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Mortgage Rates and Inflation Could Draw Attention to the Fed This Election

The Federal Reserve is poised to cut rates in 2024 while moving away from balance sheet shrinking. Yet a key…

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Business

Fed Minutes Showed Officials Feeling Better About Inflation

Central bankers wanted to signal that interest rates were likely at or near their peak while keeping their options open,…

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Travel

Pentagon’s New Plans to Reduce Civilian Deaths Leave Questions Over Israel

The document codifies procedures for U.S. combat but does not address operations the United States supports through military aid alone.

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Travel

Senate Wraps Up Year by Punting the Most Difficult Issues to 2024

But leaders of both parties cited steady progress on a package tying Ukraine military assistance to tougher border policies and…

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Business

Difficult Choices for Some Long-Term Care Policyholders

After a settlement of a lawsuit, Genworth, the biggest holder of the policies, said customers could get reduced benefits or…

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World

European Central Bank Leaves Rates Unchanged as Price Pressures Ease

Although the inflation rate has fallen to 2.4 percent, the bank said economic growth was expected to remain “subdued” in…

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Business

Fed Officials Hint That Rate Increases Are Over, and Investors Celebrate

Stocks and bonds were buoyed after even inflation-focused Federal Reserve officials suggested that rates may stay steady.

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Health

Why Long-Term Care Insurance Falls Short for So Many

For 35 years, Angela Jemmott and her five brothers paid premiums on a long-term care insurance policy for their 91-year-old…

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Health

A Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance

Deciding when, or whether, to buy long-term care insurance can be complex. Here’s what to know.

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Business

Fed Officials Thought Rates Could Rise More if Inflation Stayed Stubborn

Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s early November meeting suggested another rate increase remained possible, but officials were in no hurry.

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