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  • *Officials suggest no rush to trim $4.5 trln balance sheet. *Some $500 bln in mortgage, Treasury bonds expire in 2016. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- The Federal Reserve is sketching out plans to prevent an abrupt contraction in its massive balance sheet next year, when some $500 billion in bonds expire and risk disrupting markets and the U.S. economic recovery.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 14- Most experts expect U.S. interest rates to rise in 2015, but no one knows when and by how much. Rates for consumer loans, which include mortgages and automobiles, are bouncing around 3.75 percent, a quarter percentage point above historic lows reached in May 2013. Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com, expects a series of rate hikes...

  • YOUR MONEY-How to play the interest rate game in 2015 Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 14- Most experts expect U.S. interest rates to rise in 2015, but no one knows when and by how much. Rates for consumer loans, which include mortgages and automobiles, are bouncing around 3.75 percent, a quarter percentage point above historic lows reached in May 2013. Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com, expects a series of rate hikes...

  • See ya! Many health exchange users to bail: Survey Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Healthcare.gov website homepage on Jan. 8th, 2014.

    A new survey finds just 43 percent of people who tried out Obamacare health insurance exchanges in the last year plan on returning this year.

  • Early movers: MSFT, AAPL, NFLX, CTSH, BUD & more Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    NYSE New York Stock Exchange traders markets

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Oh, my aching (medical) debt! Americans fear bills Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    One in four Americans owe more in medical debt than they have in emergency savings, and most people worry health insurance will become unaffordable.

  • Obamacare views will skew votes for Congress: Poll Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Nearly 7 in 10 Americans said their opinion of Obamacare will play a role in how they voting in upcoming Congressional elections.

  • Early movers: SJM, MSFT, GM, F, S & more Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:32 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • 7 in 10 say Obamacare had bad or zero impact on US Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    More than 7 out of 10 Americans says Obamacare has had a mostly negative effect or not much of one at all on the US, according to a Bankrate survey.

  • One in 10 Americans don’t carry this anymore Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    The survey also found that 78% of Americans carried less than $50 in paper money, and that 49% carry $20 or less each day.

  • Here's what really fueled the Obamacare surge Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:44 AM ET
    A Sunshine Life and Health Advisors agent explains Obamacare at the Mall of the Americas in Miami on March 31, 2014.

    Obamacare's controversial fine on people who fail to have health insurance this year may have not been a big motivator for millions of people to sign up.

  • Retail sales—Another chance to blame the weather Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 8:17 PM ET
    Ice covers a statue of wolves outside Carter-Finley Stadium on February 12, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Winter weather probably took a bite out of January's retail sales, while jobless claims data may also be affected.

  • Next up for markets—Janet Yellen Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed chair's first testimony before Congress is the big event for markets in the week ahead, as traders sift through economic data.

  • Consumers say out-of-pocket health costs rising Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    Support for Obamacare has plummeted and out-of-pocket health insurance costs are increasing for many people, a new survey says.

  • Early Movers: CMCSA, MRK & More Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • After-Hours Buzz: DWA, WU, QCOR & More Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:07 PM ET
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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:

  • Boomers Feeling (Slightly) More Secure Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.

  • State of the Union May Well Set Tone for Budget Talks Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:05 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday could drive market focus straight to the next skirmish in the budget and deficit battle with Congress, depending on his tone.

  • 4% Interest, Without Fees: Too Good to Be Checking? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 12:55 PM ET

    Decent rates are not a thing of the past, thanks to a group dedicated to giving local banks an even chance against the big boys.

  • Are You Suspicious of Management-Led Buyouts? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Inc.

    With the help of the private equity firm Silver Lake and Microsoft, Michael S. Dell, the founder and chief executive, is buying back his computer company. And that is cause for concern.