Stories tagged: federal reserve
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
U.S. factories cranked out more autos, furniture and food last month, boosting production by the most since July.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe and the U.S., as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans and squeezed earnings.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global threats that could hamper growth and compel the Fed to slow the pace of future interest …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016
The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged while pledging to closely monitor developments in the global economy and financial markets.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
The latest on the Federal Reserve’s landmark two-day policy meeting which ends Wednesday. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. …
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
Slow recovery despite low interest rates shows Fed’s limitations.
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that an interest rate hike in December is a “live possibility” if the economy stays on track. Yellen described the U.S. economy as …
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of persistent threats from a weak international economy and excessively low inflation.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
LONDON – Pent-up investor demand fueled a jump in Shanghai stocks after Chinese markets reopened Thursday following an extended holiday but other world bourses were lackluster ahead of the release …
Tue., Dec. 23, 2014
Stocks are pushing further into record territory as the Dow Jones industrial average tops 18,000 points for the first time.
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that’s improving but still isn’t fully healthy and …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
WASHINGTON – A quarter of U.S. households say they’re “just getting by” financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows. The Fed issued the first-time report Thursday, describing it as …
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says it will cut its monthly bond purchases by an additional $10 billion to $65 billion because of a strengthening U.S. economy. It’s doing so …
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday proposed that big banks keep enough cash, government bonds and other high-quality assets on hand to survive a severe downturn on par with …
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013
WASHINGTON – The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party today, partial government shutdown or not. The Federal …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012
NEW YORK — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting today after attempting to blow up a fake …
Wed., April 25, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says the economy is growing moderately while cautioning that risks from Europe remain. It’s holding off on taking any further steps to boost the recovery.
Mon., March 26, 2012
WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. job market remains weak despite three months of strong hiring and that the Federal Reserve’s existing policies will help boost growth.
Sat., March 3, 2012
Ron Paul, making a return visit to Spokane in advance of today’s Republican precinct caucuses, showed again Friday that he continues to enjoy strong support across the Inland Northwest. Paul …
Thu., March 1, 2012
WASHINGTON – Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Wednesday that the economy has performed better in recent months than the Federal Reserve had expected. If the trend continues, he said the …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2011
WASHINGTON – All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve today as it meets to weigh what else it can possibly do to reverse Monday’s 600-plus point decline in the …
Wed., Nov. 17, 2010
The economic recovery will grind slowly forward next year, extending this year’s modest improvements but not breaking out strongly enough to significantly affect unemployment and household income, economists John Mitchell …
Tue., Sept. 21, 2010
The Federal Reserve is offering a dim view of the economy and signaling that it’s prepared to provide new relief if necessary to support the recovery.
Mon., Sept. 20, 2010
Stocks extended their September rally into a fourth week today as investors hoped for more moves by the Federal Reserve to prop up the economy.
Tue., Aug. 10, 2010
Worried about the economy, the Federal Reserve is taking a small step to bolster the sputtering recovery.
Tue., Aug. 10, 2010
Federal Reserve policymakers are pondering ways to jump-start the economic recovery. The trick: making sure whatever they do or say doesn’t rattle Wall Street.
Wed., July 21, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress today the economic outlook remains “unusually uncertain,” and the central bank is ready to take new steps to keep the recovery alive if …
Thu., July 15, 2010
Bank of Whitman and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco have reached an agreement that imposes a multitude of requirements on the Colfax-based institution, including some that must be …
Wed., June 23, 2010
The Federal Reserve struck a more cautious tone about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery, indicating Europe’s debt crisis poses a risk to it.
Thu., May 20, 2010
Inflation has essentially disappeared, and that gives the Federal Reserve more room to keep interest rates at record lows. Consumer prices fell in April for the first time in more …