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Fed could be moving to more bond buying

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appears to be moving toward announcing some new step to try to energize the troubled U.S. economy. The question is whether it will do so after its policy meeting this week. Probably not, many economists ...

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Bernanke signals no imminent steps to aid economy

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is prepared to take further steps to lift the U.S. economy if it weakens. But he didn’t signal any imminent action in testimony before a congressional panel Thursday. Bernanke said the ...

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Google’s 4Q disappoints as advertising prices sink

SAN FRANCISCO — What was supposed to be a celebration of the most prosperous quarter in Google’s 13-year history instead turned into a major letdown. The disappointment sunk in Thursday after Google’s fourth-quarter earnings report showed the Internet search leader ...

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Developed nations look to restore growth

MARSEILLE, France  — The financial leaders of the world’s most developed economies were wrangling Friday over how to revive a faltering economic recovery at a time when interest rates are already low and government debt is high. The so-called Group ...

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Dollar rises against euro ahead of Fed minutes

NEW YORK — The dollar is rising against the euro ahead of minutes to be released from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting. The minutes, or meeting protocols, could offer some insight into the Federal Reserve’s outlook for the U.S. economy, ...

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Fed’s low rates pledge supports global stocks

LONDON — A pledge by the Federal Reserve to keep extremely low interest rates for another couple of years has calmed investors’ jitters, sending stock markets around the world higher Wednesday. The Fed’s surprise announcement Tuesday that it would likely ...

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Tourist bargains available in Europe this summer

LONDON — Airfares have repeatedly risen this year, the dollar has struggled against the euro, and Europe’s economic crisis is still rattling financial markets. Americans planning their summer vacations could well ask what’s the point of going to Europe this ...

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Stocks slip on concerns euro crisis will spread

NEW YORK — Broad stock indexes fell sharply in midday trading as concerns grew that the European financial crisis will spread. Ireland formally asked for help from its neighbors over the weekend after falling into a financial crisis brought on ...

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