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  • 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,...
  • Who could win and who could lose if the Fed hikes rates

    Interest rates could soon rise in the U.S. for the first time in almost a decade, and that's shaking up financial markets. If you own stocks of Coca-Cola or Procter & Gamble, you may already see the impact in your 401(k). And if you're making plans to...
  • What it means if Fed no longer says it's 'patient' on rates

    For the Federal Reserve, patience may no longer be a virtue. Surrounding the Fed's policy meeting this week is the widespread expectation that it will no longer use the word "patient" to describe its stance on raising interest rates from record lows....
  • Dallas Fed chief Richard Fisher wants to be remembered for making economics understandable

    DALLAS Richard Fisher is known for his financial acumen, but it's his storytelling that steals the show. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is just as comfortable talking about Mick Jagger as deflation. His colorful commentary, which can...
  • Asia stocks jump as Fed rate hike expectations shift again

    Asian stocks markets jumped Tuesday as investors second guessed what signals the Federal Reserve will give on interest rate hikes at its policy meeting this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent to 19,411.57 and South Korea's Kospi...
  • The Fed doesn't want to be audited

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., seems to have really struck a nerve with his "Audit the Fed" bill, S. 264. The Federal Reserve Transparency Act would require the central bank to be audited by the Government Accountability Office. The House passed Audit the Fed...
  • Stocks decline for third week; interest rate worries persist

    The stock market was hit hard Friday, capping a third week of declines, as investors reacted to a steep drop in oil prices and a jump in the value of the dollar. Utilities, companies that make basic materials like steel, and major exporters had the...
  • US wholesale prices down for fourth straight month

    Wholesale prices fell for a fourth straight month in February as a decline in food prices offset an increase in gasoline prices. The Labor Department said Friday its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers,...
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of March 15-21. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....