- Bernanke defending Fed actions to battle recession Updated: Oct-05-15 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. economy is outperforming Europe at the moment because the Fed moved more quickly and aggressively to fight the 2008 financial crisis than Europe did.
- Apart from low unemployment, just how healthy is job market? Updated: Oct-01-15 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. unemployment rate - now just 5.1 percent - grabs a lot of the attention each month when the government issues its jobs data. Yet the rate doesn't come close to sketching a full picture of the job market.
- Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed Updated: Sep-30-15 6:31 pm
Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall.
- 5 Things to Know from World Bank's Kim Updated: Sep-24-15 6:03 pm
NEW YORK - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says growing up as an economic migrant himself shaped his views on many of the major issues he's tackling now as head of one of the leading institutions fighting global poverty.
- Fed's China comments reinforce unease about growth prospects Updated: Sep-18-15 5:09 am
BEIJING - The Federal Reserve chief's rare comments on China reinforced unease its weakening economy might be headed for a deeper slump. But many experts still think fears of a China crisis are overblown.
- AP News Guide: What the Fed did Thursday and why it matters Updated: Sep-17-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve's decision Thursday to hold a key interest rate at historic lows will extend a period of tense speculation among investors.
- The Latest: Political turmoil another risk for Fed Updated: Sep-17-15 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at historic near-zero lows (all times local):