Updated March 27 at 8:27pm
Keyword: Janet Yellen
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How many more jobs can the U.S. economy add before it runs out of ready, willing, and able workers? more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said an interest-rate increase would “likely be appropriate” at the central bank’s upcoming meeting if employment and inflation continue to meet policymakers’ expectations. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose past 21,000 for the first time, the dollar jumped the most in six weeks and Treasuries fell as investors grew increasingly confident global economic growth is accelerating, clearing the path for higher interest rates in America. more
Michael D. Ice is a professor of finance at the University of Rhode Island. Ice talks with Providence Business News periodically about capital markets and monetary policy, and today discusses federal rate increases and how they might impact the economy. more
The U.S. cost of living increased in January by the most since February 2013, led by higher costs for gasoline, and other goods and services that indicate inflation is gathering momentum. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said more interest-rate increases will be appropriate if the economy meets the central bank’s outlook of gradually rising inflation and tightening labor markets. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is “close” to the central bank’s objectives of full employment and stable prices and she’s confident it will continue to improve. more
Potential candidates to head the Federal Reserve in 2018 suggested that monetary policy would be tighter if they were in charge. more
(Updated 2:29 p.m.) Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening. more
The U.S. Federal Reserve faces a tough task in figuring out how best to respond to a highly unusual economic recovery. As chair Janet Yellen noted in a recent speech, it could use some help from academia. more
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