Posts Tagged ‘Hike’

Wall Street Rallies on Fed Rate Hike

Wall Street Rallies on Fed Rate Hike

Filed under: Federal Reserve, Stocks, Stock Markets, Stock Quotes U.S. stocks trimmed gains but remained in positive territory in afternoon trading on Wednesday, half an hour ahead of a widely anticipated interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. READ MORE: Fed Raises Interest Rates, Cites Ongoing US Economic Recovery An increase in the Fed’s...

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Solid Jobs Report a Green Light for December Rate Hike

Solid Jobs Report a Green Light for December Rate Hike

Filed under: Economic Indicators, Unemployment Rate, Job Market, Layoffs, Economy By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — U.S. employment increased strongly in November in a show of the economy’s resilience, which most likely paves the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month for the first time in nearly a decade. Nonfarm payrolls...

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December Rate Hike Assured, Yellen Faces Future Battles

December Rate Hike Assured, Yellen Faces Future Battles

Filed under: Inflation, Unemployment Rate, Job Market, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty ImagesFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By Jason Lange and Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has the clear signs she wanted of labor market healing to push ahead with the first U.S. rate rise in a decade...

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Yellen Says ‘Looking Forward’ to Day of Rate Hike

Yellen Says ‘Looking Forward’ to Day of Rate Hike

Filed under: Inflation, Unemployment Rate, Economic Recovery, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates Richard Drew/APFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech Wednesday to the Economic Club of Washington appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. By Jason Lange and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday...

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Yellen Signals Growing Likelihood of December Rate Hike

Yellen Signals Growing Likelihood of December Rate Hike

Filed under: Inflation, Unemployment Rate, Economic Recovery, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty ImagesFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress Thursday that economic conditions appear to be improving enough for policymakers to raise interest rates when they meet in two weeks — as...

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Fed Pushed Toward December Hike Last Month, Despite Concern

Fed Pushed Toward December Hike Last Month, Despite Concern

Filed under: Inflation, Unemployment Rate, Economic Recovery, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates Andrew Harnik/APFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By Howard Schneider and Jason Lange WASHINGTON — A solid core of Federal Reserve officials rallied behind a possible December rate hike at the central bank’s last policy meeting, but central bankers also debated evidence the U.S....

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Market Wrap: Stocks Rally on Raised December Rate Hike Bet

Market Wrap: Stocks Rally on Raised December Rate Hike Bet

Filed under: Apple, Market News, Federal Reserve, Upgrades and Downgrades, Interest Rates Richard Drew/AP By Sinead Carew NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday and investors appeared positively inclined toward higher rates after minutes from the Federal Reserve October meeting showed a solid core of officials rallied behind a possible December rate hike....

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Rising Consumer Prices Further Support Rate Hike Views

Rising Consumer Prices Further Support Rate Hike Views

Filed under: Economic Indicators, Gas Prices, Inflation, Consumer Goods, Economy Gene J. Puskar/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — consumer prices increased in October after two straight months of declines as the cost of goods and services rose, signs of firming inflation that further support expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next...

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Economic Data Seen Supporting December Interest Rate Hike

Economic Data Seen Supporting December Interest Rate Hike

Filed under: Economic Indicators, GDP, International Trade, Consumer Goods, Economy Nick Ut/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — U.S. private employers maintained a steady pace of hiring in October and a jump in new orders buoyed activity in the services sector, suggesting the economy was strong enough to support an interest rate hike from the...

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Fed’s Yellen Sees Possible December Rate Hike

Fed’s Yellen Sees Possible December Rate Hike

Filed under: Inflation, Unemployment Rate, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Economy Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies Wednesday before the House Finance Committee in Washington. By Howard Schneider and Jason Lange WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed Wednesday to a possible December interest rate “liftoff” but said rates would rise only...

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