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Janet Yellen's Back-to-the-'50s Interest Rates May. 25, 2015

Lawrence Kudlow

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told us recently that the target for the federal funds rate ... Read More

Should Economic Policy Include a Senior Discount? Feb. 12, 2015

Froma Harrop

We've seen senior discounts for buses. We've seen senior discounts at movie theaters. We've seen sen... Read More

US Interest Rates and Foreign Markets Feb. 11, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Now that the economy has recovered, when will certificate of deposit rates come back... Read More

Predatory Journalism Oct. 21, 2014

Thomas Sowell

The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending." Just what is p... Read More

Inflation and Interest Rates Sep. 17, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: In early March 2012, I asked you about a maturing $30,000 certificate of deposit in ... Read More

TIPS and Interest Rates Jun. 18, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I have a $40,000 certificate of deposit coming due next month, and my wife wants to ... Read More

Mortgage in Retirement Jun. 15, 2014

House Calls

Dear Mrs. Lank: My wife and I are in our 70s. We want to buy a small home just for the two of us, bu... Read More

The Price of Money Jun. 10, 2014

The Savage Truth on Money

What makes interest rates move up and down? That's not a question for your Econ 101 final exam. It's... Read More

What the Debt Ceiling Really Means Jul. 11, 2011

Daily Editorials

The clock is slowly ticking toward Aug. 2, the date on which the U.S. faces "fiscal Armageddon&... Read More