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  • Fed redefines the unemployment range it considers acceptable

    The Federal Reserve was in a tough spot: The February U.S. unemployment rate of 5.5 percent is right where the Fed had been saying inflation would likely start to accelerate. Yet inflation remains even lower than the Fed wants it to be. So on Wednesday,...
  • 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...
  • Applications for US jobless aid barely rose last week

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits basically held steady last week, as the job market continues to outpace broader economic growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose slightly by 1,...
  • Even with hiring up, Fed want further gains before rate hike

    After holding interest rates at record lows for more than six years, the Federal Reserve still isn't ready to start raising them. The Fed signaled Wednesday that it needs the job market to improve further and inflation to rise above low levels before...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, March 19, the 78th day of 2015. There are 287 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 19, 1945, during World War II, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber attacked the carrier USS Franklin off...
  • Stocks, bonds rise after Fed indicates no hurry on rate hike

    Stocks are rallying after the Federal Reserve indicated that it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates. In a statement released at the end of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, the Fed forecast that the U.S. unemployment rate can fall further...
  • 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,...
  • Comparing US Federal Reserve's views on rate rise timing

    A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting January 27-28: IN Now: The Fed no longer says it can be patient about raising rates: "Consistent with its previous statement, the (Fed) judges...
  • Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday

    Below is the statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic growth has moderated somewhat. Labor market conditions have...