Fed To Note Economic Improvement, May Hint On Exit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to take note of an improving economy at the close of a meeting on Wednesday, while cautioning that high unemployment puts the recovery at risk.

Sections:  news   politics   
  • US home sales rebound slightly in February
    U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. More
  • Dollar rises above 100 yen for 1st time in 4 years
    The dollar has risen above 100 yen for the first time in more than four years as currency traders persist in selling the Japanese currency in reaction to Tokyo's aggressive credit-easing moves. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
  • US home building is surging, but job growth isn't
    The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
  • Mortgage Rates Steady-to-Lower Ahead of Fed Day
    Mortgage rates started stronger ... about microscopic differences. Note rates are the same as yesterday. The most prevalent conventional 30yr fixed quote is 4.25%, followed closely by 4.125%. The microscopic improvement refers to changes in upfront costs ...
    12/12/2016 - 3:10 pm | View Link
  • Fed VIPs saw rate hike coming ‘relatively soon,’ November FOMC minutes show
    At a two-day session in early November, policy makers took note of a steady increase in new jobs and a ... Many officials even worried the U.S. economic recovery could be at risk if the central bank waited too long to raise rates, a marked change compared ...
    11/22/2016 - 1:45 pm | View Link
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What To Expect From The Jackson Hole Fed Conference
    Markets will get a hint when the specific topics are announced on Thursday ... I expect interest rate increases sooner than the market currently believes, and that it will reflect economic improvement. Disclosure: I am/we are long HIG.
    08/20/2016 - 8:13 pm | View Link
  • Fed's 'forward guidance' shift leaves markets more wedded to data
    The U.S. central bank gave little hint of how it was leaning ... back onto a diet of U.S. economic data. That is something Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers have been trying to do for months. In a note issued after the Fed announced it had ...
    04/27/2016 - 7:54 am | View Link
  • March Fed Minutes: Growth ‘Headwinds’ Made Most Wary of Near-Term Rate Hike
    In light of this expectation and their assessment of the risks to the economic outlook, several expressed the view ... Not that we saw an April hike on the agenda, but this does hint at…as they say…a cautious approach. So far there is nothing that ...
    04/6/2016 - 3:19 am | View Link
  • More
  • Wires
    55 Mins Ago. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the ...
    04/25/2017 - 12:32 am | View Website
  • Federal Reserve System
    The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve or simply the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. It was created on December 23 ...
    04/24/2017 - 7:07 am | View Website
  • Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement
    Some states set goals relative to other states. In its proposal for example, Hawaii says it will “close the gap between Hawaii and the nation by raising Hawaii ...
    04/23/2017 - 4:12 pm | View Website
  • Business News, Personal Finance and Money News
    Find the latest business news on Wall Street, jobs and the economy, the housing market, personal finance and money investments and much more on ABC News
    04/23/2017 - 11:40 am | View Website
  • Introduction to Economic Analysis – UFDC Home
    PAGE 1 McAfee: Introduction to Economic Analysis, http://www.introecon.com July 24, 2006 i Introduction to Economic Analysis by R. Preston McAfee J. Stanley Johnson ...
    04/22/2017 - 6:37 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Politics News