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ANALYSTS believe that despite the cash freed up by the recent tax bill, companies will still borrow money to execute mergers and acquisitions. / BLOOMBERG

Big M&A deals seen keeping corporate borrowing spree alive

NEW YORK - Get ready for what could be another record year for corporate borrowing.The U.S. tax overhaul is freeing up cash for companies and...
U.S. FACTORY OUTPUT was unchanged in January. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT/GETTY IMAGES

Output at U.S. manufacturers unchanged for a second month

New YORK - U.S. factory output was unchanged in January for a second month after a run of healthy advances consistent with ongoing expansion in...

U.S. stocks sink most since 2011 as rout deepens

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks plunged the most in 6 1/2 years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sinking more than 1,100 points, as the...
WHILE THE NUMBERS ARE LARGE, the recent drops in equities prices pale on a percentage basis in comparison to those seen prior to the Crash of 1987, when the stock market fell 20 percent in one day.

It’s way too early to compare this market turmoil to 1987...

NEW YORK – There’s new leadership at the Fed, and stocks are buckling amid losses in bonds. But that’s about as far as anyone...

Dow tumbles nearly 670 points as rate angst sinks bonds

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 665 points in the biggest plunge since June 2016, as the worsening bond rout stirred angst...
ACCORDING TO THE BEIGE BOOK REPORT released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, business activity continued to expand in the First District in recent weeks, although at a modest pace. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Beige Book reports modest business expansion in the region

PROVIDENCE – In the Federal Reserve’s January 2017 Beige Book, the First District, overseen by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, reported a modest...
U.S. FACTORY PRODUCTION rose by 0.1 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT/GETTY IMAGES

U.S. manufacturing output rose in Dec. for fourth month

NEW YORK - U.S. factory production rose for a fourth straight month in December, capping the strongest quarter since 2010 and underscoring a resurgence in...

U.S. stocks at record highs; dollar extends gains: markets wrap

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks climbed to record highs, gold fell and the dollar extended gains as the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s December...
THE U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE BUILDING stands in Washington, D.C. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

Opinion: Five questions Fed policy makers must answer in 2018

NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve anticipates continued monetary tightening in 2018, as it seeks to match 2017’s pace of interest-rate hikes with another three...

U.S. inflation picks up on energy costs while core gauge slows

NEW YORK - United States inflation picked up in November thanks to a jump in energy prices yet unexpectedly cooled when excluding food and...
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