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  • Fed minutes: Officials split widely on rate hike timing

    Fed officials disagreed widely when they met last month on when they would be ready to lift interest rates from record lows. Minutes of the March 17-18 meeting released Wednesday reveal that several policymakers predicted a rate hike in June, while...
  • Ben Bernanke memoir will be titled 'The Courage to Act'

    The memoir by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be called "The Courage to Act" and is coming out in October. The title and release date were announced Wednesday by publisher W.W. Norton & Co. The deal was originally reported last year, soon...
  • What does Rand Paul presidential campaign mean for nervous Fed?

    MANCHESTER, N.H. Nearly six years ago, flanked by members of the Campaign for Liberty started after his father's presidential campaign, a longshot Kentucky candidate for Senate leaned into a bullhorn and called for the Federal Reserve to be scrapped....
  • The jobs market weakens, but stock investors like that

     The jobs market weakens, but stock investors like that
    The jobs picture has been slipping along with the economy lately, but investors seem to like the weakness. On Friday, investors were shaken temporarily when the government reported that far fewer people had been hired lately than analysts had expected....
  • Why the middle class is doing even worse than you think

    Why the middle class is doing even worse than you think
    One of the great mysteries about the U.S. economy today is the discrepancy between the objective and subjective pictures we have of the middle class. The numbers say that the middle class is doing OK or even improving its lot; middle class families...
  • Asia stocks gain after Fed official signals slow rate rises

    Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Wall Street gained on a jump in crude prices and expectations the Federal Reserve will put off an interest rate hike until late in the year. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.8 percent to 3,933.49 and...
  • Weak job growth in March was probably temporary, Fed's Dudley says

    Weak job growth in March was probably temporary, Fed's Dudley says
    A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that last month's weak job growth probably was temporary, part of a first-quarter economic slowdown triggered by unusually bad winter weather in the Northeast and Midwest. William C. Dudley, president of the...
  • Dollar's surge could delay Fed decision to raise rates

    Dollar's surge could delay Fed decision to raise rates
    The interest rate on an American home mortgage later this year could depend a lot on how many euros, yen, pesos and rupees a dollar will fetch. The dollar's steep ascent against many of the world's currencies since last summer could help delay the first...
  • Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

     Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans
    Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and...
  • U.S. job growth slows sharply in March to 126,000

    U.S. job growth slows sharply in March to 126,000
    The sharp retreat in hiring last month to the slowest pace in more than a year reflects lost economic momentum in the U.S. — and may make the Federal Reserve more reluctant to start raising interest rates as early as June. The Labor Department...
  • New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages

    New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages
    Generally speaking, thinking about a burger and fries is fun, while thinking about the Federal Reserve is kinda dull. Here's a chance to combine topics into a happy meal of sorts: McDonald's plan to raise the minimum wage for certain workers is smart...