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  • 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...
  • Stocks, bonds rally as Fed indicates no hurry on rate hike

    Stocks and bonds are rallying after the Federal Reserve indicated that it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates. At the end of a two-day meeting Wednesday, the Fed also cut its forecasts for economic growth through 2017 and said that it needs to see...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday

    Stocks and bonds rallied Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated that it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates. At the end of a two-day meeting, the Fed cut its forecasts for economic growth through 2017 and said that it needs to see more...
  • Fed chair warns that wages might not rise much

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the broad pay increases usually associated with job growth may not occur anytime soon. Yellen said the Fed will not necessarily wait for wages to rise at a faster pace before it raises a key interest rate from...
  • Fed moves toward raising interest rates — but the when is unclear

     Fed moves toward raising interest rates — but the when is unclear
    Federal Reserve officials took a step toward raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, but with economic growth slowing in the first quarter and inflation running unusually low, policymakers made clear that they are in no hurry to do so. The...