Central bank interest rates

FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo shows the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington. The Federal Reserve is likely to point to strong growth in the economy, low unemployment and rising inflation as reasons to keep on its current path of gradually raising interest rates. The Fed's statement at the end of its two-day meeting will be released Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2018, in the form of a brief policy statement. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 01, 2018 - 1:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve wraps up its latest meeting, it will likely point to strong economic growth, low unemployment and rising inflation as reasons to stay on a path of gradually lifting interest rates. It is unlikely, however, to make any interest rate moves Wednesday. The Fed...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo shows the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington. The Federal Reserve is likely to point to strong growth in the economy, low unemployment and rising inflation as reasons to keep on its current path of gradually raising interest rates. The Fed's statement at the end of its two-day meeting will be released Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2018, in the form of a brief policy statement. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 01, 2018 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve wraps up its latest meeting, it is likely to point to strong growth in the economy, low unemployment and rising inflation as reasons to stay on its current path of gradually raising interest rates. But it isn't expected to make any interest rate moves this...
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Trader Michael Capolino, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 30, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains in banks and energy companies are offset by losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 30, 2018 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks are falling again Monday as recent Wall Street favorites like Twitter, Alphabet and Facebook extend their losses from last week. It's a sharp turnaround for a group that has long been the stock market's undisputed leader. Energy companies are climbing with oil...
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The logo for Caterpillar appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 30, 2018. Caterpillar's second-quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations thanks in part to the blistering pace of construction and demand for big machines, a the company boosted its full-year earnings forecast again. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 30, 2018 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks continued to fall in morning trading on Monday, following sharp losses at the end of last week. But energy stocks rose with the price of oil and helped to keep U.S. indexes relatively steady ahead of a busy week full of central-bank meetings, corporate earnings...
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The logo for Caterpillar appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 30, 2018. Caterpillar's second-quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations thanks in part to the blistering pace of construction and demand for big machines, a the company boosted its full-year earnings forecast again. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 30, 2018 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks continued to fall in early trading on Monday, following up on their sharp losses at the end of last week. But energy stocks rose with the price of oil and helped to keep U.S. indexes relatively steady ahead of a busy week full of central-bank meetings, corporate...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney listen as President Donald Trump delivers remarks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 29, 2018 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic policymakers insisted Sunday that the robust growth marked in the April-June quarter will maintain its pace and that he respects the Federal Reserve's independence despite his condemnation of the central bank for raising interest rates. "We as...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and Brazil's Finance Minister Eduardo Guardia, pose for a photo shaking hands, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
July 21, 2018 - 10:53 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires,...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and Brazil's Finance Minister Eduardo Guardia, pose for a photo shaking hands, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
July 21, 2018 - 10:46 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. Speaking to reporters Saturday on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires,...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump said he’s willing to hit all imported goods from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell, Friday, July 20. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said “I’m willing to go to 500,” referring roughly to the $505.5 in goods imported last year from China. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm
The Latest on rising trade tensions following comments by President Donald Trump (all times local): _____ 11:50 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is defending President Donald Trump's comment lamenting the Federal Reserve's action to raise U.S. interest rates. Mulvaney says he's sure...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 20, 2018 - 2:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence, saying he was "not happy" with the Fed's recent interest rate increases. Trump told CNBC in an interview: "I don't like all of this work that we're putting into the economy and then I...
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