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NEW YORK | The Dow Jones industrial average rose to another all-time high on Wall Street Monday.
NEW YORK | Grim sales forecasts from two major companies and concern the Federal Reserve soon will start withdrawing its support for the economy pummeled the stock market Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Next time you're at the grocery store or a RailCats game or anywhere out and about in the region, look around -- almost one of every five adults you see owes money on student loans.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., sees the recent financial crisis as a tale of greed, fear, dreams, hopes and panic, calling it a story as old as time and destined to repeat itself absent changes to the incentives that drive American business and government.
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks to more than 100 local business owners and officials at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's eighth annual Business Expo at Dynasty Banquets in Hammond.
HAMMOND | Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president and CEO, said Wednesday the risk of only taking "modest" monetary policy actions could result in a decade of stagnant economic growth, similar to what Japan had in the 1990s.
The eighth annual Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will be held Sept. 26 with Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Chair Charles L. Evans delivering the keynote address to the Lakeshore business community.
NEW YORK | The stock market keeps getting tossed around by the Fed.
WASHINGTON | Federal Reserve officials spoke with increased urgency at their last meeting about the need to provide more help for a weak U.S. economy. Many thought further support would be needed "fairly soon" unless the economy improved significantly.
WASHINGTON | The U.S. job market is flagging, and consumer prices are barely rising. The picture sketched by data released Thursday has made some economists predict the Federal Reserve will announce some new step next week to boost the economy.
INDIANAPOLIS | Promising to run "a positive campaign of ideas," Mike Pence told delegates to the Republican convention Saturday that if elected governor he will make Indiana "the state that works."
WASHINGTON | Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday acknowledged the pace of economic growth is likely to be "frustratingly slow" after the Fed downgraded its forecast for the next two years.
NEW YORK | It was a stomach-churning summer most investors would like to forget.
WASHINGTON | Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he's surprised by how cautious consumers have been in the two years since the recession officially ended. But the Fed chief offered no hint of any steps the Fed would take to boost the weak economy.
If the United States were a functioning, representative democracy, the debate over the deficit crisis would not be limited to the Republican and Democratic parties' support of continued corporate dominance over the American people.
What's wrong with the recovery? It's been almost two years since the end of the Great Recession in July 2009. The recession ended in the sense that the economy stopped declining and started growing. But growth has been very slow.
Here's a reminder that the dozens of small businesses we use each week make a difference.
WASHINGTON | Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week to the lowest level of the year and were barely shy of the all-time low.
WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve is sounding a more confident note that the economy is strengthening and pledges to hold rates at record lows to make sure it gains even more traction.
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