Central bank interest rates

FILE- In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is interviewed by The Associated Press in Washington. Williams, currently president of the Fed’s San Francisco regional bank, said that he still expects a gradual pace of three to four increases in the Fed’s key interest rate this year. He spoke in an interview with CNBC after the government reported that the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest level in more than 17 years, with 164,000 jobs created. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With steady growth, low unemployment and tame inflation, the U.S. is experiencing a "Goldilocks" economy: Not too hot. Not too cold. But just right. So says a top Federal Reserve official, who on Friday suggested that the unemployment rate could fall further to 3.5 percent with...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday as investors analyzed the Fed's latest decision and turned their focus to upcoming talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing aimed at resolving simmering trade tensions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
May 03, 2018 - 4:55 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed on Thursday as investors analyzed the Fed's decision to keep interest rates unchanged and kept an eye out for developments from China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: European shares slipped in early trading. France's CAC 40 lost 0.3...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday as investors analyzed the Fed's latest decision and turned their focus to upcoming talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing aimed at resolving simmering trade tensions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
May 03, 2018 - 2:05 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Thursday as investors analyzed the Fed's decision to keep interest rates unchanged and kept an eye out for developments from China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index slumped 1.2 percent to 30,359.94 and South...
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May 02, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged but says that inflation is climbing after years of being stuck below the Fed's target level. The Fed left its key short-term rate at 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent, the level it set in March after its sixth increase...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, shoppers walk past the Victoria's Secret store on Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of New York. On Monday, April 30, the Commerce Department issues its March report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 30, 2018 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.4 percent in March, the best showing in three months. Meanwhile, a key gauge of inflation closely watched by the Federal Reserve rose at the fastest pace in more than a year. The March increase in consumer spending followed two months of very...
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo shows the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The central bank is meeting this week as its board is undergoing a makeover, with a raft of new appointees by President Donald Trump who appear generally supportive of the Fed’s cautious approach to rates since the Great Recession ended. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 30, 2018 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is all but sure to leave interest rates unchanged this week, though steady economic growth and inflation pressures will likely keep the Fed on a path toward further rate hikes later this year. The central bank is meeting as its board is undergoing a makeover,...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, shoppers walk past the Victoria's Secret store on Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of New York. On Monday, April 30, the Commerce Department issues its March report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 30, 2018 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.4 percent in March, the best showing in three months. Meanwhile, a key gauge of inflation closely watched by the Federal Reserve rose at the fastest pace in more than a year. The March increase in consumer spending followed two months of very...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, shoppers walk past the Victoria's Secret store on Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of New York. On Monday, April 30, the Commerce Department issues its March report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 30, 2018 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.4 percent in March, the best showing in three months. Meanwhile, a key gauge of inflation closely watched by the Federal Reserve rose at the fastest pace in more than a year. The March increase in consumer spending followed two months of very...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, people pass the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 26, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as Facebook led a rally by technology companies. Most of the market moved higher as interest rates declined from the four-year highs reached over the last few days. Facebook saw its stock price wither last month after its data privacy scandal, but shares...
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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi arrives for a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 26, 2018 - 11:02 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank says recent signs of weakening economic growth are grounds for caution but not worrisome enough yet to consider changing the bank's stimulus and interest rate policy. Mario Draghi said Thursday that recent data points to "some...
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