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12:49 p.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Powell says changes to Fed’s inflation-fighting framework will be meaningful Fed chairman resists call to raise inflation target to 4%Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that changes to the Fed’s inflation framework, to be announced next year, will be meaningful.
12:00 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - Barrons.com
Should You Pay Student Loans With Your 401(k)? Sen. Rand Paul’s bill to permit Americans to dip into their 401(k)s tax- and penalty-free to make payments on student loans could help ease the debt burden that is weighing on their post-college life, but critics say it could do lasting damage to already-spotty retirement readiness.
4:11 a.m. Dec. 10, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Get ready for QE4, says Credit Suisse analyst, as Fed fails to calm short-term markets Credit Suisse’s Zoltan Pozsar says the Fed may resume bond purchasesThe Federal Reserve’s actions to calm the stresses in short-term funding markets haven’t worked, a key analyst said in predicting the central bank may have to resort to purchasing bonds as they did during the financial crisis.
12:02 p.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
Volcker Did Whatever It Took to Quash Inflation, Regardless of Politics Two words best sum up how the world has changed in the four decades since Paul Volcker took charge of the Federal Reserve: inflation and independence. He died over the weekend at the age of 92.
4:35 a.m. Dec. 7, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
The repo market is ‘broken’ and Fed injections are not a lasting solution, market pros warn Banks prefer to keep money at Fed instead of lending to other banks Demand for short-term funding from the Federal Reserve is still running high ahead of the typical year-end cash crunch, even as the central bank has poured more than $320 billion into financial markets to keep credit flowing.
9:53 a.m. Nov. 27, 2019 - By Nicole Hallett
The $15 minimum wage was supposed to hurt New York City restaurants — but both revenue and employment are up Prices are up, but that hasn’t stopped people from eating outPrices are up, but that hasn’t stopped people from eating out.
9:22 a.m. Nov. 27, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Fed Beige Book sees slight pickup in U.S. economy just ahead of the holiday season U.S. economy’s growth characterized by Fed as ‘modestThe U.S. economy expanded “modestly” from October through mid-November and the outlook “generally remained positive,” according to the Federal Reserve’s latest findings. The snapshot of the economy was slightly more upbeat.
8:37 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
For municipal defaults, booms are just as dangerous as busts Local governments see new residents needing services now, while future generations who must service the debt are far-offA regional Fed working paper demonstrates that boom times can cause local governments to expand borrowing too much, making them just as dangerous as periods of economic deterioration
4:30 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Abbott Labs Chooses an Insider to Be Its New CEO Miles White, who has led the business since 1999, will be succeeded by Robert Ford, president and chief operating officer of the pharmaceutical and medical-devices company.
11:37 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Stocks drift to close steady after China trade deal reported delayed as earnings season winds down HP Inc. shares gain following report of potential Xerox bid U.S. stocks close little changed Wednesday on reports the trade deal with China is delayed as third quarter earnings reporting period winds down.
11:10 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields fall after reports say U.S.-China trade meeting postponed Fed’s Evans and Williams say no further interest rate cuts needed for nowU.S. Treasury yields fall Tuesday after reports say that a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could be delayed until December.
8:28 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Evans: Economy might not need any more interest rate cuts Outlook is ‘quite good’ and economy ‘quite resilient’, Chicago Fed president saysThe U.S. economy might not need any more interest rate cuts, said Chicago Fed President Charles Evans on Wednesday.
8:06 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Abby Schultz
Auction Houses Find Singular Works for Fall SalesNo blockbusters to headline upcoming auctions in New York, but paintings from Ruscha, Hockney, Monet, and de Kooning could do well
12:25 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Fell 140 Points Because the Rate Cut Was Yesterday All three major stock indexes slipped Thursday as the mini rally following the Federal Reserve’s third rate cut gave back some gains. U.S. consumer spending grew slower than expected in September, while manufacturing activities in both U.S. and China continued to deteriorate.
7:56 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
California’s paid leave law has cost new mothers an estimated $24,000 over a decade, research shows Men can take paid leave too, but their wages and employment haven’t been affected, the study notedMen can take paid leave too, but their wages and employment haven’t been affected, the study noted.
4:25 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Chicago Fed board chairwoman steps down amid probe of former employer ExelonAnne Pramaggiore, a nuclear-energy executive embroiled in a review of lobbying activities, has resigned from her position as chairwoman of the board of directors overseeing the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the bank reportedly . Pramaggiore stepped down from the position on Oct. 25, but the resignation wasn't made public by the Chicago Fed until it was confirmed by a bank spokesperson in response to a question from the Journal. Pramaggiore abruptly retired on Oct. 15 from her job as chief executive of the utilities unit of Exelon Corp. , the largest operator of nuclear plants in the U.S., less than a week after the company said it had received a second grand-jury subpoena from federal prosecutors looking into its lobbying activities in Illinois.
3:03 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Three things to watch from the Fed meeting Divisions among Fed officials cloud interest-rate outlookHere are three things to watch when the Federal Reserve interest-rate meeting ends later Wednesday.
3:01 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Meet the lonely economist who thinks the Fed might just leave interest rates unchanged There is wide consensus among economists that a third quarter-point rate cut is coming later WednesdayAlmost all economists think the Fed will cut interest rates on Oct. 30. We found one who thinks they just might pause.
