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3 Ways to Improve Your Financial Situation in the New Year

Making a commitment to improving your finances in the new year is a smart move. Creating financial goals and sticking to them requires not only a roadmap of where you would like to see yourself financially but also extreme discipline. Making goals to improve your finances is one thing, but actually resolving to make them happen is equally important. Trying to improve your financial situation is confusing and overwhelming if you are unsure of where to begin, so let’s take a look at three ways tha...
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Fed policymakers leave little doubt - Rate hikes can wait

"Patience" is the new mantra at the Federal Reserve, less than two weeks ahead of the U.S. central bank's first policy meeting of the new year, as officials leave little doubt they want to stop raising interest rates - at least for a while.
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Proposed carbon tax plan would return proceeds to people once goals are met

A bipartisan group of renowned economists has proposed the U.S. implement a carbon tax.The tax would increase until climate goals are met, and all proceeds would be given back to the people in equal lump-sums.Recent research suggests that a majority of people would support a carbon tax policy that redistributes proceeds back to citizens. None A bipartisan group of renowned economists has a plan to help the U.S. cut its emissions and help stop rising global temperatures: Implement a carbon tax th...
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Manufacturing surge pushes industrial production up 0.3 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December, led by the biggest surge in manufacturing in ten months.The Federal Reserve said Friday that that manufacturing output jumped 1.1 percent last month,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Analysis: Trading operations stung banks in fourth quarter but dovish Fed fuels hope

Big trading operations were a thorn in the side of the top U.S. banks in the fourth quarter as fears about global growth sent credit markets into a tailspin, but a "dovish" turn from the Federal Reserve may mean the drama is over for now.
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Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says business contacts in many regions of the country expressed less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed says that eight of its 12 regions reported […]
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Weak U.S. producer prices support tame inflation picture

U.S. producer prices dropped by the most in more than two years in December as the cost of energy products and trade services fell, adding to signs of tame inflation that may allow the Federal Reserve to be patient about raising interest rates this year.
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U.S. producer prices post biggest drop in over two years

U.S. producer prices fell by the most in more than two years in December amid declines in the costs of energy products and trade services, adding to signs of tame inflation that could allow the Federal Reserve to be patient about raising interest rates this year.
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Cold, hard safety blanket: Cash rules as stocks, bonds waver

NEW YORK (AP) — Suddenly, cash is king again. For years, cash languished at the bottom of the investment rankings, weighed down by nearly non-existent interest rates. But with the Federal Reserve raising short-term rates four times last year, money-market funds and online savings accounts began paying interest that came close to approaching inflation. This […]
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Cold, hard safety blanket: Cash rules as stocks, bonds waver

NEW YORK (AP) — Suddenly, cash is king again.For years, cash languished at the bottom of the investment rankings, weighed down by nearly non-existent interest rates. But with the Federal Reserve raising short-term rates four times... [Author: [email protected]]
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Powell sought fast end in 2013 to Fed's bond-buying program

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, in his early days on the U.S. central bank's board of governors, argued frequently and forcefully for an end to the bond purchases undertaken to support the recovery from the financial crisis, transcripts of policy meetings from 2013 released on Friday showed.
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Netflix investors are 'as blind as Bird Box,' Citron Research says (NFLX)

Netflix posted strong third-quarter earnings and subscriber growth on October 16, but shares tanked more than 36% over the following two months as the broader tech sector came under pressure. After bottoming at $231.23 in late December, Netflix shares have surged by more than 45%. The company's recent rebound is overreacted in the eyes of short seller Andrew Left. Netflix's market-capitalization gain over the past 12 days equals 12 DreamWorks Animations, 12 Lionsgates, 10 Rokus, or 5 Hulus, ...
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Fed officials feared adverse market reaction in 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were worried about an adverse market reaction when they made their first tentative moves in 2013 to pull back on the massive support they had been providing to help the economy recover from... [Author: [email protected]]
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US recession risk hits 6-year high amid trade war, shutdown

By Katia Dmitrieva, Chibuike Oguh and Catarina Saraiva, Bloomberg Economists put the risk of a U.S. recession at the highest in more than six years amid mounting dangers from financial markets, a trade war with China and the federal-government shutdown. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg over the past week see a median 25 percent chance of a slump in the next 12 months, up from 20 percent in the December survey. The Federal Reserve is now projected to keep interest rates steady in the first quarter,...
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Wall Street opens lower after five-day surge

U.S. stocks fell at the open on Friday after rallying for the past five sessions on hopes of a resolution in the U.S.-China trade dispute and assurances from the Federal Reserve that it would be patient on interest rate hikes.
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Investors plough billions into stocks, bonds and EM assets as risk appetite returns: BAML

Global investors ploughed money back into stocks and bonds this week as they regained their appetite for risk, boosted by dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
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Investors plough billions into stocks, bonds and EM assets as risk appetite returns

Global investors ploughed money back into stocks and bonds this week as they regained their appetite for risk, boosted by dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
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Global stocks mixed on Fed restraint, US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mixed Friday as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's more restrained stance and opted to view this week's U.S.-China trade talks in a positive light.KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX... [Author: [email protected]]
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Global stocks rise on Fed restraint, US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's more restrained stance and opt to view this week's U.S.-China trade talks in a positive light.KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's... [Author: [email protected]]
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Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 1 percent to 20,359.70 and South Korea's... [Author: [email protected]]
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Global Markets: Asia stocks crawl to five-week high, yuan makes big weekly gains

Asian stocks inched up to five-week highs on Friday, after Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the Federal Reserve will be patient about raising interest rates and news that trade talks between Washington and Beijing are moving to higher levels.
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Gold prices rise as Fed stance weakens dollar

Gold prices climbed on Friday as the dollar retreated on expectations the Federal Reserve may pause interest rate hikes if the U.S. economy slows this year, while investors awaited news on progress in the Sino-U.S. trade talks.
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Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.7 percent to 20,306.16 and South Korea's... [Author: [email protected]]
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NZ dollar headed for weekly gain on improved global outlook

The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 1.5 per cent weekly gain after soothing comments from the Federal Reserve and signs of progress in US-China trade talks reduced fears of sharply slowing global growth.The kiwi was trading at... [Author: [email protected]]
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Global Markets: Asia stocks reach five-week high, yuan makes big weekly gains

Asian stocks inched up to five-week highs on Friday, after Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the Federal Reserve will be patient about raising interest rates and news that trade talks between Washington and Beijing are moving to higher levels.
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Asia stocks at one-month high, focus stays on U.S-China trade talks

Asian stocks inched higher to one-month highs on Friday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the U.S. central bank can be patient on raising interest rates further.
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Stocks rise for fifth straight day as the Fed supports

An index of world stock markets rose on Thursday as worries over the lack of clear signs of a resolution to the U.S.-China trade spat were offset by an assurance by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the U.S. central bank has the ability to be patient on monetary policy.
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Wall St. shrugs off Macy's, rallies for fifth session

Wall Street extended its rally into a fifth straight day on Thursday in a session of whipsaw trading as investors responded to mixed comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, while a warning from Macy's pummeled retail stocks.
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Wall St. seesaws higher after comments by Fed's Powell

Wall Street rose in a seesaw session on Thursday, tentatively on track for its fifth straight day of gains as investors responded to mixed comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, while a warning from Macy's pummeled retail stocks.
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Global Market: Stocks rise for fifth straight day as the Fed supports

An index of world stock markets edged higher on Thursday as worries over the lack of clear signs of a resolution to the U.S.-China trade spat were offset by an assurance by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the U.S. central bank has the ability to be patient on monetary policy.
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