Tag: unemployment figures

Fed’s Kaplan expects to support a taper-plan announcement later this month

Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Wednesday he expects to advocate that the Fed announce a plan to slow down its $120 billion per month of asset purchases “sooner rather than later,” despite the disappointing August jobs report. Kaplan, who has been a leading advocate for the tapering, said he wasn’t surprised by the August […]

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Dow futures drop 450 points as Treasury yields continue to fall

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a sharply lower start for U.S. equities Thursday as yields on government bonds extended their decline with investors shying away from bets on a blistering economic recovery and rising inflation. What are major indexes doing? Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YM00, -1.45% dropped 445 points, or 1.3%, to […]

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