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  • With eye on market stability, Fischer carves out Fed role

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer has been tapped to head a new financial stability panel at the U.S. central bank, an influential perch he could use to try to broaden and enhance the Fed's powers to ward off a future...
  • Traders see Fed raising rates in July 2015

    (Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest-rate futures contracts fell Wednesday after the Federal Reserve renewed its low-rate pledge, prompting traders to add to bets the U.S. central bank will wait to raise interest rates until the second-half of 2015....
  • Options trading heats up on big bets U.S. rates are going up

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traders piled into U.S. short-term interest rates options on Friday, adopting a bearish posture on the view the Federal Reserve will signal next week that interest rates will be notably higher by the end of next year. Block trades in...
  • FOMC statement on revised policy exit principles

    (Reuters) - Policy Normalization Principles and Plans: During its recent meetings, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) discussed ways to normalize the stance of monetary policy and the Federal Reserve's securities holdings. The discussions were...
  • Fed to drop low-rate promise next week, top economist says

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will drop its promise to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" after it ends its bond-buying program, paving the way for a first Fed rate hike in June 2015, a top Wall Street economist predicted on...
  • Watchdog says U.S. risk council lacks tools to spot market threats

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog on Wednesday slammed a post-crisis regulatory council created to spot emerging financial market risks, saying the group operates with little transparency and does not have all the tools to do its job....
  • Factbox: U.S. Fed's new plan to normalize monetary policy

    (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday issued a revised blueprint for eventually returning monetary policy to a more normal setting, after years of near-zero interest rates and trillions of dollars of stimulus. A lot has changed since...
  • U.S. Fed maintains guidance, expects rate hikes at quicker pace

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" and repeated concerns over slack in the labor market, standing firm against calls to overhaul its policy statement. Many...
  • U.S. House passes Fed audit bill; measure seen doomed in Senate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would open up Federal Reserve monetary policy decisions to a congressional audit, reviving a measure passed in 2012. But the legislation approved by...
  • Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs

     Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs
    Consumer prices fell in August for the first time in 16 months as lower gasoline costs helped keep inflation tame, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The report should ease pressure on Federal Reserve policymakers, meeting this week, to start...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: Consumer price index for August, Spetember NAHB housing market index, weekly mortgage applications Local earnings: None Other earnings: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., FedEx Corp., General Mills Inc. Herman Miller Inc., Lennar Corp.,...
  • China, Singapore slowdown weigh on third-quarter Asia business sentiment

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Business sentiment among Asia's top companies fell sharply in the third quarter, weighed down by worries about China's slowing economy, a possible end to the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus policy and a decline in the outlook for...