Economy

Growth diminishes need for easing: Fed's Lacker

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 30 - 16:17
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official on Friday said it would be difficult to argue for more monetary policy easing if U.S. economic growth is between 2 and 3 percent this year, as he...
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February personal spending posts largest gain in 7 months

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 30 - 14:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer spending in February increased by the most in seven months even as income rose modestly, which could prompt analysts to scale back expectations of a sharp pull back in...
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Treasury sells Central Pacific Financial shares

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 30 - 14:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday that it is selling the remaining 2,770,117 common shares it holds in Central Pacific Financial Corp at $13.15 a share for expected...
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Fourth quarter income trends up, boost for spending

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 23:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Household income grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than previously thought as the jobs market strengthened, a development that could underpin consumer spending.
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Inflation key as Fed looks ahead

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 22:42
WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - Containing inflation will be critical when the time finally comes for the U.S. Federal Reserve to reverse its ultra loose monetary policy, two top Fed officials said...
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Foreign central banks' U.S. debt holdings rise: Fed

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 22:41
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreign central banks' overall holdings of U.S. marketable securities at the Federal Reserve rose in the latest week, data from the U.S. central bank showed on Thursday.
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Fed balance sheet shrinks in latest week

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 22:40
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve's balance sheet contracted slightly in the latest week, Fed data released on Thursday showed.
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Fed's Plosser sees conditions for tightening

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 21:07
WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - Pressure would grow on the Federal Reserve to tighten policy this year if growth and the labor market continue to improve, Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser...
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Bernanke: Economy to return to trend growth

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 21:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday that he expects the U.S. economy to return to a long-term growth rate around three percent over time.
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Fed's Lockhart says risks from Europe have lessened

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 19:46
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Financial risks to the U.S. economy from the European economic crisis have been reduced, though not taken off the table, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said on Thursday.
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Plosser says confident Fed will avoid inflation risk

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 19:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Though the Federal Reserve cannot predict how difficult it will be to tighten policy when the time comes, a top Fed official said he is confident that the U.S. central bank will...
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Need for more Fed action unlikely: Plosser

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 18:49
WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - It is unlikely that the U.S. economy will deteriorate or that prices will fall to such an extent that the Federal Reserve will have to consider taking more policy...
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Commercial paper market rises in week: Fed

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 16:16
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. seasonally adjusted commercial paper market expanded in the latest week, Federal Reserve data showed on Thursday.
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Fourth-quarter GDP unrevised at 3.0 percent

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 15:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The economy expanded as expected in the fourth quarter while personal income grew at a much faster pace than previously thought, which should help underpin spending this...
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Treasury raises $362 million from TARP stock sales

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 15:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Treasury Department on Thursday said it expects to raise $362 million from the sale of preferred stocks in six institutions it acquired at a cost of $411 million under the...
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Jobless claims fall to 4-year low in latest week

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 29 - 15:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for unemployment benefits fell to a fresh four-year low last week, according to a government report that showed ongoing healing in the labor market.
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Durable goods orders hint at weak first quarter

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 28 - 19:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods increased only modestly in February, supporting the view that economic growth in the first quarter could be lackluster.
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More CEOs ready to start hiring again: survey

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 28 - 18:57
(Reuters) - U.S. chief executives' view of the economy brightened in the first quarter of 2012, with a growing number ready to hire more workers over the next six months, according to a Business...
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Prices edge up after Fed buys bonds

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 28 - 17:18
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prices on government debt edged higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve bought $4.81 billion longer-dated Treasuries for its "Operation Twist" program which is aimed to...
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Bernanke: Far too early to call victory in recovery

reuters.com / economy - 2012, március 28 - 02:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday it is too soon to declare victory in the U.S. economic recovery, warning against complacency in policymaking as the...
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