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  • AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

    From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. That's the strikingly upbeat view of economists surveyed by The...
  • Gloom and gallows humor in Fed's 2009 transcripts

    Federal Reserve officials faced the worst of the Great Recession in early 2009: a collapsing economy hemorrhaging jobs, a plunging stock market and banks saddled with bad debts, refusing to lend. Transcripts from the Fed's 11 meetings that year, released...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Size matters: Phones as big as they can get for easy use There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model this year. But if...
  • Fed struggled in 2009 over how to boost economy, papers show

    As the Great Recession inflicted worsening damage on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve struggled during 2009 to determine the best corrective steps to pursue. Transcripts of their meetings released Wednesday showed that the Fed's policymakers...
  • 2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system

    2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system
    Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2009 showed central bank officials struggling to contain the worst financial crisis in seven decades and searching for the right policies to halt a deepening economic downturn. The transcripts released Wednesday...
  • Fed 'beige book' survey finds U.S. economy growing at moderate pace

    The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. The Fed said that six of its 12 regions had reported moderate growth...
  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace

    The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. The Fed said that six of its 12 regions had reported moderate growth...
  • Kansas City Fed president favors mid-year 'liftoff' in interest rates

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "towards the middle of this year" to avoid risks of acting too late to remove more of its stimulus, Kansas City Fed president Esther George said Wednesday. A "liftoff" at mid-year would...
  • Transcripts: Bernanke was 'uncomfortable' with Bank of America bailout

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Amid the financial crisis in January 2009, then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told colleagues he was "uncomfortable" with providing extra aid to Bank of America. But he said he also wasn't willing to draw a line on bailouts if it...
  • Fed's 2009 transcripts show blurry line between politics, policy

    The Federal Reserve was well aware in 2009 that its emergency steps to save the U.S. economy were trespassing on political ground and would have repercussions on Capitol Hill. Federal Open Market Committee transcripts released in Washington on...
  • A complication for the Fed: Rate cuts by other central banks

    The world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows: They're cutting their own rates. Last weekend, China's central bank slashed key rates for a second time in...