Monetary policy

Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 11:49 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks were steady while other Asian markets gained Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates and a Eurosceptic party lost Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index was flat at 19,578.06 while the Shanghai Composite gained 0.6 percent to 3,...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 11:42 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Thursday to keep its monetary policy steady, as the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens and European Central Bank edges in that direction. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping the minus 0.1 percent benchmark interest rate unchanged while working...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says Federal Reserve officials have not had a detailed discussion yet about the possible economic impacts of President Donald Trump's economic program. She...
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March 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Stocks around the world pulled back Tuesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve, which is beginning a two-day policy meeting on interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 6:00 a.m. Trading in stock markets is cautious and the dollar is slightly weaker as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Because the increase is widely...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Asian stock markets drifted in slow trading on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's meeting and a batch of economic and political events later this week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 14, 2017 - 5:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets drifted in slow trading on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's meeting, and a batch of economic and political events later this week. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent to 7,373.68 while France's CAC 40...
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Specialist Charles Boeddinghaus, left, and trader Kevin Lodewick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 10, 2017. Stocks are moving higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported solid job gains in the U.S. a month earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 10, 2017 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Friday afternoon as industrial and technology companies move up after a strong February jobs report, but losses for energy companies and banks are limiting the gains overall. The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates next week following...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets remained firm Friday, March 10, 2017, after another set of strong U.S. jobs figures cemented market expectations that the Federal Reserve will be confident enough about the state of the U.S. economy to raise interest rates again in the following week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 10, 2017 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are making widespread gains Friday morning after a strong February jobs report. Technology and industrial companies are rising more than the rest of the market, but the gains are relatively broad as investors expect the pickup in hiring to translate into more spending...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Executives' Club of Chicago, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Chicago. Yellen signaled that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2017 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target. Yellen also said in a speech in Chicago that the Fed...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Executives' Club of Chicago, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Chicago. Yellen signaled that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2017 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target. Yellen also said in a speech in Chicago that the Fed...
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