| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The Bank of England sought Wednesday to assure markets and businesses it won't raise its key interest rate any time soon despite a faster-than-expected decline in Britain's jobless rate.
The central bank previously said it would consider raising its...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumers last month were more optimistic their wages would rise, and expected to spend more this year, according to survey results Monday from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Americans also expected inflation to slow somewhat to 3%...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- Janet L. Yellen, who broke the Federal Reserve's glass ceiling, marks two more milestones Wednesday, wrapping up her initial policymaking meeting as chairwoman then facing reporters' questions for the first time since taking office last...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:14 AM
A top Federal Reserve official expects the central bank to continue reducing a key stimulus program even though he sees more modest growth this year than many analysts have projected.
Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Bad weather is largely responsible for some recent weak economic data and should not lead the Federal Reserve to stop reducing a key stimulus program, a top central bank official said Monday.
Instead, with economic growth still forecast to pick up...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to continue reducing their bond-buying stimulus program and said they no longer would consider raising its near-zero interest rate once the unemployment rate fell below 6.5%.
The Federal Open...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel president nominated for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job, defended his work on Wall Street and told senators at his confirmation hearing Thursday that he understood the effect of economic problems on...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, saying the job market is far from normal, made clear Monday that the central bank remains committed to providing extraordinary support for the economy for some time to come.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Although the Federal Reserve has been criticized for its unprecedented efforts to fight the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday the central bank could have done more.
"Although we have been very aggressive, I think on...
| Mar 27, 2014
On Feb. 20, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his respected central bank governor, who was trying to discover what had happened to an estimated $20 billion that disappeared from the nation's oil revenue over an 18-month period.
Four days later,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite a sharp jump in food costs, consumer prices increased just 0.1% last month in an indication inflation remains in check, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Over the previous year, the consumer price index has risen 1.1%. The...