A recession-free landing for the Fed may be harder now.
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The Fed’s decision to raise rates is likely to put more pressure on regional banks, which will make it harder to avoid a recession.
Homebuyers are receiving something of a holiday gift in falling mortgage costs.
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The cost of borrowing for a home has fallen in recent months, despite repeated increases of the benchmark interest rate. An economist explains the seeming paradox.
Staving off both recession and a financial crisis may take more than a hope and a prayer.
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The Fed is also beginning to reduce its massive balance sheet, which is beginning to cause disruptions in the $24 trillion Treasury market.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated further hikes to come.
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The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by an additional three-quarters of a percentage point. An economist explains what this means for the economy.
A bad interest rate can make your new car a lot more costly.
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Most of us bargain hunt when shopping for a new blouse or pair of blue jeans, yet for some reason we don’t with interest rates, potentially costing us thousands of dollars.
Employment rose in July, with 27,900 jobs created.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is stuck, according to the economic evidence, it has to raise rates but it also should cut.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen heads one of the most powerful financial institutions in the world.
Randal Quarles, the president’s first nominee to the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, has argued the bank should use rules to make decisions. But could such a shift prove disastrous in a crisis?
Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a press conference following the rate-hike decision.
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The Federal Reserve lifted rates for the second time this year and expects to do so once more, suggesting it’s fairly confident the economic recovery will continue. Is it overconfident?
if you like to drink (or sell) German beer, higher rates are a wonderful thing.
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While borrowers may not be thrilled by the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise rates, many of us have plenty of reason to celebrate.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen discusses the change in rates.
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The Fed faces a tough choice on how fast to raise rates in 2017, and Donald Trump may find that it may spoil some of his plans.
Up from here?
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Many observers argue the Fed’s wrong to raise rates so soon. Here’s why they’re wrong.
The Fed’s low-interest rate garden.
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Ultra-low interest rates have made low-carbon projects like windmill farms more attractive than coal power plants. That will begin to change as the central bank lifts rates, hurting the green economy.
Will Congress take the handoff from the Fed?
Although the economy added jobs for a 72nd month – the longest streak since WWII – growth remains sluggish. Two economists argue it’s up to lawmakers and the next president to pick up the slack.
The U.S. could do with a shot in the arm too.
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Although the Fed delayed raising rates this month, it has signaled it intends to wean the U.S. economy off its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Now the question is whether Congress will take the handoff.
Chair Janet Yellen acknowledges: It’s a tough call.
The Fed left interest rates unchanged but said improving economic data means it will likely lift them later this year. We asked two scholars – and ex-Fed officials – if it was the right call.
You’re not the only one in the dark.
Just like apes, humans fear the unknown, and that’s why there’s so much uncertainty this week as markets brace for an interest-rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
For everyone, there are things to like and not like in higher interest rates.
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The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates for the first time in nine years next week. What does it mean for you?
US jobs market needs a boost.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there’s no political will to do anything about it.
Her hands may be folded, but Janet Yellen is far from inactive.
The Fed decided to hold its key interest rate at about zero, but that doesn’t mean it did nothing.
Chair Yellen and her colleagues decided the economy isn’t ready.
The Fed’s policy-setting committee decided to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged. Here’s why that’s the wrong call.