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US Fed members ‘more concerned,’ say recession risks rising: Minutes

American central bankers have grown more fearful, saying a global slowdown and President Donald Trump's trade wars could drag down hiring and the broader...

Fed’s Powell says U.S. expansion is ‘sustainable’

DENVER (Reuters) - Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday flagged openness to further rate cuts to fend off global economic risks, repeating that...

Powell: Time for Fed to expand balance sheet ‘now upon us’

(Reuters) - Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday flagged openness to further rate cuts amid global economic risks, and said the time to...

U.S. economists wrestle with how to help ‘left behind’ areas

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Federal Reserve officials have a pretty good idea what helped the ailing industrial town of Lawrence, Massachusetts, start to make...

Low inflation? Nothing to worry about, Fed’s George says

DENVER (Reuters) - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George on Sunday rejected the notion that the U.S. central bank should cut interest...

The Fed says it will continue overnight repos of at least...

tThe Federal Reserve announced Friday that it will extend overnight repos of at least $75 billion through November 4. tThe bank's previous plans to...

As Fed policymakers comb data, few decisive signals on outlook

SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers on Friday signaled they are on high alert for signs that uncertainty over trade policy and...

‘Sahm Rule’ enters Fed lexicon as fast, real-time recession flag

BOSTON (Reuters) - Astronomers get to name comets and biologists get to name species, but come up with something cool in economics and you...

Fed’s Harker opposed last rate cut, says officials should ‘hold firm’...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker said in New York on Friday he opposed the central bank's September rate...

Stock traders are holding tight in case the Fed ‘spoils the...

tMarkets were flat on Wednesday as they waited to see if the Federal Reserve would signal its willingness to cut interest rates during its...