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Many Fed policymakers urged patience on future rate hikes: minutes

Jan 09 2019

WASHINGTON A range of Federal Reserve policymakers said last month they could be patient about future interest rate increases and a few did not support the central bank's rate increase that month, minutes from their Dec. 18-19 policy meeting showed.

More U.S. regions see job openings outnumbering jobless

Jan 08 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Job openings are outnumbering unemployed workers across increasingly wide swaths of the United States, forcing businesses to rethink how they find workers, which could keep pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates despite a global economic slowdown.

GRAPHIC-More U.S. regions see job openings outnumbering jobless

Jan 08 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8 Job openings are outnumbering unemployed workers across increasingly wide swaths of the United States, forcing businesses to rethink how they find workers, which could keep pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates despite a global economic slowdown.

More U.S. regions see job openings outnumbering jobless

Jan 08 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Job openings are outnumbering unemployed workers across increasingly wide swaths of the United States, forcing businesses to rethink how they find workers, which could keep pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates despite a global economic slowdown.

U.S. economic growth likely to slow in 2019: Fed's Barkin

Jan 04 2019

BALTIMORE The U.S. economy will grow more slowly in 2019 compared to 2018, Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin said on Friday, adding that he is hearing a lot about economic risks like trade policy and financial market volatility.

Fed Chair Powell's unscripted approach sets up for rocky 2019

Dec 30 2018

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Jerome Powell had a bumpy first year as Federal Reserve chairman when it came to talking policy, by turns spooking and comforting investors even as economic data offered increasingly mixed signals and President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the U.S. central bank. | Video

Drop in U.S. consumer confidence stokes fears of economic slowdown

Dec 27 2018

WASHINGTON A measure of U.S. consumer confidence posted its sharpest decline in more than three years in December, rattling investors already nervous about the prospect that a global economic slowdown was spilling over into the United States.

UPDATE 6-Trump calls Fed 'only problem' in U.S. economy; markets slump

Dec 24 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec 24 President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve on Monday, describing it as the "only problem" for the U.S. economy, as top officials convened to discuss the growing rout in stock markets caused in part by the president's attacks on the central bank.

Explainer: 'Plunge Protection Team' to convene amid Wall Street rout

Dec 24 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is arranging a phone call on Monday with top regulators to discuss financial markets amid a rout on Wall Street.

Top Trump official calls bankers, will convene "Plunge Protection Team"

Dec 24 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary called top U.S. bankers on Sunday amid an ongoing rout on Wall Street and made plans to convene a group of officials known as the "Plunge Protection Team." | Video

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