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Fed expected to reduce bond buying to $45B


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Federal Reserve officials are expected to lower monthly bond buying to $45 billion when they meet next week. They are not expected to give investors a firm timeline for when they will increase short-t… Read More

Is homeownership a good move?


  • CNBC

Buying a home is about 38% cheaper than renting nationally, said Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist and vice president of analytics. In deciding whether to buy or rent, people should factor in tax cred… Read More

Commentary: ECB quantitative easing likely to disappoint


  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

The European Central Bank is considering launching a quantitative easing scheme, but it will likely be less effective than hoped because markets already anticipated the move, writes Ralph Atkins. Read More

Pushing back retirement may be stressful, even impossible


  • CBS MoneyWatch

More baby boomers say they plan to continue working in retirement, at least part time, but Steve Vernon writes that reality may put a dent in their plans. He compares recent surveys that note a prefer… Read More