Monetary policy

FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo trader James MacGilvray works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 9, as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China kicking in. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 09, 2019 - 5:14 pm
Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Monday as losses in technology, health care and financial companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. The selling snapped a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 and wiped out the index's 0.2% gain last week. Trading was mostly muted as...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo trader James MacGilvray works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 9, as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China kicking in. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 09, 2019 - 4:55 pm
Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Monday as losses in technology, health care and financial companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. The selling snapped a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500, cutting into its gain from last week. Trading was mostly muted as investors...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo trader James MacGilvray works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 9, as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China kicking in. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 09, 2019 - 4:09 pm
Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its gains from last week. Technology and health care stocks accounted for much of the selling. Those losses outweighed gains in companies that rely on consumer spending, among others. The market pullback comes as...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell, center, steps off a bus and greets people during tour of East Hartford, Conn. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Federal Reserve issues a statement and economic projections, followed by a news conference with Powell. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 09, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected to send a clear message when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: Interest rates will likely stay ultra-low for the foreseeable future. Behind that message is a view that has gained support at the Fed as the U.S. economic expansion has entered...
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December 09, 2019 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected to send a clear message when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: Interest rates will likely stay ultra-low for the foreseeable future. Behind that message is a view that has gained support at the Fed as the U.S. economic expansion has entered...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo trader James MacGilvray works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 9, as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China kicking in. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 09, 2019 - 1:29 pm
U.S. stock indexes edged lower in afternoon trading Monday as investors waited for the latest updates about trade negotiations and the economy. Health care and technology stocks accounted for much of the selling. Those losses outweighed gains in companies that rely on consumer spending and...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo trader James MacGilvray works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 9, as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China kicking in. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 09, 2019 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower in afternoon trading Monday as investors waited for the latest updates about trade negotiations and the economy. Wall Street is particularly focused on developments in the trade war ahead of a new round of tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese imports due...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo trader James MacGilvray works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 9, as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China kicking in. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 09, 2019 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in early trading Monday as investors waited for the latest updates about trade negotiations and the economy. Wall Street is particularly focused on developments in the trade war ahead of a new round of tariffs on $160 billion of...
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December 09, 2019 - 9:43 am
Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who in the early 1980s raised interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of quashing double-digit inflation, died, according to his office. He was 92. Volcker took charge of the Fed in August 1979, when the U.S. economy...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo Balo Balogun labels items in preparation for a holiday sale at a Walmart Supercenter in Las Vegas. On Friday, Dec. 6, the U.S. government issues the November jobs report. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 06, 2019 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low, the Labor...
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