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  • Home Starts Take a Dip in January

    Housing starts drop 16 percent in January, and the Fed releases minutes hinting that tapering will continue at the slow pace previously seen.

    National 20 February 2014 15:01
  • U.S. Auto Sales Up in 2013

    Auto sales were up 7.5 percent in 2013, and soon to be ex-chairman Ben Bernanke remains optimistic about the U.S. economy in 2014.

    National 06 January 2014 14:59
  • New Housing Starts Rise in November

    Private housing starts in November came in at an annualized rate of 1,091,000 units, according to the Census Bureau.

    National 19 December 2013 14:07
  • Bernanke Defends Fed Stimulus

    Probably with an eye toward his legacy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the National Economists Club Annual Dinner in Washington, defending his actions as chairman and offering some reasons for the continued bond-buying program.

    National 20 November 2013 15:10
  • Fed Wants Big Banks to Beef Up Liquidity

    The Federal Reserve proposed a rule to make too-big-to-fail banks and other deep-pocket entities less likely to fail.

    National 25 October 2013 13:16
  • Detroit Files for Chapter 9

    On Thursday, Detroit became the largest city in the nation ever to file for the municipal version of bankruptcy, Chapter 9.

    National 19 July 2013 13:25
  • Fed Seems Determined to Taper QE3

    The Federal Reserve released the minutes from the June 18-19 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday, and while (as usual), they weren’t precisely a model of clarity, the minutes did seem to reinforce the idea that the central bank is indeed planning to “taper” its QE3 stimulus program.

    National 11 July 2013 13:37