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Covering a potential U.S. debt default

With most people talking about what would happen if the U.S. defaulted on its debt, the coverage of different scenarios is taking on more importance. Some conservatives are advocating that it wouldn’t be too...

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Janet Yellen to run the Fed

Janet Yellen, the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, was nominated by President Obama to head the organization. While the move was expected, it was greeted as good news by the markets and...

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IMF joins warnings about potential U.S. default

The International Monetary Fund joined the chorus of warnings against a potential U.S. default. The international banking organization lowered its global growth expectations amid the uncertainty as well as weakening economic conditions across the...

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Economics reporters now can do something else Friday

Statement on release of September employment numbers  WASHINGTON – ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The Department of Labor issued the following statement about the September 2013 Employment Situation report: “Due to the lapse in funding, the Employment Situation release...

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The Fed surprises everyone

The Federal Reserve Board surprised everyone Wednesday by saying it would actually continue its unprecedented stimulus efforts despite the expectations of everyone. And investors cheered the news, sending the stock market to record highs. The...

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Markets calm before Federal Reserve

In the biggest non-story of the month is that the stock markets aren’t moving. Normally this would warrant no coverage at all expect for the fact that it’s before the Federal Reserve Board is expected...