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Greenspan Says Yellen Was His Guide to Economics Research at Fed

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that Janet Yellen would be a “great” chief of the central bank and that he relied on her to explain the newest academic research in economics while the two served together.

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Fed Maintains Pace Of Bond-Buying Program

As expected, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday voted to maintain their $85 billion per month asset purchase program.

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U.S. Construction Spending Jumps 0.9 Percent In May, Higher Than Expected

U.S construction spending increased by more than expected in May even as revised figures show stronger than initially reported construction spending in April, according to figures released Monday by the Commerce Department.

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U.S. Creates 148,000 Jobs In September, Well Below Expectations

Employment in the U.S. increased by much less than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday.

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Treasuries Snap Decline Before Manufacturing, Jobs Data

Treasuries snapped a decline before reports this week that economists said will show manufacturing growth slowed and the U.S. added fewer than 100,000 jobs for a third month.

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U.S. Employment Rises Much Less Than Expected In September

Employment in the U.S. increased by much less than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday.

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Treasuries Erase June Loss As Pimco’s Gross Bets On U.S. Debt

Treasuries were poised to eke out a monthly gain before a government report today that economists said will show consumer spending failed to grow in May as the biggest part of theU.S. economy struggles.

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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Dip To 358,000 Amid Continued Distortions

After reporting a sharp jump in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims pulled back by less than expected in the week ended October 12th.

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U.S. Private Sector Employment Rises In Line With Estimates

Employment in the U.S. private sector saw continued growth in the month of March, according to a report released by payroll processor Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) on Wednesday, with the job growth coming roughly in line with economist estimates.

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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Pull Back By Less Than Expected

After reporting a sharp jump in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims pulled back by less than expected in the week ended October 12th.

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Company Payrolls in U.S. Expanded by Estimated 209,000 Workers

Companies in the U.S. expanded payrolls in March, showing the labor market is strengthening, according to data from a private report based on payrolls.

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Bullard: Taper Still Possible In October

The Federal Reserve could begin to taper its massive bond-buying program in October if the economy continues to improve, according to a prominent voting member at the central bank.

"October is a live meeting," St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said Friday morning on Bloomberg TV.

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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Shows Unexpected Drop In March

Consumer sentiment in the U.S. showed an unexpected decrease in the month of March, according to a report released by Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday.

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U.S. Factory Orders Up 0.7 Percent In May, Higher Than Expected

U.S factory orders posted a stronger than expected rebound in May buoyed by orders of ships, boats and aircraft, according to figures released Tuesday by the Commerce Department.

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Fed's Lacker: Rate Hike Likely To Be Necessary In 2013

The lone dissenter at the past few Federal Reserve meetings explained his stance on Friday, insisting that rates will need to be hiked next year.

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OECD Area Inflation Weakens For Third Month

Consumer price inflation in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) area slowed for the third consecutive month in May, latest data showed.

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Fed Says 15 of 19 Banks Have Adequate Capital in Stress Scenari

The Federal Reserve said 15 of the 19 largest U.S. banks could maintain adequate capital levels even in a severe recession that assumes they keep paying dividends and buying back stock.

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Long Wait For Trend-like Growth?

The EU summit surprised to the upside. Some constructive measures were agreed upon in the meeting that warmed the Street and also set in motion a large-scale exodus into risky bets.

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U.S Stock Futures Drop as G20 Snubs Euro-Area Funds Call

U.S. stock-index futures fell, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will snap a two-day rally after the Group of 20 snubbed calls to boost the International Monetary Fund’s resources to fight the euro-area debt crisis.

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U.S. Manufacturing Index Unexpectedly Indicates Contraction

Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly contracted in the month of June, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday, with the index of activity in the sector pointing to a contraction for the first time since July of 2009.

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Oil Prices - Emerging Ancillary Threat?

Greek default worries are currently being supplanted by a graver threat that has the potential to upset the global growth apple cart. Oil prices have been climbing sharply and steadily in recent weeks, with the black gold ending last week at a 10-month high. Along with oil, gas prices have also begun skyrocketing, pinching the pockets of consumers, who have showed surprising resilience despite the fragility of the economic recovery.

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