Topic: Interest Rates

DesertSun Articles

  1. Stocks slide as Fed may end stimulus

    • Jun 19, 2013
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    The Fed's $85 billion in monthly bond purchases have been a boon for the U.S. economy, keeping interest rates ... The dollar surged against the Japanese yen, the euro and other currencies as traders anticipated high U.S. interest rates ... The Fed has been buying bonds and keeping interest rates ...

  2. Action to curb economic inequality and climate change must top the list

    • Jan 23, 2014
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    This means we have to keep the Fed's quantitative easing and near-zero interest rates as long as necessary. But that has not been enough; the economy is still short more than 8...

  3. Emerging market funds sinking

    • Sep 02, 2013
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    Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap fund, down 29.7 percent, crushed by rising interest rates ... India's central bank has been nudging interest rates higher to attract investor money...

  4. Fewer in US falling behind on mortgages

    • Nov 12, 2013
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    LOS ANGELES -- Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, aided by rising home values, low interest rates and stable job gains. The trend brought down...

  5. Ford, GM to report prices are rising, profits coming from North America

    • Jul 23, 2013
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    DETROIT -- Ford and General Motors will report this week that essentially all their global profits are again coming from North America, where low interest rates ... The other potential risk comes from higher interest rates ...

  6. Morris Beschloss: Bond optimism was just a mirage

    • Jun 29, 2013
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    Interest rates tumbled to Depression-era levels, facilitating business and consumer loans... intermediate term interest rates. A mix of these, which comprise most of America's...

  7. Poll: Most experts back Fed plan

    • Jun 24, 2013
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    Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds, which influence interest rates ... Investors worried that the economy is not strong enough to withstand the withdrawal of the Fed's stimulus, which has held down interest rates ...

  8. US firms expect economic growth

    • Oct 21, 2013
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    Despite uncertainty in Washington and rising oil prices and interest rates, U.S. companies are upbeat on the prospects for economic growth in the next year, according to a...

  9. Thumbs up: Coachella Valley school district makes savvy financial move

    • Sep 13, 2013
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    The agreement swaps old debt for new debt, but saves money by capitalizing on lower interest rates. Every agency with bonds on the books should check into the program. ...

  10. La Quinta OKs resolution to refinance bonds

    • Jun 04, 2013
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    The current bonds are at interest rates ranging from 4.5 percent to 6.4 percent, but refinanced bonds will have interest rates of 2 percent to 5 percent.'' For those that are...

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