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Economy Feb 05Trump, Federal Reserve Chair Powell meet over dinner
The dinner marks the first time Trump and Powell have met since Trump picked him for the top Fed job in November 2017.
Economy Jan 30WATCH: Fed chair makes announcement on interest-rate outlook
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m. ET today. Watch his remarks here.
Economy Jan 293 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday
The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to leave its key short-term interest rate alone and to signal that it will remain cautious this year about raising rates further.
Economy Jan 09Federal Reserve minutes reveal worries over economic risks
Threats from volatile stock markets, trade tensions and uncertain global growth made the future path of interest rate hikes "less clear," Federal Reserve officials said during their December meeting.
Politics Dec 19WATCH: Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes ahead
The quarter-point hike, to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, lifted the Fed's benchmark rate to its highest point since 2008. The increase will mean higher borrowing costs for many consumers and businesses.
Economy Nov 28Powell says U.S. economy healthy and rate hikes aren’t automatic
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening.
Economy Oct 26U.S. economy grows 3.5 percent, boosted by consumer spending
The strongest burst of consumer spending in nearly four years helped offset a sharp drag from trade.
Politics Oct 18Treasury Secretary Mnuchin won’t attend Saudi investment conference
Mnuchin has pulled out of the conference in Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Politics Oct 16Escalating attack, Trump calls the Federal Reserve his ‘biggest threat’
President Trump said he doesn't speak with Chairman Jerome Powell because of the Fed's political independence but said, "I'm not happy with what he's doing because it's going too fast" in raising rates at a time when inflation has remained…
Economy Sep 26Citing strong economy, Fed raises rates for third time this year
Many economists worry, though, that Trump's combative trade policies could slow the economy.