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Federal Reserve Raises Key Interest Rate and Signals More Increases May Come

The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its b.....»»

Category: topSource: timeJun 13th, 2018

St. Louis Fed"s Bullard says rates already near neutral, no more raises needed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard on Friday spelled out the case against any further interest rate increases, saying rates may already have reached a "neutral" level that is no longer stimulating the economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 11th, 2018

Economists See Two More Fed Rate Increases This Year

Most private economists see the Federal Reserve raising short-term interest rates two more times this year, once in September and again in December, according to The Wall Street Journal’s monthly survey of forecasters......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 9th, 2018

Trump Continues to Improve US Economy

he Federal Reserve on Wednesday highlighted the strength of the US economy and labor markets, a signal confirming interest rate increases are ahead, even as it held its fire for now.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsAug 2nd, 2018

Bond Report: Treasury yields hold steady after Fed keeps rates unchanged

U.S. government bond yields see muted moves after the Federal Reserve stays the course on monetary policy and emphasizes the strength of the domestic economy, underlining expectations for another two interest-rate increases before the end of 2018......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 1st, 2018

Fed holds key interest rate steady but signals September hike that could draw Trump"s ire

Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday hel.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesAug 1st, 2018

Casting aside concerns about Federal Reserve"s independence, Trump says he"s "not happy" with interest rate increases

Casting aside concerns about Federal Reserve's independence, Trump says he's 'not happy' with interest rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 19th, 2018

Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

President Donald Trump is casting aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence and saying he's "not happy" with the central bank's interest rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 19th, 2018

Trump "Not Happy" About Fed Interest Rate Increases

President Donald Trump said he hoped the Federal Reserve would stop raising interest rates, delivering an unusual censure of the central bank......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 19th, 2018

WSJ Survey: Economists See Fed on Autopilot

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal see the Federal Reserve moving in a regular pattern of quarterly interest-rate increases to keep the economy on a steady footing......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 12th, 2018

U.S. inflation steadily firming; labor market strong

U.S. consumer prices barely rose in June, but the underlying trend continued to point to a steady buildup of inflation pressures that could keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual interest rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 12th, 2018

Fed Officials Debate Signal From Flattening Yield Curve

Some Federal Reserve officials are laying the groundwork to slow down the Fed’s interest-rate increases if they foresee a bond-market development that has traditionally been a harbinger of recession......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 8th, 2018

Monthly job growth comes in stronger than expected

U.S. job growth increased more than expected in June as manufacturers stepped up hiring, but steady wage gains pointed to moderate inflation pressures that should keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual interest rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 6th, 2018

U.S. job growth underscores economy"s strength, tariffs a threat

The U.S. economy created more jobs than expected in June, but steady wage gains pointed to moderate inflation pressures that should keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual interest rate increases this year......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 6th, 2018

Job growth strong, but unemployment rises to 4 percent

U.S. job growth increased more than expected in June as manufacturers stepped up hiring, but steady wage gains pointed to moderate inflation pressures that should keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual interest rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 6th, 2018

Job growth strong, but unemployment rises to 4 percent

U.S. job growth increased more than expected in June as manufacturers stepped up hiring, but steady wage gains pointed to moderate inflation pressures that should keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual interest rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 6th, 2018

Instant View: U.S. June payrolls gain more than expected

U.S. job growth increased more than expected in June as manufacturers stepped up hiring, but steady wage gains pointed to moderate inflation pressures that should keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual interest rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 6th, 2018

U.S. job growth strong; unemployment rate rises to 4 percent

U.S. job growth increased more than expected in June as manufacturers stepped up hiring, but steady wage gains pointed to moderate inflation pressures that should keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual interest rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 6th, 2018

The Fed"s Latest Challenge: Keeping Benchmark Rate in Check

The Federal Reserve recently tweaked how it sets short-term interest rates in an effort to keep them from drifting too high—but an increase in its benchmark raises questions about its ability to keep borrowing costs in check......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 27th, 2018

Bond Report: U.S. government bond yields climb as Fed’s Powell reaffirms need for gradual hikes

Treasury yields rise Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reasserted the need for gradual rate increases, suggesting interest rates still remained far from its end of the rate hike cycle......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 20th, 2018

Bond Report: U.S. government bond yields rise as Fed’s Powell reaffirms need for gradual hikes

Treasury yields rose Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reasserted the need for gradual rate increases, suggesting interest rates still remained far from its end of the rate hike cycle......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 20th, 2018