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  • U.S. fed funds rate hit highest since two and a half weeks

    A key overnight borrowing cost for U.S. banks rose its highest level in 2-1/2 weeks on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve hinted it would might raise interest rates in 2015 due to a strengthening economy, Fed data released on Thursday showed. The...
  • Most Wall Street firms still project June 2015 rate hike: Reuters poll

    Economists at Wall Street's biggest banks remain convinced the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by next June and most expect the Fed to tighten policy more than once in 2015, a Reuters poll found after the U.S. central bank wrapped up a policy...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • U.S. stocks to rise again in 2015; oil, Fed moves loom large: Reuters poll

    U.S. stocks are expected to climb in 2015 as concerns about the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest-rate hike are being offset by hopes for strong consumer spending as oil prices fall, according to a Reuters poll. The S&P 500 index is expected to...
  • U.S. Fed awards fewest reverse repos in almost a year

    The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday awarded $31.78 billion of overnight fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements to 23 bidders at an interest rate of 0.05 percent, the New York Federal Reserve said on its website. Wednesday's allotment was the smallest...
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • Global stocks rise on strong U.S. jobs report

    Stock market indexes around the world rose decisively Friday on news of a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, as investors bet that the American recovery would help buoy flagging economies overseas. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 49....
  • Industrial production jumps in November as factories heat up

    Industrial production jumps in November as factories heat up
    Factories heated up last month, helping fuel the biggest jump in overall industrial production in two years, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Industrial production, which includes output from manufacturers, mines and utilities, increased 1.3% in...
  • U.S. Fed awards $50 billion 21-day term reverse repos

    The U.S. Federal Reserve on Monday awarded $50 billion in term reverse repurchase agreements in the second of four weekly test operations in an effort to see how the tool might be used when it decides to tighten monetary policy. The central bank will pay...
  • Minneapolis Fed chief says he'll leave in 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis announced Friday that he will step down. Narayana Kocherlakota, who emphasized regional outreach and monetary policy transparency and presided over a high-profile shakeup at the...
  • The Week Ahead: Has 'considerable time' elapsed for the Fed?

    It was September 2012 when the central bank first set out the expectation it would keep interest rates at historically low levels for a good long time. In the ministerial language of modern government banking, the agency has predicted "a highly...