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  • Watch Art Cashin: Alibaba IPO lifting stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:02 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    UBS' Art Cashin says Alibaba's IPO is boosting stocks a day ahead of the e-commerce giant's high-profile debut.

  • Stoners on the job: Nearly 10% went to work high Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    A new survey has found 10 percent of American workers have showed up to their jobs high. Are you surprised? Here’s what employers can do about it.

  • *Mechanical problems seen with diminished repo facility. *Central bank unveiled longer-term' normalization' plan. NEW YORK, Sept 18- No sooner did the Federal Reserve reveal its plan for eventually tightening U.S. monetary policy than many on Wall Street flagged problems with the mechanics of the strategy, and said more adjustments would have to come.

  • What the Fed's dream trade looks like Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 26, 2014.

    The Fed just might have triggered an early look at its dream trade—where short-term yields rise gradually and longer term rates rise more slowly.

  • California bill increases Hollywood tax credits Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

  • Household debt grows at fastest rate in 6 years Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Vehicles pass the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

    The federal debt grew at the slowest pace since 2007 in the second quarter, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.

  • Empowering women is good for the economy Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Countries are waking up to the benefits of empowering women but there's more to be done, says the national finance co-chair of Ready for Hillary.

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30- year loan jumped to 4.23 percent from 4.12 percent last week.

  • The Fed's hard choices: Time to pay up Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    U.S. Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference in Washington September 17, 2014.

    The Fed avoided a more severe recession but its choices aren't without consequences. It's time to pay up, says Michael Farr.

  • Ireland economy grows 7.7 percent, leads eurozone Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Ireland's economy is growing at a rapid pace last experienced at the tail-end of the Celtic Tiger boom, government statisticians reported Thursday as economists declared that the country's debt crisis was dead and buried.

  • All mixed up! Claims plunge—but so does housing Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    A career counselor reviews a document with information about finding jobs at the Western Addition Neighborhood Access Point in San Francisco.

    Jobless claims tumbled sharply in the latest week, but so did housing starts in August, which plummeted by more than 14 percent.

  • Manhattan's income gap is widest in US: Census Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:20 AM ET
    Manhattan apartment buildings

    The mean income of the top 5 percent of households in Manhattan has soared, giving it the biggest income gap of any U.S. county. The NYT reports.

  • Why stocks and bonds see Fed outlook differently Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Bonds sold off as traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.

  • Weak uptake for new eurozone stimulus program Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:37 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— The European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more— but low demand for the first round of its super-cheap loans suggests the difficulty the ECB faces in reviving the economy.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Confidence at Japanese manufacturers fell the most in nearly two years in September as a tax increase hit the economy harder than expected, while exports slid in August in a further sign that conditions have deteriorated in the crucial third quarter.

  • Washington state poverty numbers increase Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Nearly 970,000 Washington residents, or 14.1 percent, were in poverty in 2013, compared to about 915,000, or 13.5 percent, in 2012, according to the American Community Survey that surveyed people between January and December 2013.

  • How you should be reading the Fed's dot-plot     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:19 PM ET

    Robert Heller, Former Federal Reserve Governor, says changes in the dot-plot indicate that the Fed is ahead of the curve and tightening could occur earlier than market expectations.

  • SEJONG, South Korea, Sept 18- South Korea's government will boost budget spending more than previously planned at least for the next three years to help the local economy better cope with a tepid global recovery and a continued slump in domestic demand.

  • *Loose Fed policy likely to remain until well into 2017. WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Federal Reserve officials nudged their expected path of interest rate increases higher on Wednesday, but did little to change the outlook for a long slow climb back up to normal monetary policy.

  • Fed will stand by 'lower for longer' mantra: Pro     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Mark Okada, Co-Founder & CIO, Highland Capital, discusses the central bank's reiteration that it will remain on an easy-money course for a "considerable period."

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