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  • Clive Crook: Follow data on monetary policy

    The Federal Reserve wants to get monetary policy back to normal without scaring or surprising the financial markets. Now, try defining "normal," and you can see it's going to be difficult. A vital instrument of abnormal monetary policy has been the...
  • 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,...
  • Cruz in NH: GOP leaders cut off his money; Fed causes price hikes on eggs, milk

    MERRIMACK, N.H. Ted Cruz, the first and so far only major candidate for president, swept into New Hampshire on Friday upbeat, revved, and eager to embrace the outsider label he's cultivated since erupting on the national scene three years ago. "I am...
  • U.S. economic growth slows in 4th quarter

    U.S. economic growth slows in 4th quarter
    U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter and likely cooled even further in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes its toll. But the outlook for the rest of the year looks brighter, thanks to a recovering job market that should boost...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern WEDNESDAY, April 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m. DETROIT — Automakers release...
  • 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...
  • Asian stocks sag on China growth doubts, Wall Street drop

    Asian stock markets sagged Tuesday as a manufacturing survey underlined that China's economic growth is losing momentum. KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai Composite shed 1.3 percent to 3,637.21 and Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.2 percent to 19,718.56. South...
  • Higher gas costs lift US consumer prices after 3 declines

    A slight rise in gas costs and broad increases in other categories lifted consumer prices in February, a welcome sign after three straight months of declines that had pointed to excessively low inflation. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent, the...
  • Fed: No evidence of deliberate leaks from 2012 meeting

    An investigation by the Federal Reserve has found no evidence that market-sensitive information was deliberately leaked from its interest-rate policy meeting in September 2012. The Fed said in a summary of its investigation, provided to Congress on...