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FERDEAL RESERVE OFFICIALS raised interest rates on Wednesday. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed forges on with hike, asset plan amid inflation concern

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve officials forged ahead with an interest-rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak...
REPORTS OF SLOW INFLATION HAVE the market worried that expected additional rate hikes may not happen this year. A rate hike is still expected to be announced on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

Traders’ Fed roadmap is upended as inflation miss rocks markets

NEW YORK - While bond and currency traders still see a  Federal Reserve rate hike Wednesday as all but baked in, the latest disappointing...
PRODUCER-PRICE INDEX remained level in May, reflecting a decline of the price of food and fuel. /COURTESY BLOOMBERG

U.S. wholesale prices little changed in May as fuel settled back

NEW YORK - Wholesale prices were little changed in May from the prior month, reflecting declines in the costs of fuel and food, Labor...
AN EAGLE sculpture stands on the facade of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C./ BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ ANDREW HARRER

Fed keeps rates on hold as slowdown in growth deemed temporary

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while signaling they’ll look past a recent deceleration in U.S. economic growth and stay on...
JANET YELLEN, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, arrives to speak at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Yellen may see inflation risk in deficit-busting Trump tax cuts

WASHINGTON - What President Donald Trump giveth to the economy with massive tax cuts, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may be tempted to taketh...
FEDERAL RESERVE Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said a recent patch of weak economic data likely won’t throw the U.S. central bank off track for two more interest-rate increases this year.

Fed’s Fischer says two more 2017 hikes still feels right

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said a recent patch of weak economic data likely won’t throw the U.S. central bank off...
ACCORDING TO THE BEIGE BOOK REPORT released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, business activity continued to expand in the First District in recent weeks, although at a modest pace. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Beige Book: Business activity expands in First District

BOSTON – Business activity continued to expand in the First District in recent weeks, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday. The...
JANET YELLEN, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, said the U.S. central bank’s task has shifted from a post-crisis exercise of healing the economy to one aimed at holding on to progress made. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Yellen says Fed’s focus has shifted to holding growth gains

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. central bank’s task has shifted from a post-crisis exercise of healing the economy to...
ANALYSTS estimate that net interest income at the largest U.S. banks will jump to $49.1 billion.

In bank earnings season, surprise lurks in rising deposit costs

NEW YORK - When the Federal Reserve raised benchmark interest rates last month, it took North Carolina lender BB&T Corp. less than four minutes to announce...
STOCKS AND THE DOLLAR gained value early Thursday ahead of the meeting of President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Early indications are that Friday's U.S. jobs report will be a strong one as well.

Stocks, dollar rise after late selloff; oil gains

NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks rose with the dollar, while Treasuries slipped as investors reassessed the Federal Reserve’s signal that it intends to shrink...
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