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - Americans barely increased their spending in February following a weak January performance, strong evidence that the severe winter will hold back the economy in the first quarter.

  • US economic growth for 4Q is revised higher 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:19 am
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years.

  • Fed blocks Citigroup from raising dividends 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:29 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday barred Citigroup from raising its dividend or boosting its stock buybacks, saying it's too hard to predict how some parts of the bank's global operation would fare in a sharp economic downturn.

  • Survey: Economists see US growth pickup this year 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:17 am
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the pace of U.S. economic growth seen speeding up later this year and next, many business economists expect the Federal Reserve to end its bond purchases this fall or even earlier.

  • Zions Bancorp falls short on Fed 'stress tests' 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 3:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - More than five years after the financial crisis struck, the biggest U.S. banks are better able to withstand a severe recession than at any time since the meltdown, the Federal Reserve has determined.

  • Emerging-market bonds on sale but not on clearance 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:44 pm
  • NEW YORK - For all the worries about how the Federal Reserve's cutback in bond purchases would hurt the market, the biggest pain is being felt far away. It's in Indonesia, India and other developing economies.

  • US appeals court upholds Fed's cap on 'swipe' fees 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve's cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card transactions.

  • Fed dissenter says policy action was a mistake 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 11:11 am
  • WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve official who dissented from this week's policy decision said Friday that the Fed should have said it planned to keep a key interest rate at a record low until unemployment falls below 5.5 percent.

  • Nearly all major US banks pass Fed 'stress tests' 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - More than five years after the financial crisis struck, the biggest U.S. banks are better able to withstand a severe recession than at any time since the meltdown, the Federal Reserve has determined.

  • Just 11 pct. of US long-term unemployed find jobs 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A new study documents the bleak plight of Americans who have been unemployed for more than six months: Just 11 percent of them, on average, will ever regain steady full-time work.

  • Stocks edge higher on better US economic news 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 12:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - The stock market edged higher Thursday as some encouraging news on the economy outweighed investors' concerns that interest rates may start to rise sooner than they had anticipated. Guess slumped after the apparel maker reported lower quarterly income and predicted a loss for the current quarter.