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A divided Federal Reserve held the line on interest rates Wednesday and indicated formally that no cuts are coming in 2019. The decision came amid divisions over what is ahead and still leaves open the possibility that policy loosening could happen before the end of the year depending on how conditions unfold.

Should the Federal Reserve meet market expectations and signal a rate cut at its meeting Wednesday, the move will come under some unusual circumstances.

President Donald Trump is not currently considering removing Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve, despite persistent White House criticism of the way the central bank is handling monetary policy, one of the president’s top advisors said.

Professional investors are heading for cover, making the rush into government bonds the most-crowded trade in the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey.

A closely followed gauge of manufacturing in the New York area fell this month to its lowest level in nearly three years.

President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in a recent interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, saying the economy and stock market both could be doing much better “if we had somebody different” in charge of the central bank.

The trade war and global slowdown are combining to trigger a sharp drawdown in profits for U.S. multinational companies.

Investors should start adjusting their playbook to get ready for a looming Federal Reserve interest rate cut, billionaire hedge fund magnate Paul Tudor Jones said Wednesday.

Job creation decelerated strongly in May, with nonfarm payrolls up by just 75,000 even as the unemployment rate remained at a 50-year low, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said that the central bank stands ready to move on rates if conditions deteriorate.

Job creation skidded to a near-halt in May in another sign that the U.S. economic momentum is slowing.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank is watching current economic developments and will do what it must to keep the near-record expansion going.

Tariffs that the U.S. is threatening to impose against Mexican goods could have steep costs, both economically and politically, while also impacting important policy decisions.

Interest rate policy is right where it should be considering the current state of the U.S. economy, though that could change if conditions weaken, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said Thursday.

Vermont, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin each set new all-time lows for unemployment in April.