Monetary policy

In this April 5, 2018, photo, a pedestrian passes the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 11, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday as the price of oil rises to a three-year high as investors focus on tensions in the Middle East, but banks decline along with interest rates. Stocks had rallied a day ago on signs the trade tensions between the U.S. and China were easing. Facebook...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2018, file photo, Indiana Wesleyan University senior Courtney Kingma, left, thanks Jennie Hehe, community resource manager for Tangram, for talking with her during the Experience Indiana job fair event in the student center at IWU in Marion, Ind. On Friday, April 6, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (Jeff Morehead/The Chronicle-Tribune via AP, File)
April 06, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the government's overall jobs report Friday suggested that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for a sixth...
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April 04, 2018 - 7:25 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is rolling ahead, driving down unemployment to the lowest in nearly a decade. But lagging inflation means the European Central Bank will be in no hurry to end its stimulus efforts. The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat said Wednesday...
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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 was officially announced on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, as the next president of the Fed's New York regional bank, considered the most influential position among the central bank's 12 regional banks. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 03, 2018 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Williams, currently head of the Federal Reserve's regional bank in San Francisco, has been selected to be the next president of the Fed's New York regional bank, considered the most influential position among the central bank's 12 regional banks. The selection was made by the...
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A New Zealand $5 bank note, pictured on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand's central bank said Monday it will consider employment as well as inflation when setting interest rates and making other monetary policy decisions. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
March 26, 2018 - 3:49 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's central bank said Monday it will consider employment as well as inflation when setting interest rates and making other monetary policy decisions. The Reserve Bank has aimed to keep inflation under control at about 2 percent. Now the bank will also aim to...
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March 26, 2018 - 1:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's central bank said Monday it will consider employment as well as inflation when setting interest rates and making other monetary policy decisions. The Reserve Bank has aimed to keep inflation under control at about 2 percent. Now the bank will also aim to...
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Trader Meric Greenbaum is framed by his monitors as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Stocks plunged, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 700 points, as investors feared that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 22, 2018 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest economies would escalate. The planned...
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Specialist Jason Hardzewicz works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing after the Trump administration moved to place tariffs on some goods imported from China and restrict Chinese investment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 22, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing after the Trump administration moved to place tariffs on some goods imported from China and restrict Chinese investment. The Chinese government said it will defend itself and investors fear that trade tensions will spike...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2011 file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)
March 22, 2018 - 12:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing after the Trump administration moved to place tariffs on some goods imported from China and restrict Chinese investment. The Chinese government said it will defend itself and investors fear that trade tensions will spike...
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March 22, 2018 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its interest rates unchanged Thursday but appeared to hint that another rate hike in May was possible as inflation remains high. The minutes to the meeting showed that two of the nine members on the Monetary Policy Committee backed an immediate quarter-point...
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