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Fed's George says she sees no case for interest rate cut

14 May 2019

MINNEAPOLIS The U.S. Federal Reserve does not need to cut interest rates as part of its strategy to keep inflation close to its 2 percent target, a Fed policymaker said on Tuesday.

Tariff tumult boosts view that Fed may cut U.S. rates

11 May 2019

MERIDIAN, Miss./SAN FRANCISCO U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to jack up tariffs on goods from China fuelled market bets Friday that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates later this year, with one Fed policymaker suggesting he could be receptive if economic data deteriorates.

Tariff tumult boosts view that Fed may cut U.S. rates

11 May 2019

MERIDIAN, Miss./SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to jack up tariffs on goods from China fueled market bets Friday that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates later this year, with one Fed policymaker suggesting he could be receptive if economic data deteriorates.

Fed's Bostic says tariff hikes could prompt rate cut if consumers pull back

10 May 2019

MERIDIAN, Miss. The U.S. Federal Reserve might need to cut interest rates if an escalating trade war with China drags on and leads consumers to cut spending in response to higher prices, a Fed policymaker said on Friday.

Fed's Bostic says scheduled tariff hike could fuel inflation

09 May 2019

NEW ORLEANS The U.S. economy is near the point where inflation moves higher and a scheduled tariff increase for Chinese imports could also fuel price increases, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic said on Thursday.

Trump's tariff push squeezes businesses and consumers

07 May 2019

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON The first time President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on the luggage that Tiffany Williams imports for her Texas store, she stockpiled high-end suitcases and other products ahead of the deadline to protect profits.

A few choice words could lead to better central bank forecasts

03 May 2019

WASHINGTON Central bankers didn't see the Great Recession coming and they could miss the next downturn too, but new research out of the United States points to a possible way to make their predictions a little more accurate.

U.S. Fed sees no strong case for hiking or cutting rates

02 May 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled little appetite to adjust them any time soon, taking heart in continued job gains and economic growth and the likelihood that weak inflation will edge higher. | Video

U.S. may have to stop borrowing later this year: Treasury

01 May 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. government will have to stop borrowing money between July and December if Washington doesn't agree to raise a legal restriction on public debt, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

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