Tagged: federal reserve

Janet Yellen Expects Fed to Raise Rates by Year's End

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 11:38 am

Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday that she expects the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates from record lows by the end of the year.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation’s growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Fed Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged, Citing Low Inflation

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 1:04 pm

The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets.

As Fed Meets, Decision on Rate Hike Seems Like a Toss-Up

by Associated Press 9/15/2015 11:42 am

Nine years after they last raised their benchmark interest rate and after months of feverish speculation, Federal Reserve policymakers this week may finally raise that rate from a record low near zero. Unless they don't.

Beige Book Finds Economy Growing at Moderate Pace in Summer

by Associated Press 9/2/2015 3:13 pm

The Federal Reserve's latest look at business conditions nationwide found that the economy kept expanding during the summer, driven by robust housing and auto sales.

Beige Book Finds Economic Growth in All Regions of Country

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 2:26 pm

The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods.

IMF: Federal Reserve Should Delay Interest Rate Hike to 2016

by Associated Press 6/4/2015 11:40 am

The International Monetary Fund urged the Federal Reserve to wait until the first half of 2016 to start raising short-term interest rates because the U.S. economy remains subpar.

Noting Slower Economy, Fed Appears No Closer to Rate Hike

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 2:35 pm

The Federal Reserve took a gloomier view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. It offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon.

Fed Survey Finds US Economy Growing at Moderate Pace

by Associated Press 4/15/2015 1:14 pm

The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace from mid-February through the end of March although the harsh winter and other factors were having adverse effects.

Fed Minutes: Officials Split Widely On Rate Hike Timing

by Associated Press 4/8/2015 1:26 pm

Fed officials disagreed widely last month on when they might begin lifting interest rates from record lows.

Fed 'Patient' on Rates While Noting Improving Economy

by Associated Press 1/28/2015 3:23 pm

The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.

Fed Keeps Rate at Record Low, Ends Bond Buying

by Associated Press 10/29/2014 2:33 pm

The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low. It's also ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.

Janet Yellen: US Experiencing Widening Inequality

by Associated Press 10/17/2014 11:55 am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century.

Mark Millsap on Why the Federal Reserve May Have Zero Interest in Repairing the Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Mark Millsap is a co-owner of Foundation Resource Management, which has a team of six investment professionals and five administrative employees managing approximately $2.1 billion.

Fed Signals Plan to Keep Key Rate at Record Low

by Associated Press 9/17/2014 1:12 pm

The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

Fed Sharply Cuts Forecast for US Economic Growth

by Associated Press 6/18/2014 2:18 pm

The Federal Reserve has sharply cut its forecast for U.S. growth this year, reflecting a shrinking economy last quarter caused mostly by harsh weather.

Fed Cuts Monthly Bond Purchases, Sounds Upbeat

by Associated Press 4/30/2014 3:02 pm

The Federal Reserve struck an encouraging note Wednesday: It will further cut its bond purchases because the U.S. job market needs less help. And it said the economy had strengthened after all but stalling during a harsh winter.

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 1:30 pm

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks.

Janet Yellen: Job Market Needs Low Rates 'For Some Time'

by Associated Press 3/31/2014 11:35 am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear Monday that she thinks the still-subpar U.S. job market will continue to need the help of low interest rates "for some time."

Fed Clarifies Guidance on Short-Term Interest Rates

by Associated Press 3/19/2014 1:55 pm

The Federal Reserve sought Wednesday to clarify a question that investors have been trying to determine: When it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows.