RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve
A collection of news and information related to Federal Reserve published by this site and its partners.

Top Federal Reserve Articles

Displaying items 111-121
  • Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation

    Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation
    The term "regulatory capture" refers to what happens when regulators swim so close to the companies they regulate that they get snared in those companies' gravitational fields. What results is tolerant, indulgent regulation, or none at all. For a good...
  • Fed chief Janet Yellen expects gradual approach to rate hike

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said the central bank was likely to take a more cautious and gradual approach toward raising interest rates than in the past, reflecting a weak economy and other risks of tightening monetary...
  • Wall Street keeping a close eye on wages

    The stock market moved sideways and down this week as investors sorted through a welter of conflicting data about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery: consumer spending up, inventories down, dollar stronger, output forecasts lowered. But,...
  • San Francisco Fed President John Williams expects momentum in labor market

    San Francisco Fed President John Williams expects momentum in labor market
    Back in 1965, much as today, the Federal Reserve's main inflation gauge was running at a low 1.25%, labor costs were growing slowly and the unemployment rate was half a percentage point above what then was viewed as optimal. Just 18 months later,...
  • Book your tickets to Europe now because the dollar's surge may be over

    Book your tickets to Europe now because the dollar's surge may be over
    For the last six months, it seemed like the dollar could only go up. But if the Federal Reserve has its way, that might be over now. It was a simple story. The U.S. economy was doing well enough that it looked like it would start raising interest...
  • Will the Fed hike rates? It's all over but the Yellen

    A few years ago, I was dispatched to cover a speech by then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Although the topic listed was listed in the Physician's Desk Reference under "heavy narcotics," my presence was required, "just in case he makes some news."...
  • Stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results

    Stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results
    Stocks advanced Friday, capping a strong week, helped by a recovery in the price of oil and earnings from Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants and sportswear giant Nike. The Nasdaq composite index inched closer to its all-time high set at the height of...
  • Mortgage rates falling; 30-year drops to 3.78%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates falling; 30-year drops to 3.78%, Freddie Mac says
    Long-term interest rates declined this week, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year mortgages at an average of 3.78%, down from 3.86% a week ago. The average for 15-year fixed home loans slipped to 3.06% from 3.1%, the...
  • Is economy ready to fly or headed for crash landing?

    Is the mommy robin getting ready to push her fledglings out of the nest? If you were to talk with most economists, they probably wouldn't express the angst about Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting in quite these terms. But the fear of being shoved from...
  • Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

    Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows. At the same time, the Fed at least opened the door to a rate increase later this...
  • As Fed weighs a rate hike, U.S. economy is looking a bit paler

    As Fed weighs a rate hike, U.S. economy is looking a bit paler
    Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening U.S. job market, its task is getting more complicated: Several key sectors of the economy are flashing some signs of weakness. Housing,...