Monetary policy

Trader Robert Arciero works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Wall Street capped a day of wild swings Friday with a late-afternoon rally that reversed steep early losses and sent the Dow Jones industrial average 330 points higher. Even with the rebound, this was the worst week for the market in about two years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 09, 2018 - 9:07 pm
A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and capping a turbulent week on Wall Street that left the market with its steepest weekly slide in two years. The big point swings that pummeled stocks reflected a...
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Specialist Jay Woods works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, as the chart behind him shows the day's Dow Jones industrial average volatility. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 09, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market isn't the only thing dropping. Bonds, which are supposed to be the safe part of every investor's portfolio, have faltered, too. In what's been a rude awakening for some investors, bond funds have lost ground these past couple of weeks, unlike in past downturns for...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central bank's quarterly inflation report press conference in the City of London, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. The British pound has risen sharply after the Bank of England indicated it could raise interest rates again as soon as May. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 10:12 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has turned more confident about Britain's prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of the welter of uncertainties related to the country's exit from the European Union...
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A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday with some benchmarks erasing early morning gains. Investors remained skittish after this week's financial turmoil and overnight losses on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 08, 2018 - 8:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday, with European stocks declining after gains in Asian, as investors appeared skittish after this week's financial turmoil. The pound rose sharply after the U.K. central bank signaled it could raise interest rates soon. KEEPING SCORE:...
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Trader Patrick McKeon works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street as the market stabilizes following three days of tumult. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 07, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The past week's stomach-churning stock market losses were ignited by a sudden and contagious fear of surging inflation and higher interest rates. Many investors worried that inflation would send borrowing rates up and sap corporate profits, stock prices and the U.S. economy. Does...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo an image of President-elect Donald Trump appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. President Trump has maintained an uncharacteristic silence since the stock market took a nose dive, notable for a businessman president who regularly points to the rising market as evidence of the success of his presidency and economic policies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Donald Trump boasted about having steered the U.S. stock markets to record high after record high. What a difference a few days can make. The market free-fall, explosive volatility and now partial recovery of stock prices have served as a stark reminder that...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi says it's too soon to declare victory over weak inflation — indicating it's too early to set a definite end date for the bank's money-printing stimulus despite a strengthening economy. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
February 05, 2018 - 12:59 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Monday that it's too soon to declare victory over weak inflation — indicating it would be premature to set a definite end date for the bank's money-printing stimulus despite a strengthening economy. Draghi's statement to a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. When Yellen leaves the Federal Reserve this weekend after four years as chair, her legacy will include being the first woman to have led the world's most powerful central bank. She will be remembered, too, for her achievements in deftly steering the Fed’s role in the U.S. economy’s rebound from a crushing financial crisis and recession. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 01, 2018 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Janet Yellen leaves the Federal Reserve this weekend after four years as chair, her legacy will include having shattered a social barrier: She is the first woman to have led the world's most powerful central bank, a position that carries enormous sway over the global economy...
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A currency trader walks by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday with Tokyo stocks higher as the yen weakened against the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 01, 2018 - 2:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday with Tokyo stocks higher as the yen weakened against the U.S. dollar. Chinese markets declined after the U.S. Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.7 percent to 23,486.11...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 3:55 pm
U.S. stock indexes are wavering between gains and losses on Wall Street. The market was higher for most of the day but dipped briefly after the Federal Reserve released its latest statement on interest rate policy and the economy. The Fed, as expected, held off on raising interest rates. Losses in...
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