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Chance of Fed hike gaining steam

The Federal Reserve sends its clearest signal yet that a December rate hike is likely.

Paris attacks & the Fed

Will the attacks in Paris keep the Federal Reserve from hiking interest rates?

Looking beyond liftoff

Fed officials are focusing on what could happen after an interest rate hike.

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Janet Yellen

If the Federal Reserve opts not to raise interest rates in December, it won’t be over calendar or political concerns. With arguments against an increase in the key funds rate dissipating, two of the remaining concerns are that Fed officials would be reticent to hike in December, when a move could have outsized effects due …

December rate hike in play

The Federal Reserve gives investors a big hint about when it may raise interest rates for the first time in about a decade.

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Fed officials may hope to keep the door open for a December rate hike, but the slower economy could make them sound more dovish and unlikely to take action this year. The Fed winds down its two-day meeting Wednesday with a statement at 2 p.m. ET, and the central bank is not expected to increase …

Close call on 2015 rate hike

Many expect the Federal Reserve will wait a bit before increasing interest rates.

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The chance of recession in the next 12 months jumped to a two-year high in the latest CNBC Fed Survey as Wall Street continues to downgrade the outlook for U.S. growth and push out the date for the first Fed rate hike. Respondents to the survey, including economists, fund managers and analysts, see a 22 …


Are you feeling clueless? Has the seven-year bull run in equities left you feeling nervy in the face of a potential rate hike in the U.S. and weakening growth in China? You are not alone. The results of a client survey released by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse on Thursday highlighted that global investors were …

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William C. Dudley, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

A closely followed Fed official said Thursday that he would favor a rate hike this year if the economy performs in line with forecasts. However, William Dudley said that recent economic news did suggest the economy is slowing. Earlier, he said the central bank should favor a flexible approach to monetary policy. In remarks for …


Steve Liesman reports that the Federal Reserve is becoming more divided over then timing of an interest rate hike.

Fed’s 2015 rate hike in question

The recently released minutes to the Fed’s September meeting showed the committee fretting about the sharp drop stocks had suffered over the past month.

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William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Market reaction in August has raised some questions about the a slowing global economy for the second-half of the year, a widely-watched Fed official said on Friday. “I think the key question is, are we going to get sufficient growth in the economy, put downward pressure on the unemployment rate, get an acceleration in wages,” …


Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told CNBC on Monday that slow productivity growth is weighing on the economy, and there’s too much reliance on the central bank. He said other policymakers in the government need to step up. With the Fed considering an interest rate hike that would be the first in nine years, he …

Fed’s 2015 rate hike in question

The weak jobs report may change the timing of a possible interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.