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  • 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 needs to move on interest rates soon

    Fed needs to move on interest rates soon
    Federal Reserve policymakers meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss when to raise interest rates and how they will communicate those intentions without upsetting financial markets or the economic recovery. Unfortunately, the Fed is constrained by its own...
  • 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...
  • Dow plunges 312 points as oil price drop pummels energy stocks

    U.S. stocks sank, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its biggest weekly drop in two-and-a-half years, as oil continued to slide and Chinese industrial data raised concern over a global economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial...
  • Dow plummets 268 points as oil price drop sinks energy stocks

    Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off in oil was an OPEC report that projected demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade. Demand for the...
  • U.S. municipal bond market shrinks to smallest in five years: Fed

    The U.S. municipal bond market contracted to $3.63 trillion in the third quarter, the smallest amount of outstanding debt in five years, according to Federal Reserve data released on Thursday. The total was only slightly less than the second quarter,...
  • Janus's Gross says no bear market in bonds on slow-moving Fed: webcast

    Bill Gross, the closely watched bond investor, on Wednesday said the Federal Reserve will most likely begin raising U.S. interest rates in the middle of 2015 but fixed-income securities will not be hurt as much as people anticipate. "I don't forecast a...
  • Echoes of '90s crises reverberate across emerging markets

    Of course this time it's different, it always is. But the similarities between today's financial constellation and the backdrop to the emerging market collapses of the late 1990s are haunting developing economies. As the U.S. dollar soared in recent...
  • Fed seen raising U.S. rates in second-quarter despite lower energy prices: Reuters poll

    The Federal Reserve is likely to raise U.S. interest rates in the second quarter of next year, even as falling energy prices dampen domestic inflation pressures, a Reuters survey found. In the wake of robust job gains in November and bullish growth signs...