Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he was briefed in March on an investigation of selective IRS screening of nonprofit groups though he didn’t learn details of the findings until last week.
Gary Kain built American Capital Agency Corp. into the fastest growing real estate investment trust as the Federal Reserve pushed borrowing costs to record lows. Now he’s trying to persuade investors to stay with him as he navigates the central bank’s retreat.
Starts of new U.S. homes fell more than forecast in April to a five-month low, indicating a pause in the industry’s progress as builders slowed work on apartments. Building permits surged to an almost five-year high.
Housing starts in the U.S. probably fell in April from an almost five-year high, indicating a pause in the industry’s progress as builders slowed work on apartment buildings, economists said before a report today.
The U.S. Treasury Department suspended sales of securities to local and state governments, the first of several steps it can take to keep funding the government without breaching the nation’s debt limit.
Stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to another record, as weakness in manufacturing and a drop in wholesale inflation fueled bets the Federal Reserve will be in no rush to scale back stimulus. The euro slid as the region’s recession deepened.