June 28, 2013 9:45 AM
The Federal Reserve's gradual exit plan from printing money has shifted the world's central bank landscape and thrown financial markets into a spin. The U.S. central bank has pumped $85 billion a month into its economy but has now said it will slow that rate and maybe halt it by mid-2014. Demi Lovato went on Good Morning America and opened up about her estranged father's recent passing. The 20-year-old performer spoke candidly with Robin Roberts about how she is coping with the new loss. Demi says: "I'm handling it OK. My father and I didn't have the most ideal relationship, but at the of the day he's still my dad and I grew up with him and he was a wonderful person. It's difficult, but I'm handling it OK." Retailers Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk became the latest companies to sever ties or distance themselves from celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past.