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Mar 20, 2019

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes in 2019, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United […]

Sep 29, 2017

BERKO: Thoughts on the past few Fed chairs

Dear Mr. Berko: Could you give your opinions of recent chairs of the Federal Reserve Board — namely, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen? — TD, Akron, Ohio Dear […]

Aug 11, 2017

Fed official supports September start for bond reductions

A member of the Federal Reserve’s interest-setting committee said Wednesday it would be appropriate for the central bank to announce next month that it will begin trimming its $4.5 trillion […]

Nov 15, 2016

For ECB and Fed, Trump complicates decisions on rate policy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has helped solidify expectations for an interest rate increase next month by the U.S. Federal Reserve — but may have complicated […]

Sep 28, 2016

Yellen likely to face questions about Wells Fargo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been in the hot seat over the central bank’s interest-rate policy, now has another headache: Wells Fargo. Yellen is likely […]

Sep 27, 2016

BERKO: Fed team belies land of the free market

DEAR MR. BERKO: Is there a group called the Plunge Protection Team that is part of the Federal Reserve and is supposed to prevent stock crashes and allow the administration […]

Sep 22, 2016

Why some Fed voting members hold more influence than others

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve has demonstrated one of the core tenets of central banking: On the Fed panel that sets interest rates, some votes are more equal […]

Sep 22, 2016

Fed keeps key rate unchanged but hints of coming hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year’s end. The Fed said in a statement […]

Sep 19, 2016

With economic outlook hazy, Fed likely to leave rates alone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Again and again in recent months, the Federal Reserve has signaled that it’s edging closer to resuming the interest-rate hikes it began in December. It just doesn’t […]

Sep 13, 2016

Americans got raise last year for first time since 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans finally got a raise last year after eight years of stagnating incomes. The typical U.S. household’s income rose 5.2 percent in 2015 to $56,516, the Census […]

Sep 12, 2016

Fed rate hike jitters and Clinton concerns hit stocks hard

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets tumbled Monday as investors fretted over the possibility of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike and reacted to the weekend health problems of presidential […]

Aug 26, 2016

Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed is moving toward raising interest rates in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the […]

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