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July jobs report shows another summer slowdown

Aug 2, 2013
Wrapping up the week's news of Fabrice Tourre's securities fraud verdict, the July jobs report and who might take over the Federal Reserve next.
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Bernanke's successor likely won't overhaul things

Jul 26, 2013
The battle for the next head of the Federal Reserve has heated up amid charges of sexism.
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Bernanke vs. Congress: Final testimony in bond fight?

Jul 19, 2013
In what may be his final testimony before Congress as chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke says the central bank will wind down its bond buying program.
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JPMorgan's profits foretell good economic fortunes

Jul 12, 2013
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo reported higher profits, after a quarter in which interest rates rose sharply.
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Wall Street worried by strong jobs growth

Jul 5, 2013
The Labor Department's latest jobs report shows 195,000 jobs added to the economy, and unemployment steady at 7.6 percent.
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Mortgage rates jump: Should we be worried?

Jun 28, 2013
U.S. mortgage rates jump to their highest level since July 2011, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
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Ben Bernanke's muddled message?

Jun 21, 2013
The Fed chairman spoke about quantitative easing on Wednesday, and the possibility of tapering, and the markets reacted.
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Do rising rates mean an improving economy?

Jun 14, 2013
The ten-year T-note is above two percent, but some are concerned this might mean the end of quantitative easing in the near future.
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May jobs report shows increased, but slow, hiring

Jun 7, 2013
The May jobs report showed increased hiring, but with a few caveats.
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Volatile markets and mixed economic data

May 31, 2013
The Weekly Wrap covers the ups and downs of the past week in economic news.
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