Economic outlook

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:17 p.m. The stock market gave up an early gain and was broadly lower in afternoon trading after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it would continue to raise rates next year. The...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): ___ 3:05 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the central bank expects to keep reducing its holdings of government securities at its current pace of $50 billion a month. President Donald...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): ___ 3:00 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that tweets and statements by President Donald Trump have no bearing on the U.S. central bank's policies. Powell told reporters at a news conference...
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FILE - In a Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addresses the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington. The Federal Reserve is poised Wednesday, Dec. 19, to raise its key interest rate for the fourth time this year. But beyond that, its plans are shrouded in uncertainty. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. The quarter-point hike, to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, lifted the Fed's benchmark...
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FILE- In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell listens to a question during a news conference in Washington. The Federal Reserve is poised Wednesday, Dec. 19, to raise its key interest rate for the fourth time this year. But beyond that, its plans are shrouded in uncertainty. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:23 p.m. Stocks gave up much of an early rally and were moderately higher after the Federal Reserve made its latest interest rate increase. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 117 points in afternoon...
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Stock trader Michael Milano works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday as a partial recovery in oil prices pulls energy companies higher following huge losses a day earlier. Banks are also making solid gains and most other groups of stocks are rising. Markets were relatively quiet as the Federal Reserve wraps up its...
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Stock trader Michael Milano works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 19, 2018 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday morning as a modest recovery in oil prices pulls energy companies slightly higher following huge losses a day earlier. Markets were relatively quiet as the Federal Reserve wraps up its last meeting of the year. Investors expect the Fed to raise...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 19, 2018 - 4:22 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of an expected rate hike by the Federal Reserve, while Asian indexes were weighed by Japanese data that showed its exports slowing in November. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX gained 0.1 percent to 10,756.02 and France's CAC...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 19, 2018 - 1:37 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.6 percent to 20,987.92 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.8 percent to 2,078.66. Hong...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo an American flag flies outside New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street as the market claims back some of the ground it lost in steep drops over the previous two days. Technology and industrial stocks were among the biggest winners in early trading Tuesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 18, 2018 - 10:32 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 21,025.10 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,074.38. Hong...
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