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  • Fed's Lockhart sticks with 2015 liftoff, though low inflation a concern

    The weak global economy and low inflation pose risks to the U.S. economy but the Federal Reserve should still be on track to begin raising interest rates in the latter half of 2015, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday....
  • U.S. Fed's move seen soaking up bank excess reserves

    The U.S. Federal Reserve's introduction of term reverse repurchase agreements on Monday will likely help hold down the level of banks' excess reserves, analysts said, as it tests various tools to prop up interest rates when it decides to tighten policy....
  • U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow...
  • Fed needs to acknowledge rate hikes are coming: Mester

    The Federal Reserve needs to adjust its policy statement to acknowledge clear signs of U.S. economic strength and, in particular, stop telling the world that interest rates won't rise for a long while yet, a top Fed official said on Friday. Cleveland Fed...
  • Stocks rise after hiring surge but Dow misses 18,000

    A strong jobs report boosted U.S. and European stocks Friday, and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark. The main focus in the markets was the monthly hiring numbers. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,...
  • Dollar rally to weaken Indian rupee over next year; yuan to rise: Reuters poll

    The Indian rupee will fall further against the dollar over coming months, according to analysts in a Reuters poll who predict a broad dollar rally based on expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later in 2015. For its part, the...
  • Fed's Mester expects 2015 rate rise after 'strong' jobs report

    A top Federal Reserve policymaker on Friday called the November U.S. jobs report "strong" and said she still expects the central bank to raise interest rates "some time" in 2015. The report showed 321,000 jobs were created last month, the best showing in...
  • Policy has only limited use in pricking bubbles: Fed's Mester

    The Federal Reserve should not rush to raise interest rates to head off risky financial-market bubbles because its usefulness remains "debatable" and other, more direct tools of regulation are superior, a top U.S. central banker said on Friday. Cleveland...
  • Stocks open higher amid report of hiring surge last month

    A strong report on job creation pushed stock indexes higher Friday, even though the figures may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner than anticipated. The dollar rose as traders anticipated more robust growth in the U.S. KEEPING...
  • 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....
  • Fed's Fischer says government bond buys by ECB would have positive effects: La Repubblica

    The European Central Bank should follow the example of the U.S. Federal Reserve and buy government bonds to prop up the tottering euro zone economy, the Fed's vice chair Stanley Fischer was quoted as saying in an Italian newspaper. "The same arguments...