Fed Raises Benchmark Interest Rate by 0.25%
Fed Chair Janet Yellen calls the first rate increase in a year “a vote of confidence in the economy.”
Consumer Prices Post Biggest Gain in 2 Years
Fed Chair Janet Yellen says the firmer pace of inflation has "strengthened" the case for an interest rate hike next month.
U.S. Job Growth Falls to 151,000 in August
The latest jobs report increases the odds the Federal Reserve will defer any interest rate hike until no sooner than December.
Fed Leaves Benchmark Interest Rate Unchanged
With recent economic indicators mixed, a "cautious approach to adjusting monetary policy remains appropriate," the Fed says.
Yellen Suggests No Rate Hike in ‘Coming Months’
The Fed chair says signs of a weakening jobs growth are "concerning" but she is still optimistic about the labor market and inflation.
Yellen Dampens Expectations for April Rate Hike
With readings on the U.S. economy "mixed" since the start of the year, the Federal Reserve will continue to "proceed cautiously."
Moody’s Questions Success of Negative Rates
The ratings agency says the 'ultra-loose monetary policy' in Sweden 'risks leading to an (ultimately unsustainable) asset bubble.'
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.
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Yellen Says Fed Looking at Negative Rates
The FOMC wants to be prepared in case it needs to reverse course and make monetary policy more accommodative, Chair Janet Yellen told Congress.
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.