- Yellen: Rate hike in coming months would be 'appropriate' Updated: May-27-16 2:13 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says a move to increase interest rates in coming months will be "appropriate" if the economy keeps improving.
- Business events scheduled for the coming month Updated: May-27-16 1:20 pm
Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month:
- Fed chair Janet Yellen to discuss interest rates at Harvard Updated: May-27-16 12:31 am
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is expected at Harvard to participate in a "conversation" about interest rates.
- Most American households doing better financially Updated: May-25-16 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400 in expenses from an unexpected emergency, according to the Federal Reserve's annual survey on economic well-being.
- Fed's surprise message: June hike likely if economy improves Updated: May-18-16 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Catching many investors off guard, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that an interest rate hike in June is likely if the economy keeps improving.
- US consumer prices post 0.4 percent April increase Updated: May-17-16 9:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices jumped in April by the largest amount in more than three years, reflecting a surge in the price of gasoline and other energy products. But outside of volatile food and energy, core inflation posted another modest gain.
- US producer prices rise in April for first time in 3 months Updated: May-13-16 8:47 am
WASHINGTON - Prices charged by U.S. manufacturers, farmers and other producers rose for the first time since January, lifted by higher costs for gas, steel and medicines.
- Group of lawmakers says Fed fails to diversify leadership Updated: May-12-16 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - A group of Democratic senators and House members complained Thursday that the Federal Reserve has failed to meet its obligation to build a diverse leadership that includes enough women and minorities, and it wants Chair Janet Yellen to remedy the issue.
- Insider Q&A: Keeping an eye on the Fed Updated: May-08-16 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve chose recently not to raise the benchmark interest rate and made it clear it isn't in a big hurry to make the next move higher. After the global economy shuddered earlier this year and U.S. economic growth weakened, the Fed has slowed the march toward higher rates that it signaled in December.
- Why April's hiring slowdown may show caution on US economy Updated: May-07-16 9:28 am
WASHINGTON - American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.
- Trump says he would likely replace Yellen once her term ends Updated: May-05-16 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump said Thursday he has nothing against Janet Yellen but would likely replace her as Fed chair once her term is up.
- US productivity shrinks again in first quarter Updated: May-04-16 9:58 am
WASHINGTON - The productivity of American workers fell again in the first three months of the year, while labor costs for employers rose at the fastest pace in more than a year.
- Buffett praises Fed but warns of unintended consequences Updated: May-02-16 12:53 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Investor Warren Buffett said the Federal Reserve and other policymakers are generally doing a good job, but it's difficult to predict all the effects of interest rates remaining low for this long.
- US consumer spending inches up in March Updated: Apr-29-16 10:34 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers boosted their spending by a tiny amount in March as purchases of nondurable goods such as clothing offset a big fall in spending on autos and other long-lasting items.
- While leaving US rates unchanged, Fed keeps an eye overseas Updated: Apr-28-16 1:03 am
WASHINGTON - When the Federal Reserve chose not to raise its key interest rate, it nevertheless made clear that its next move will be another increase. That stance puts it at odds with other major central banks, which are doing the reverse - seeking to ease credit to spur lending.
- Comparing the US Federal Reserve's views on world economy Updated: Apr-27-16 4:19 pm
A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting March 15-16: