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All posts tagged "interest rates"

  • Q&A: Assessing Yellen’s Concerns about Economy and Markets

    WASHINGTON – What’s likely keeping Janet Yellen up at night? Everything from market volatility to weak overseas growth to a high-priced dollar that’s made U.S. exports pricier and imports cheaper, judging from the Fed chair’s testimony Wednesday...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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  • An Early Rally in Stocks is Mostly Gone by the Closing Bell

    The Federal Reserve’s latest signals on interest rates gave U.S. stocks a lift for much of Wednesday, but the rally didn’t last. A sell-off in the final minutes of trading knocked the Dow Jones industrial average and...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Yellen will Testify amid Predictions of Slower Rate Hikes

    WASHINGTON – Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood of four more hikes in 2016. That was then. Panicky financial markets,...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • US Stocks End Modestly Higher After a Day of Wavering

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks posted modest gains Thursday as investors await Friday’s closely watched jobs report, which could offer insight about the U.S. economy and help determine whether the Federal Reserve raises interest rates again next...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Chance Of UK Rate Increase Fades amid Global Uncertainty

    LONDON – The likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates in coming months receded on Thursday, after the bank cut its economic forecasts due to the slowdown in global growth and market turmoil. The...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Vice Chair: Global Concerns Led Fed to Keep Rates Unchanged

    WASHINGTON – A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week. Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said persistent declines...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Paying the Bank Interest to Hold Your Deposits? What Gives?

    WASHINGTON – The idea sounds preposterous: Pay the bank to hold your money? But the Bank of Japan on Friday joined European central banks by introducing negative interest rates – that is, charging, not paying, for deposits....

    • Posted January 30, 2016
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  • US Stocks Rise as Oil Prices Jumps Again; Tech Climbs

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the price of oil climbed for the third day in a row while key oil-producing nations discussed cuts in production. Tech and consumer stocks traded higher, led by Amazon...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged; Voices Concern about Global Economic Pressures

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve sounded a note of concern Wednesday about how global pressures could affect a slowing U.S. economy, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged. Six weeks after it raised rates from record lows,...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • Low Oil Complicates Struggle to Raise Eurozone Inflation

    FRANKFURT, Germany – Low oil prices are complicating life for the European Central Bank in its struggle to push up worrisome low inflation in the 19 nations that use the euro currency. It was bad enough when...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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