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Interest rates

The Fed's interest continuing rate creep comes with solid personal finance story ideas for reporters. (Image from "Republica" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Interest rates and your readers

A quarter-percentage-point here, a quarter-percentage-point there. The Federal Reserve has been raising short-term interest rates so slowly that many consumers haven’t felt the pinch yet. But a third rate hike

A rise in the interest rate can impact any consumer's wallet. (Image by "stevepb" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

How to localize federal rate hikes

When Janet Yellen announced a quarter-percent raise in the Federal Reserve interest rate earlier in March, government bonds dipped while stocks ticked upward. The Fed is expected to make at least

Will the Fed raise interest rates this week?

Federal Reserve watchers have waited all year for the central bank to raise interest rates. No doubt your editor has wondered the same thing. The wait could be over this

Janet Yellen expects interest rate hike

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said she expects the Fed to raise interest rates by the end of the year during a speech to the City Club of Cleveland on Friday. Yellen

Fed to keep interest rates low as savers suffer

Well, Wall Street certainly appreciated news from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday that the central bank would refrain from changing its near zero-interest rate policy for a ‘considerable time.’   As

Curiosity is the wellspring of great journalism

Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times looks into another lending industry that doesn’t play by the same rules as traditional lenders: those who lend money to lawsuit plaintiffs. He

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