Economic outlook

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 27, 2018 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury yields rose Tuesday, and U.S. stock indexes fell after the head of the Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. The testimony by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell before Congress was highly anticipated, and investors dissected his every word for...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gestures while he testifies to the House Financial Services Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 27, 2018 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to the Joint Economic Committee (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. Treasury yields climbed immediately after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said his personal outlook on the economy had strengthened since...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gestures while he testifies to the House Financial Services Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 27, 2018 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to the Joint Economic Committee (all times local): ___ 10:50 a.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will not say whether the Fed's projection for three rate increases will change when the central bank next month...
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FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 27, 2018 - 12:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury yields rose Tuesday, and U.S. stock indexes fell after the head of the Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. The testimony by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell before Congress was highly anticipated, and investors dissected his every word for...
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FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 27, 2018 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury yields rose Tuesday, and U.S. stocks were down modestly after the head of the Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. The testimony by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell before Congress was highly anticipated, and investors dissected his every word...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve, sits in the audience before being called to testify during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell testifies to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in his first public appearance as chairman of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 27, 2018 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress Tuesday that the outlook for the U.S. economy "remains strong" despite the recent stock market turbulence, keeping the central bank on track to gradually raise interest rates. Making his first public comments as leader of the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, file photo, bagel maker and baker Sam Ung cuts through bagel dough before hand-rolling it into bagels prior to baking them, at Ess-a-Bagel in New York. On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in February. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
March 08, 2017 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added the most jobs in three years last month, a private survey found, a sign that hiring has accelerated sharply from last year's modest levels. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 298,000 jobs in February, up from 261,000 the previous month...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Executives' Club of Chicago, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Chicago. Yellen signaled that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2017 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target. Yellen also said in a speech in Chicago that the Fed...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Executives' Club of Chicago, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Chicago. Yellen signaled that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2017 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target. Yellen also said in a speech in Chicago that the Fed...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the Wall Street entrance of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks mostly slipped Friday, March 3, 2017, as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen later in the day (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 03, 2017 - 4:56 pm
A late wave of buying helped nudge U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Friday after a day of mostly listless trading. Banks and health care stocks climbed the most as investors priced in an increasing likelihood that interest rates will rise in the coming months. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...
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