Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke

Stocks surge after Bernanke allays stimulus fear

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it the Bernanke Boost. The stock market, which has been marching higher for a week, got extra fuel Thursday after the Federal Reserve chairman said the central bank will keep […]

07/11/2013

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US job openings, hiring rise slightly in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in May and hired more workers, further signs of steady improvement in the job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 28,000 to […]

07/09/2013

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Stocks end with strong gains after jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) – A see-saw start for stocks ended with a rally Friday, as traders decided that a healthy job market mattered more than the Federal Reserve scaling back its economic stimulus. After the […]

07/05/2013

US stocks fall in quiet end to a bumpy month

NEW YORK (AP) — Given the wild trading of late, it was a calm close to the month. After flitting between tiny gains and losses most of Friday, the stock market closed mostly lower, a […]

06/28/2013

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Some buyers motivated to act now as rates rise

  WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates posting a big increase this week, more home buyers may decide to make the move sooner rather than later. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said today that the average […]

06/27/2013

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Rising US wealth doesn’t generate spending surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stock market rallied to record heights last month, home prices have rebounded and the wealth of American households returned to where it was before the Great Recession. That’s just what Federal […]

06/25/2013

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Stocks stabilize after two-day selloff

NEW YORK (AP) — Although stocks have been lower for much of the day, the declines are nothing like the ones that were seen yesterday and Wednesday. The market has been relatively stable today, as […]

06/21/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment fell in half of US states in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 […]

06/21/2013

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How higher rates touch consumers, firms, investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — All it took was speculation that the Federal Reserve could slow its bond buying months from now — and then a few words Wednesday from Chairman Ben Bernanke to confirm it. The […]

06/20/2013

Ben Bernanke

Bernanke declines to address future at the Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke declined Wednesday to address speculation that he will step down as chairman of the Federal Reserve in January when his term ends, saying he wanted to keep the attention on […]

06/19/2013

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