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A key Fed official stays the course on U.S. rate hikes amid growing doubts

20 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve is pushing ahead with gradual rate-hike plans next month as it marches toward a more normal policy stance that would keep the economy expanding, one of its most influential members said on Monday in the face of growing doubts in financial markets.

Student delinquencies up as U.S. household debt hits another record

16 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The total debt shouldered by Americans has hit another record high, rising to $13.5 trillion in the last quarter, while an unusual jump in student-loan delinquencies could provide another signal that the U.S. economic expansion is growing old.

Nach Pauschal-Kritik Trumps geht Fed mit Reformidee in Offensive

16 Nov 2018

New York Die von US-Präsident Donald Trump wegen Zinserhöhungen heftig kritisierte Notenbank Fed prüft Reformen ihrer Arbeitsweise.

Fed plans review of how it pursues inflation, employment goals

16 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve, under pressure from a critical White House even while it largely hits its inflation and employment targets, will conduct an extensive review next year of how it guides the U.S. economy as it seeks to become more open and accountable.

Hot economy is cold comfort for Republicans in tight U.S. races

05 Nov 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J./MODESTO, Calif. Linda Hults is the sort of Republican who President Donald Trump would expect to reward his party for the hottest U.S. economy in a decade by helping defend its grip on Congress in dozens of tight races across the country. | Video

Soothing words from Fed as rate hits ceiling for first time

26 Oct 2018

NEW YORK Federal Reserve officials have tried this week to ease concerns on Wall Street that bank reserves are growing scarce and that the Fed's key rate will edge up above a policy range, possibly forcing it to permanently hold more assets than planned.

Market drop nowhere near harming U.S. economy: Fed's Mester

26 Oct 2018

NEW YORK The recent cratering of stock markets is nowhere near severe enough to rattle confidence and significantly hurt U.S. business and consumer spending, a Fed official said on Thursday, in the latest unruffled message from the U.S. central bank.

For Fed, sell-off could point to fading Trump stimulus

24 Oct 2018

NEW YORK/BATON ROUGE, La. A three-week stock market sell-off may signal concerns that the massive stimulus from U.S. tax cuts and government spending will fade sooner than expected, a central issue for the Federal Reserve as it considers when to halt interest rate hikes.

RPT-ANALYSIS-For Fed, sell-off could point to fading Trump stimulus

24 Oct 2018

NEW YORK/BATON ROUGE, La., Oct 23 A three-week stock market sell-off may signal concerns that the massive stimulus from U.S. tax cuts and government spending will fade sooner than expected, a central issue for the Federal Reserve as it considers when to halt interest rate hikes.

Fed's Quarles eyes more dovish rate path, U.S. productivity boost

18 Oct 2018

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve should continue with its gradual rate hikes but must be prepared to slow the tightening if U.S. productivity breaks out of a several-year lull, as it may be poised to do, an influential Fed governor said on Thursday.

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