11:11 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield hits six-week high as S&P 500 sets new all-time peak All eyes are on midweek Fed meetingU.S. Treasury yields rise Monday after stock-market gauges set fresh highs on a combination of waning geopolitical and trade fears
9:14 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed Beige Book reports ‘slight’ growth in some regions Business downbeat in U.S. Midwest and Great Plains, Fed finds findsThe U.S. economy was barely growing in some regions of the country, according to the Federal Reserve’s anecdotal report on business conditions collected in the Beige Book.
8:23 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
As Supreme Court considers arguments on workplace rights, LGBTQ Americans have a long way to go for economic equality The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the civil rights laws barring workplace discrimination based on gender also applies to gender identity and sexual orientationThe Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the civil rights laws barring workplace discrimination based on gender also applies to gender identity and sexual orientation.
5:11 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
The hottest stock-market sector in the past year beats technology and real estate Utility stocks have not only soared during the past 12 months, they have also measured up well over the long haulUtility stocks have not only soared during the past 12 months, they have also measured up well over the long haul.
11:14 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Dow sheds more than 300 points after data exposes U.S. manufacturing troubles S&P 500 closes below 50-day moving averageStocks trade lower Tuesday as investors digest a downbeat reading on U.S. manufacturers
8:32 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed rate-cut in October seen as more likely after weak ISM report Expectations for October Fed rate cut have risen to 60% from 40% a day agoInvestors think Tuesday’s weak September ISM manufacturing report makes it more likely the Federal Reserve will cut interest-rates at its next meeting at the end of the month.
10:00 a.m. Sept. 29, 2019 - Barrons.com
McCormick, Costco, PepsiCo, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week Home builder Lennar and adult-beverage purveyor Constellation Brands will also report earnings. This week’s economic releases include data on manufacturing and services and the September jobs report on Friday.
3:47 p.m. Sept. 27, 2019 - Barrons.com
Buckle Up, Tesla Stockholders Electric car maker’s third-quarter delivery and production numbers might arrive this week
11:22 a.m. Sept. 25, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Stocks close higher on China trade deal optimism, despite Trump impeachment bid Impeachment impact may be fleeting, analysts sayU.S. stocks close higher Wednesday, after falling for three days, amid new optimism for a coming U.S.-China trade deal that offset concern about a congressional impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
7:27 a.m. Sept. 25, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed well-positioned after two rate cuts: EvansChicago Fed President Charles Evans said Wednesday he doesn't see the need for more interest rate cuts at the moment, saying the two cuts over the last two months have the central bank "well-positioned" going forward, Evans, who is a voting member of the Fed's interest-rate committee, said he will be open-minded about the need for further action depending on the data. The central bank is divided over the road ahead. Seven of 17 Fed officials think another rate cut this year would be appropriate.
10:00 a.m. Sept. 22, 2019 - Barrons.com
Nike, CarMax, Micron, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week AutoZone and Conagra will also report earnings this week. Investors will also see economic data on durable goods, new-home sales, and consumer confidence.
2:11 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend roundup: Skip the new iPhone | Tech gems | Flipping planes Also: What not to do in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest interest-rate cutAlso: What not to do in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest interest-rate cut.
4:04 p.m. Sept. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
Nike Defies Gravity Shares of the sneaker and apparel giant are up 17% in 2019, even as tariffs, Amazon.com, and global worries weigh on much of the consumer sector
4:21 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Fed’s Next Rate Cut Might Do More Harm Than Good In a provocative new essay, three academics argue that the abundance of cheap capital encourages economic concentration, which stymies growth.
3:43 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
There’s a cash shortage on Wall Street — and it’s forcing the Fed to stem a surge in repo rates Short-term borrowing costs jumped Tuesday as liquidity vanished in Wall StreetThe rise in short-term borrowing costs such as repurchasing rates have drawn questions over the lack of liquidity in Wall Street’s plumbing.
9:24 a.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - MarketWatch
Saudi attack should have limited effect on U.S.The latest drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil-production facilities likely would have a limited direct effect on the U.S. economy, but could result in higher gas prices, potentially exerting an additional drag on slowing global growth, economists say.
9:37 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Jim Grant: The Endgame for the Bull Market in Bonds Still-shrinking interest rates augur an historic turning point for sovereign debt. Is 2019 really 1981 in reverse?
3:47 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Rex Nutting
Trump puts his own financial interests first when he badgers the Fed to cut interest rates to zero The president is ‘talking his book,’ neglecting to mention that he would save millions of dollars with lower interest ratesThe president is ‘talking his book,’ neglecting to mention that he would save millions of dollars with lower interest rates.
8:21 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. farmers, battered by low commodity prices and trade war, brace for things to get worse ‘It’s going to be a tough year, there are no two ways about it’Farmers and lenders are starting to have early conversations this year about debt and the coming harvest as bankruptcies soar in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
11:47 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow closes 237 points higher as political fears ebb, while Fed’s Beige Book points to ‘modest’ expansion Investors parse new commentary from Fed officialsU.S. stocks ended solidly higher Wednesday, holding gains after a survey on business conditions in the Federal Reserve’s key districts show that economic activity in nonfinancial service sectors was either steady or improving.
12:28 p.m. Aug. 31, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
America’s zip codes are becoming more economically segregated — how this impacts you and your kids Education is one of the main driving factors behind both income inequality and segregation todayEducation is one of the main driving factors behind both income inequality and segregation.
11:37 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks end mostly higher to trim August decline as trade-war worries ebb Dell shares rally on positive earnings surpriseStocks end mostly higher on Friday, booking their strongest weekly performance since June but still logging a monthly decline after an escalation of the U.S.-China trade war this month.
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