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Yellen: Research needed on policy tools

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is stressing the need to review the unconventional monetary policies that central banks around the world deployed in response to the 2008 global financial crisis. She said Thursday that the post-crisis period offers ...

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Yellen: December rate hike a ‘live possibility’

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that an interest rate hike in December would be a “live possibility” if the economy stays on track. Yellen described the U.S. economy as “performing well” right now, with solid growth ...

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Fed keeps rate at record low, for now

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key short-term interest rate at a record low in the face of threats from a weak global economy and excessively low inflation. But it suggested the possibility of a rate hike in ...

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As Fed meets, decision on rate hike seems like toss-up

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on Tuesday. World stock markets were lower after China's benchmark suffered a late session sell-off and the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged ahead of a much anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve decision later this week on whether to raise interest rates. Credit: AP Images

Will they or won’t they? Nine years after they last raised their benchmark interest rate and after months of feverish speculation, Federal Reserve policymakers this week may finally raise that rate from a record low near zero. Unless they don’t. ...

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Fed edges toward its first rate hike since 2006

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don’t expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled ...

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Fed leaves key rate at record low

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has strengthened since a slump early this year, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, but it wants to see further gains in the job market and higher inflation before raising interest rates from record lows. The ...

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