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Interest Rates

  1. federal reserve
    Trump Won’t Acknowledge the Independence of the FedThe president keeps complaining about the interest rate hikes the Fed is undertaking, and now he’s acting like he may not tolerate them for long.
  2. Trump Bashes Fed for Interest Rate Policy He Once SupportedHe really does not seem to understand that presidents are supposed to shut up about the independent Fed’s policies.
  3. Latest Jobs Report Is a ‘Dream’ for Wall StreetStrong employment growth and low wage growth is just what the doctor ordered for stocks. But a possible trade war still looms.
  4. The 3 Claims Republicans Are Making About Their Tax Bill’s EffectsSome of the good things tax cuts produce are ephemeral; others could backfire.
  5. No Longer a ‘Blip’: Stocks Skid Yet AgainIt’s now officially a “correction,” but the volatility may continue.
  6. Good Economic News Triggers Stock-Market PlungeTrump, like his predecessors, is learning that good economic news sometimes quickly produces the opposite.
  7. The U.S. Economy Doesn’t Care Who’s PresidentIn June, there were an impressive 222,000 new jobs created. How much does Trump’s agenda have to do with it?
  8. Fed Raises Interest Rates As Quietly As PossibleIn one of Washington’s strangest rituals, Fed Chair Janet Yellen tried to announce an interest-rate hike without raising any eyebrows.
  9. Janet Yellen Raises Interest Rates, Risks Riling Up TrumpThe Fed and its chairman bumped rates by a quarter point but didn’t change growth forecasts.
  10. November Jobs Report: Here Come Higher Interest RatesThe status quo jobs report for November eliminates any doubt that interest rates will go up next month, and Trump’s policies could push them higher.
  11. Upbeat Jobs Report Is Another Sign Trump Is Wrong About the EconomyThe last bit of economic data voters will receive is modestly positive, with unemployment down and wages up.
  12. Trump Accuses Yellen of Trying to Improve the Economy Through Monetary PolicyTrump says the Fed chair is only keeping rates low so that the economy won’t crash — and she should be “ashamed of herself” for doing so.
  13. The Fed and a Tale of Two EconomiesMain Street is smiling. Wall Street is frowning. And Janet Yellen is waiting.
  14. Is the Fed About to Hike Interest Rates? The headlines say yes, but the markets say no.  
  15. Closings
    Employment Surges As Restaurants Continue ClosingThough restaurants continue to add new hires, more and more of them are closing at alarming rates.
  16. the coming econopocalypse
    Geithner Will Tell China to Raise Interest Rates So Consumers Will Spend, Not SaveSometimes it’s hard to form the words “currency manipulation.”
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