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The Fed isn’t ruling out a rate hike this year

Federal Reserve officials expect some aspects of the economy to improve in the coming months and could still increase interest rates later in the year, minutes from its latest meeting revealed Wednesday.

Trump’s Fed shakeup could leave US policymakers’ hands tied during a recession

Economists say that Trump's potential Fed nominees could hinder the central bank's ability to respond to a recession.

Trump’s latest Fed picks have experts worried about central bank independence. Here’s what that means and why it matters.

Politicians like lower rates because they can give the economy a short-term boost. But politicized monetary policy can destabilize the economy.
ECB President Draghi

If the US is slowing down, Europe is headed for ‘an abrupt stop’

"We are now seeing a more persistent deterioration of external demand," European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday.

Here comes the Fed…

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to hold interest rates steady on Wednesday and to signal further that it may be a while before another hike.

The market has completely flipped its expectations for the Fed

Expectations for a rate hike this year have fallen below those for a cut, according to Bloomberg data.

The Fed just said it contributed to the stock market’s wild ride in December

Communications from Fed Reserve officials were among a string of factors behind the gloomy mood on Wall Street at the end of 2018.

Wall Street weighs in on the Fed’s rate hike

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point. Here's what Wall Street is saying.
OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on October 22, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cruz, the incumbent, is seeking Senate re-election in a high-profile race against Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.

The Well Fargo strategist quoted in Trump’s latest tweet about the Fed initially thought someone was pulling a prank on him

In his latest move apparently taking aim at the Federal Reserve, President Donald Trump turned to a Wells Fargo strategist.
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 19, 2016.

Here comes the Bank of Canada…

The Bank of Canada is widely expected to raise short-term borrowing costs Wednesday and leave the door open to further tightening.