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  • Fed chief expresses caution about raising rates too early

    Fed chief expresses caution about raising rates too early
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen on Tuesday gave an upbeat assessment of the American job market. But she noted it was not fully healed and reiterated the central bank's stance that it remained "patient" in raising interest rates. "There has been...
  • Stock market ends mostly lower after release of Fed minutes

    Stock market ends mostly lower after release of Fed minutes
    The U.S. stock market edged mostly lower on Wednesday, easing back from its latest all-time highs. The markets barely budged following the midafternoon release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting. The transcript showed that...
  • US economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent

    The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross domestic...
  • Yellen meets with conservative groups unhappy with Fed

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies. The meeting, which was set up in early February, came two days after Yellen...
  • Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

    U.S. employers are expected to follow the best three-month burst of hiring in 17 years with another solid round of job gains in February. Still, the result is unlikely to match the furious pace of November through January, when 1 million positions were...
  • Why the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates now

    Why the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates now
    By your mid-20s, if you're lucky enough to have a job, it's time to move out of the house and support yourself. You've saved some money. Your prospects are decent. Success isn't guaranteed, but you can't live on mommy and daddy's money forever, right?...
  • U.S. adds a robust 295,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5%

    U.S. adds a robust 295,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5%
    U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent. But the decline in the...
  • Solid U.S. jobs report; unemployment rate at 5.5%

    Solid U.S. jobs report; unemployment rate at 5.5%
    A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month. U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs, the...
  • February hiring swamps expectations; what will Fed do?

    WASHINGTON February marked stronger-than-expected hiring, and both traditional and alternative measures of unemployment reported by the government Friday suggest important improvement. Employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said,...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

    Stocks fell sharply on Friday as a strong jobs report led investors to speculate that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as soon as June as the economy continues to strengthen. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 278.94 points,...
  • Stocks, bonds drop sharply as strong jobs report raises prospect for a rate hike

    Stocks, bonds drop sharply as strong jobs report raises prospect for a rate hike
    A strong jobs report shook up the financial markets Friday. U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the government said. That was more than economists were expecting and, combined with a drop in the unemployment rate, raised the likelihood of...