U.S. Industrial Output Falls 0.5% in February
The larger-than-expected decline reflects sharp drops in the mining and utilities sector that outweighed an increase in manufacturing.
Fed Proposes Limits on Banks’ Credit Exposure
The new effort to reduce systemic risk in the industry is a less restrictive version of a 2011 rule that met with strong criticism from banks.
Fed Says New Monetary Tool Working Well
The overnight reverse repurchase program has helped the Fed implement December's rate hike smoothly, the Fed's top markets official says.
U.S. Retail Sales Start Year on Strong Note
Spending rose a higher-than-expected 0.2% in January as shoppers apparently shrugged off stock market turbulence.
Banks Easing Standards for Household Loans
Banks moderately eased underwriting standards for some mortgages and auto loans in the fourth quarter of 2015 but tightened on C&I loans.
Consumer Spending Unchanged in December
The Federal Reserve’s “favored inflation measure” missed the central bank’s 2% annual inflation target for the 44th month in a row.
Fed Ends Seven Years of Zero Interest Rates
The long-anticipated rate hike to 0.25% will be followed by a "gradual" tightening of monetary policy, the central bank emphasizes.
Housing Starts Pick up 10.5% in November
The surge, reflecting in part a 7.6% jump in single-family housing starts, makes up for the 12% decline in October.
Strong Jobs Report Makes Rate Hike Likely
The gain of 211,000 jobs in November should remove "the final doubts" that the Fed will raise rates this month.
New Fed Rule Sparks Cut in Banks’ Debt Ratings
Requirements to increase convertible debt as a hedge against fiscal crises may be undermining a paring of bank credit ratings.
Job Growth Shows Biggest Jump in 5 Months
ADP reports a gain of 217,000 jobs last month, providing further evidence that the labor market is moving toward full employment.