Central bank interest rates

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. Stock markets around the world downshifted into neutral on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, and U.S. indexes were close to flat in early trading. Bond yields were also steady, while the price of oil rose. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 14, 2017 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets around the world downshifted into neutral on Tuesday, and U.S. indexes edged lower in early trading a day after setting record highs. Bond yields climbed after Fed Chair Janet Yellen told Congress that the Fed is still on track for more interest rate increases and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Joint Economic Committee. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed’s outlook for interest rates and its view of the uncertainties of President Donald Trump’s economic program when she gives her semiannual testimony to Congress beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The Fed is widely expected to hold off on its next interest rate increase until its June meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 14, 2017 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the central bank still expects to raise interest rates gradually this year. But she said the Fed also recognizes the dangers of waiting too long to tighten credit. Testifying to Congress for the first time since President Donald...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Joint Economic Committee. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed’s outlook for interest rates and its view of the uncertainties of President Donald Trump’s economic program when she gives her semiannual testimony to Congress beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The Fed is widely expected to hold off on its next interest rate increase until its June meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 14, 2017 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to the Senate Banking Committee (all times local): ___ 10 a.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress that the central bank still expects to raise interest rates at a gradual pace this year but understands the...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Asian markets wavered and the dollar lost some steam Thursday after the Fed kept its key lending rate on hold as expected at its latest policy meeting. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 02, 2017 - 12:12 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets retreated and the dollar wobbled Thursday after the Fed kept its key lending rate on hold as expected at its latest policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 1.2 percent to 18,914.58 as the stronger yen weighed on exporters, while South...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Asian markets wavered and the dollar lost some steam Thursday after the Fed kept its key lending rate on hold as expected at its latest policy meeting. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 01, 2017 - 9:56 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets wavered and the dollar lost some steam Thursday after the Fed kept its key lending rate on hold as expected at its latest policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.7 percent to 19,008.00 while South Korea's added 0.1 percent to 2,080...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on U.S. monetary policy. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, the Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged at a time of solid economic gains but also heightened uncertainty surrounding the new Trump administration. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
February 01, 2017 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has left its key interest rate unchanged at a time of solid economic gains but also heightened uncertainty surrounding the new Trump administration. At the same time, the Fed pointed to improved sentiment among consumers and businesses. And it said it had...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on U.S. monetary policy. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, the Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged at a time of solid economic gains but also heightened uncertainty surrounding the new Trump administration. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
February 01, 2017 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has left its key interest rate unchanged at a time of solid economic gains but also heightened uncertainty surrounding the new Trump administration. At the same time, the Fed noted improved sentiment among consumers and businesses. And it said it had become...
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Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Solid Chinese manufacturing data helped shore up global stock markets on Wednesday ahead of the latest policy decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 01, 2017 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are hardly moving Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged. Investors didn't expect rates to rise, but stocks remained in a holding pattern until after the decision was announced. Apple jumped to its highest price in more than a year after...
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo shows the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. At some point in the coming months, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to resume raising interest rates. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, the Fed will likely end its latest policy meeting with an announcement that it's keeping its benchmark rate unchanged at a time of steady economic gains but also heightened uncertainty surrounding the new Trump administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 01, 2017 - 2:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At some point in the coming months, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to resume raising interest rates. Just not quite yet. On Wednesday, the Fed will likely end its latest policy meeting with an announcement that it's keeping its benchmark rate unchanged at a time of steady...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks while being interviewed as part of a conversation at a Radcliffe Day event at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Federal Reserve is all but sure to leave interest rates alone when it ends a policy meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at a time of steady gains for the U.S. economy but also heightened uncertainty surrounding the new Trump administration. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 31, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is all but sure to leave interest rates alone when it ends a policy meeting Wednesday at a time of steady gains for the U.S. economy but also heightened uncertainty surrounding the new Trump administration. The Fed will likely signal that it wants further time...
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