The Federal Reserve hikes its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time this year, by one-quarter of 1 percent to 2.5 percent. We discuss the outlook for the markets and the economy.
A market that has grown used to cheap money over the past decade is becoming increasingly concerned that the Federal Reserve will aggressively raise benchmark interest rates.
President Donald Trump is boasting a booming economy, but will higher interest rates stop it?
While Fed Chair Janet Yellen ends her tenure on an upbeat note, are there storm clouds ahead for the economy?
Median incomes in America are on the rise. What will be the response of a Federal Reserve Board with vacancies?
Another record-setting day on Wall Street. What’s propelling the stock surge—and can it last?
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise the benchmark interest rate again. What that means about the U.S. economy.
Last week’s rate hike is a sign of optimism over growth in the U.S. economy. But how will it impact borrowing, like mortgage and credit card rates?
Unemployment is down, the stock market is up and the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. Just how strong is the American economy? Two Chicago economists take stock of what’s in store for 2017.
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen rejects the notion that the Fed plays politics when deciding interest rate policy.
Stocks retreat from Monday's record high. Is a correction coming? And is it time to move some of your money out of stocks and into something safer?
Excitement on Wall Street as a possible interest rate hike approaches. Why some surprises in the U.S. economy have investors and analysts feeling good.
The Federal Reserve’s two-day September meeting begins on Wednesday. During that meeting, officials will decide whether or not to increase interest rates for the first time in years. We discuss the possibility of a quarter of a percentage interest rate hike with experts.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed may start raising rates around six months after quantitative easing—ahead of what experts were expecting. We take a closer look at how the markets react to her comments at her first live press conference, and how her first policy meeting may affect the economy. Read an article, watch Yellen’s full press conference, and read a transcript of her remarks.