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Traders have taken a 2016 interest rate hike off the table, anticipating that the earliest the U.S. central bank might move would be February 2017.

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Stocks opened lower as low oil prices and earnings weighed on the market ahead of the expected release of the Fed meeting statement.

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An overwhelming 88 percent of survey respondents say the Fed’s next move will be to hike interest rates, but they’ve put off that hike until May.

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If fed-funds futures are any indication, the Fed might have to roll back its rate hike, says Ron Isana.

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Expectations for Fed rate hikes in 2016 rose Friday after a jobs report that came in far ahead of Wall Street expectations.

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Could the U.S. economy and stock market suffer a fate not seen since the Great Depression?

Fed’s 2015 rate hike in question

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC on Wednesday the financial markets are underestimating the trajectory of future interest rates.

Chance of Fed hike gaining steam

The inspector general for the Federal Reserve is warning that a key database at the central bank needs more cybersecurity protections, according to a summary report.

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Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

At long last, a rate hike for the history books. After seven years of the most accommodative monetary policy in U.S. history, the Fed on Wednesday, as widely expected, approved a quarter-point increase in its target funds rate. The new target will go from 0 percent to 0.25 percent to 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent. …

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The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meets for the final time this year on Wednesday, and is widely expected to announce the first interest rate hike since 2006. The expectation has been based on Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s oft-repeated stance that she’d like to see rates rise before the end of 2015. Higher interest rates …

Chance of Fed hike gaining steam

Many of today’s hottest tech start-ups weren’t around the last time the Fed’s benchmark rate was above zero. They’d better be getting ready.

Next year’s Fed

Steve Liesman reports on how the Federal Reserve is expected to change in 2016

What could the rate hike mean for the dollar?

The dollar has been strengthening, making it an attractive bet. But the increases could slow down.

How will the potential Fed hike affect housing?

Diana Olick reports on how the Federal Reserve’s option rate increase will affect mortgages.

What happens if the Fed raises interest rates?

Steve Liesman takes a look at what happens if the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates for the first time in nearly 10 years.