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  • Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike

    Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy. Closing out a two-...
  • 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...
  • Futures traders shift bets on Fed rate hike to October 2015

    The Federal Reserve is likely to wait until October 2015 before raising interest rates from their near-zero level, traders bet on Wednesday, after the U.S. central bank said it would be "patient" before embarking on its first round of rate hikes in a...
  • Highlights: Fed chief Yellen's news conference after FOMC meeting

    The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks at a press conference following the conclusion of the U.S. central bank's two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. ON CONGRESSIONAL THREAT TO FED'S INDEPENDENCE The ability of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Russian turmoil unlikely to slow Fed's cruise to first rate hike

    The U.S. Federal Reserve stared down a volatile global economy in October to keep its plans for an eventual interest rate hike on track, and is likely to do so again this week amid plunging oil prices and a potential currency crisis in Russia. The...
  • 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...
  • Fed considers time to end free money pledge

    The U.S. Federal Reserve would give the clearest signal next week that its easy money stance is ending if, as some expect, it drops its two-year long pledge to keep interest rates close to zero for a "considerable time". The Fed, which meets on Tuesday...
  • 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...