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U.S. small business borrowing rises in August, slowly

By Ann Saphir (Reuters) – Borrowing by U.S. small businesses edged up in August, pushing an index of borrowing to a six-year high. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index,…

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Analysis: Shutdown, default threat elevates appeal of U.S. Treasuries

By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Government shutdown. Federal default. These looming political threats to the U.S. economy might scare investors to buy more U.S. Treasuries in the coming…

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Fed should sharpen message it will boost jobs: Kocherlakota

By Ann Saphir MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve needs to speak more clearly & tell the world it will do “whatever it takes” to boost employment, & not…

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Wall Street opens flat, confidence data upcoming

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened little changed on Tuesday ahead of data that could assist investors interpret recent comments by Federal Reserve officials approximately the near future of…

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Fed's Dudley 'wouldn't rule out' QE cut this year: CNBC

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An influential Federal Reserve policymaker said he “certainty wouldn’t want to rule out” a reduction in the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying program after this year, adding…

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World stocks flat as US faces budget battle

BANGKOK (AP) — Uncertainty approximately the U.S. Federal Reserve’s next step & the potential for a budget showdown in Washington kept stock markets in check Tuesday. Investors initially celebrated when…

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Asia stocks down as US faces budget battle

BANGKOK (AP) — Uncertainty approximately the U.S. Federal Reserve’s next step & the potential for a budget showdown in Washington sent Asia stock markets lower Tuesday. Investors initially celebrated when…

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Stock market drops on economy, budget worries

Stocks are closing lower on concerns approximately the strength of the economy & the potential for a budget fight in Washington. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 49 points to…

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Wall Street falls for third session on Fed uncertainty

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks declined for a third straight session on Monday as remarks by Federal Reserve officials kept alive uncertainty over the Fed’s next move. The Dow…

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White House has mishandled process of picking Fed chair: Fisher

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The White House has “terribly mishandled” the process of picking the next chair of the Federal Reserve, allowing the U.S. central bank to be politicized &…

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