Interest rates

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Fed raises its key interest rate from record low near zero

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows…

 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gestures as she answers a question during a news conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged, citing low inflation

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve ended weeks of speculation Thursday by keeping…

 

AP Photo/Susan WalshFederal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds up a copy of the 100th Annual Report from the Federal Reserve as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

A complication for the Fed: Rate cuts by other central banks

The world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal…

 

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Fed ends bond buying and cites brighter job market

The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its…

AP Photo/Richard DrewTrader Fred DeMarco
AP Photo/Shizuo KambayashiA money trader watches the monitor under a currency board updating real time Japanese yen rate against U.S. dollar at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo

How well did the Fed's stimulus work?

Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon…

AP Photo/Shizuo KambayashiA money trader watches the monitor under a currency board updating real time Japanese yen rate against U.S. dollar at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo
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Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon

The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the…

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AP Photo/Richard DrewTrader Damian Bagarozza

Stocks creep higher on encouraging news

The U.S. stock market climbed to new record highs Thursday as investors…

AP Photo/Richard DrewTrader Damian Bagarozza
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Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact

The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to…

AP Photo/Richard DrewSpecialist Jason Hardzewicz