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  • U.S. economic activity increased in most regions -Fed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic activity picked up in recent weeks as a weather-related drag lifted, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. In its Beige Book report of anecdotal information on business activity collected from contacts nationwide,...
  • Fed's Fisher: U.S. firms still in 'defensive crouch'

    AUSTIN (Reuters) - U.S. businesses are still in a "defensive crouch" and are not aggressively hiring largely because of uncertainty over fiscal policy, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said on Wednesday. Fisher, who has often blamed...
  • Fed's Fisher unworried by current low inflation

    AUSTIN (Reuters) - Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said he is "not uncomfortable" with the current low level of U.S. inflation, and will not vote for or support any policy that drives it above the Fed's long-term 2-percent goal....
  • Fed's Fisher: QE3 taper should continue, end in fall

    AUSTIN (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will continue to trim its massive bond-buying program and end it this fall, a top Fed official predicted on Wednesday, adding that interest rates will stay near zero until at least then and probably some time beyond....
  • New York state manufacturing growth slows in April

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of manufacturing in New York state grew at a slower rate than the previous month and below expectations in April after a slight decline in new orders and a drop in inventories, the New York Federal Reserve said in a report...
  • BofA reports first quarterly loss since 2011 on lofty legal bill

    (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp reported an unexpected first-quarter loss on Wednesday after it took a $6 billion charge to cover litigation expenses, a figure that far exceeded the legal settlements the No. 2 U.S. bank has announced recently. Revenue...
  • Yellen says making 'very meaningful' progress in U.S. jobs market

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. economy was making "very meaningful progress" toward full employment but had some way to go yet. "I do think we are seeing very meaningful progress, although clearly ......
  • Fed should try to align projections with policy statement: Lockhart

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve should try to make its communications on the expected path of interest rates more consistent with its policy statements, a top official at the central bank said on Wednesday. Dennis Lockhart, president of...
  • Low inflation to linger for years in euro zone

    (Reuters) - The euro zone is set for at least two more years of low inflation, held down by a strong currency and anemic economic and jobs growth, and still faces a very real threat of deflation, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. While the inflation...
  • U.S. industrial output rises in March, manufacturing gains

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output rose for a second straight month in March in a sign of recovery from a long winter that had put a damper on activity. Factory production increased 0.5 percent in March, according to data from the Federal...
  • Japan PM talks with BOJ chief, does not push for easing

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday but did not pressure the central bank chief to ease policy, curbing speculation that the BOJ might take more aggressive action this month. Over lunch, Abe...