Monetary policy

FILE- In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo specialist Frank Masiello is reflected in his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The bond market is getting another whiff of a recession Bonds are supposed to be the boring corner of the finance world, but even high-flying stock investors stop and pay attention when they fall into a particular, concerning pattern. It’s called an “inverted yield curve,” and it happens when investors are willing to accept lower yields for long-term U.S. government bonds than for short-term debt. It’s been a relatively reliable predictor for recessions, and it’s happening again.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)
May 30, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The scent of a possible recession is wafting through the bond market again. Bonds are supposed to be the boring corner of the finance world, but even high-flying stock investors stop and pay attention when they fall into a particular, concerning pattern. It's called an "inverted...
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May 28, 2019 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has again decided not to label China or any other country as a currency manipulator. But in a report to Congress, the administration is keeping China on a list of countries whose trade surpluses with the United States and other indicators are closely...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, in Washington. Powell says a sharp rise in corporate debt is being closely monitored but currently the Fed does not see the types of threats that triggered the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 20, 2019 - 8:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that the central bank is closely monitoring a sharp rise in corporate debt but currently does not see the types of threats that triggered the 2008 financial crisis. In remarks to a banking conference in Fernandina Beach, Florida,...
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May 07, 2019 - 5:33 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's central bank has cut interest rates for the first time in nearly three years to help support growth and counter risks from a global slowdown, trade tensions and extended weakness in commodity prices. Bank Negara Malaysia says it decided to reduce its...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, May 3, the U.S. government issues the April jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
May 03, 2019 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring accelerated and pay rose at a solid pace in April, setting the stage for healthy U.S. economic growth to endure despite fears of a slowdown earlier this year. Employers added 263,000 jobs, with the unemployment rate dropping to a five-decade low of 3.6% from 3.8%, though...
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May 02, 2019 - 8:18 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy is likely to weaken as firms ease up on Brexit preparations now that the departure from the European Union has been delayed by months, the Bank of England said Thursday. In forecasts published alongside the unanimous decision to keep the main interest rate at 0.75...
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An investor stands in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light as markets in Japan and mainland China were closed. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
May 02, 2019 - 7:40 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was likely this year. As European traders returned from the May Day holiday, France's CAC 40 lost 0.4% to 5,561 while Germany's DAX...
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Specialist John Alatzas, left, and trader Michael Milano work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after several big U.S. companies reported earnings that were better than analysts were expecting. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 01, 2019 - 11:56 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light with markets in Japan and mainland China closed. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.4% to 29,829...
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FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell gestures while speaking before the House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 01, 2019 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that it's unlikely to either raise or cut rates in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation. The Fed left its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019, file photo federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 01, 2019 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:14 p.m. Stock and bond markets seesawed between gains and losses Wednesday afternoon as investors weighed the Federal Reserve's assessment of the economy and the prospects for future interest rate moves...
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