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The  Financial Services Committee heard testimony from Chairwomen Yellen on the Federal Reserves monetary policy and the state of the US economy on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

What rising interest rates mean for the rest of us

Feb 25, 2015
Rising interest rates: If you think they won't affect you, think again.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, Yellen, loans

Explaining deflation: Why falling prices can be bad news

Feb 25, 2015
Falling prices can be great for the economy ... until they turn into deflation.
Posted In: deflation, prices, Economics, inflation, whiteboard
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Warren Buffett eats like a six-year-old

Feb 25, 2015
Warren Buffett's culinary choices aren't what you'd expect from one of the richest people on the planet.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, financial reports, Investing, Coke

Sex discrimination suit set to start in Silicon Valley

Feb 25, 2015
The case highlights how women still struggle to find a place in venture capital.
Posted In: discrimination, women jobs race economy, Silicon Valley

The best part of waking up ... is no longer Folgers

Feb 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're watching for Wednesday.
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee February 24, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

'Audit the Fed' illustrates the politics behind policy

Feb 24, 2015
Sen. Rand Paul's call for more oversight of the Fed is a reliable applause line.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, audit
A copy of S. 2280, a bill which would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, is arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C.

Keystone XL vetoed, and the Eurozone kicks the can

Feb 24, 2015
The line of the day goes to President Obama, by way of the Marketplace Desk of News We Could have Told You Yesterday.
Posted In: Keystone XL, Greece, Eurozone, veto
Despite bewilderingly low interest rates and an apparently improving economy, the housing market is still faltering.

The housing market is still struggling

Feb 24, 2015
Why housing numbers are still cloudy
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Supreme Court considers retirement plan lawsuits

Feb 24, 2015
Supremes consider how long employees should have to sue employers.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning, retirement savings plan
Shell Oil leads negotiations in the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades.

Gas prices inch up as refinery strike continues

Feb 24, 2015
With the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades, how are prices being affected?
Posted In: big oil, refineries, Shell, oil rig

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