CHICAGO - A top Federal Reserve official, who has been one of the most ardent supporters of the U.S. central bank's bond-buying stimulus program, said he was open to curtailing the purchases this month, although he would prefer to wait. | Video
NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve will start reducing its massive bond-buying program no later than March, according to a Reuters poll on Friday, with a handful of Wall Street firms expecting the U.S. central bank taking action as early as December following a second straight month of robust jobs gains.
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate hit a five-year low of 7.0 percent, raising chances the Federal Reserve could start ratcheting back its bond-buying stimulus as soon as this month. | Video
PHILADELPHIA - A top U.S. central banker on Friday praised last month's positive jobs growth, saying it was reflective of a stable rate of expansion over the last several months and that he hoped it would spur the Federal Reserve to trim its policy support.
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer credit rose in October at its fastest pace in five months, a positive sign for consumer spending in the fourth quarter.
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending rose in October, but still benign inflation pressures offered a cautionary note for the Federal Reserve as it weighs the future of its bond-buying program.
NEW YORK - U.S. consumer sentiment surged in December as Americans' outlook on the economy and job prospects improved, a survey released on Friday showed.
NEW YORK - A measure of future U.S. economic growth strengthened last week to its highest level in three and a half years, while the annualized growth rate ticked higher, a research group said on Friday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. budget negotiators were down to the final, most difficult items in a two-year deal to avoid another federal shutdown next month and ease some across-the-board spending cuts set to hit military and domestic programs, congressional aides said on Thursday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A top Federal Reserve official on Thursday blamed budgetary squabbling among U.S. lawmakers for holding back the U.S. economic recovery, even as the central bank goes all-out to help it along.
NEW YORK, Dec 8 - U.S. companies are sounding the alarm on fourth-quarter earnings, lowering profit estimates just as the stock market is poised to end its best year since 1998.