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Powell faces key question: What’s wrong with low inflation?

On Wednesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell instead said that low inflation can create problems for the U.S. economy, calling it one of the “longer-term challenges” facing the United States.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

With Trump trade war a threat, Fed is set to cut rates again

For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the consequences of a global slowdown and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Powell says financial crisis accelerated economic changes

Fed Chairman Powell says 2008 financial crisis accelerated major changes in U.S. and global economies.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Powell says bank stress tests need to keep evolving

Powell called the tests, which determine whether a bank could survive a severe economic downturn, one of the “most successful supervisory innovations” achieved in the aftermath of the 2008 financial …


Fed repeats pledge to act to sustain economic expansion

The Federal Reserve on Friday repeated its pledge to “act as appropriate” to sustain the current economic expansion, now the longest in U.S. history, while noting that most Fed officials …


Powell says economy facing growing uncertainties

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the outlook for the U.S. economy has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Fed sees low rates well into future and excites Wall Street

The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged and signaling that it could leave rates alone in coming months given global economic pressures and mild inflation. The Fed …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Stocks swing to huge gains after jobs report, trade talks

Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild …


Trump assails Fed as the ‘only problem our economy has’

President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Reserve on Monday after administration officials spent the weekend trying to assure the public and financial markets that Jerome Powell’s job as …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018

Fed raises rates for fourth time in 2018 but sees fewer increases in future

The Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy’s continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow increases …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

Fed survey cites rising concerns about trade tariffs

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was growing in the fall, but there were concerns about higher tariffs from a widening trade war, rising interest rates and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018

Powell: U.S. economy healthy, rate increases aren’t automatic

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes …


Fed Chair Powell says gradual rate hikes best approach

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank’s current gradual approach to raising interest rates.


Trump escalates attacks on the Federal Reserve

President Donald Trump on Monday criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates, breaking with recent presidents’ practice of not commenting on the Fed’s handling of the economy.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Fed raises key interest rate by a quarter-point

The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate and signaling that it is sticking with a gradual approach to rate hikes under its new chairman, Jerome Powell.


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018

Fed set to raise rates as Powell gives first news conference

The Federal Reserve’s first meeting under Jerome Powell’s leadership will likely end Wednesday with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes.


Markets trying to judge level of Powell’s optimism

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell had a smooth public debut in his new job as head of the nation’s central bank. But investors want to know whether he is really …


Treasury yields rise, stocks slide following Fed testimony

Treasury yields rose Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index slid to its first loss in four days after the head of the Federal Reserve said that he’s feeling …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Powell’s bullish outlook on U.S. economy rattles markets

New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a message Tuesday that wasn’t quite what Wall Street had expected: The U.S. economy is doing well, maybe even better than he thought …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Stocks power higher again as Treasury yields ease

Stocks jumped on Monday, with gains again accelerating in the last hour of trading, as markets around the world continue to claw back from a sharp tumble earlier this month.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

Powell sworn in as 16th chairman of Federal Reserve

Jerome Powell was sworn in Monday as the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve on what turned out to be a turbulent day for Wall Street, with the Dow Jones …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Senate committee approves nomination of Powell for Fed chair

The Senate Banking Committee has voted for a second time to approve President Donald Trump’s nomination of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.


Administration official: Powell top candidate for Fed chair

Jerome “Jay” Powell, a member of the Federal Reserve’s board, is President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to replace Janet Yellen as the head of the nation’s central bank, with an …


Blanchette: Science of good sense keeps champ on course

Like a lot of enterprising business travelers, Kira Powell managed to sneak in a round of golf while on the road this week.