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Fed weighs addition to policy toolbox

The Federal Reserve is considering a new tool to manage interest rates in an improving economy, and the policy could result in broader control in the monetary system of the United States. While acknowledging that the Fed funds rate has been an effective tool for monetary policy, the Fed may have a desire to switch …

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Real estate recovery gets real

The U.S. housing market appears to be transitioning from a fast-paced recovery to a more mature expansion underpinned by a balanced supply-demand outlook. As a result of higher home...

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