The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations�the values of homes, stocks and other assets minus debts and other liabilities�rose 2.6%, or about $1.9 trillion, in the third quarter of 2013 to $77.3 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The best move for the Federal Reserve given improving jobs numbers but slow inflation readings might be a small December taper, an official said Monday in key comments ahead of next week's meeting.
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Stocks inched higher, with the S&P 500 on track to set a new record high, as investors digested speeches by a number of Federal Reserve bank presidents and looked ahead to the prospect of a budget deal later this week.