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  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 15- A U.S. judge on Monday awarded no damages to American International Group Inc shareholders led by former CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg in their lawsuit against the U.S. government, despite finding that the U.S. While Judge Thomas Wheeler of the Federal Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. sided with Greenberg on a key legal claim, the...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- The sharp bond market selloff is starting to pinch American consumers and companies, causing a mild economic tightening that, if sustained, could raise alarms at the Federal Reserve and even delay a plan to hike interest rates in coming months. And I do think that they will try to micro-manage the market, "said Craig Dismuke, chief economic...

  • ANALYSIS-Calling time on zero rates and QE Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    *Global equity vs bonds 2012-' 15: http://link.reuters.com/fac39s. LONDON, June 10- The world of zero interest rates has outlived its usefulness, according to a chorus of influential bankers, watchdogs and economists anxious about asset bubbles and wealth inequality. "It's a mistake to keep interest rates this low for so long as it breeds complacency and leads to...

  • What 'tantrum'? Investors still love bond funds Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET

    The bond market may be in turmoil, but investors don't seem to care.

  • Time to go global? Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Time to go global?

    Kevin Kelly, Recon Capital Partners, thinks the best investments are overseas.

  • Are stocks expensive? Bernanke vs. Yellen Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Are stocks expensive? Bernanke vs. Yellen

    Former Fed Chair Bernanke said stock prices have risen rapidly over the past six years or so, but had been severely depressed; and current Fed Chair Yellen says equity valuations are generally quite high. The FMHR traders, weigh in.

  • Bernanke still blind to market bubbles Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, March 2, 2015 in Washington.

    The former Fed chair is speaking out. Investors shouldn't listen, says Michael Pento.

  • Why is Janet Yellen skipping Jackson Hole? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society at the IMF in Washington on May 6, 2015.

    Why is Fed Chair Janet Yellen skipping the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole? Ron Insana weighs in.

  • Ben Bernanke: I see no extreme moves here Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke asking a question/criticizing Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan at a Brookings event on monetary policy. Many in the audience were surprised to find out Bernanke was there, when he was called upon for the first question. He's currently a Brookings Distinguished Fellow.

    The former Federal Reserve chair said there were no signs of extreme movements in the U.S. real estate and financial markets.

  • Recession still choking US economy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    People line up for a job fair at a new Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company facility in Long Beach, California, last March.

    Politicians need to act decisively to revive the economy, says Dan Alpert of Westwood Capital.

  • All hail Ken Griffin, the new hedge fund king Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel.

    Seven years removed from a near-death experience during the financial crisis, Ken Griffin's Citadel is more powerful than ever.

  • Bernanke slams Warren's new Fed bill Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (R).

    The former Fed chairman decried proposed legislation that would limit the U.S. central bank's lending authority during a crisis.

  • Dick Grasso: $4T question nobody is asking the Fed Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Dick Grasso

    Dick Grasso, former head of the New York Stock Exchange, tells CNBC he's concerned about how the central bank plans to reduce its $4.4 trillion balance sheet.

  • Should investors dump their bonds? Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    Bond traders

    A growing chorus of experts say bonds are an increasingly scary place to be. Here’s what to do.

  • Pimco Total Return Fund loses top bond fund title Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:19 AM ET
    PIMCO headquarters in Newport Beach, California

    The Pimco Total Return Fund, launched by Bill Gross, has lost its title as the world's biggest bond mutual fund, following two years of withdrawals.

  • Kudlow: Free trade with Asia will juice economy Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:15 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow

    Free trade with Asia will give the US economy the boost it needs right now, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Time to start spending that pile of cash Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    It's time for companies to heed the call to invest their cash, says UBS's chief investment officer.

  • Fed in the biz of making things worse: Jim Grant Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
    Jim Grant

    The Federal Reserve made no changes to its zero interest rate policy Wednesday, a move that didn't surprise Jim Grant.

  • Bill Gross: Why Fed will have problems raising rates Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    The U.S. economy will have "problems" reaching goals outlined by the Fed's policy committee, bond guru Bill Gross said.

  • Investors, stay focused on this: Pimco's Mather Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Scott Mather CIO of Pimco

    With all eyes on the Federal Reserve Wednesday, Pimco's Scott Mather said this is what he's focusing on.