Monetary policy

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks about a bill to cancel student loan debt, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 26, 2019 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren became a household name thanks to her prescient warning of what became a global financial crisis. Now she's staking her credentials on another forecast of fiscal trauma ahead. But even economists who like her prescription are skeptical about her diagnosis. The...
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In this Friday, July 19, 2019 photo, a For Sale sign is posted in front of a home in Miami. On Thursday, July 25, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 25, 2019 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, edging toward three-year lows amid signals from Federal Reserve officials that they could cut their benchmark interest rate at their meeting next week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the key 30-year...
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President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi comes to a press conference following a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 25, 2019 - 10:32 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank joined the U.S Federal Reserve in making clear that more stimulus could be coming soon to support an economy weakening in the face of global trade tensions. The ECB left its key interest benchmarks unchanged at a policy meeting Thursday but said...
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A window cleaner waves as he takes a break from repelling down the side of a high-rise building in Istanbul, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 25, 2019 - 7:19 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's central bank has slashed the key interest deeply, by 4.25 percentage points, in a first monetary policy meeting under its new governor. The interest rate was cut Thursday to 19.75% from 24%. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the previous governor, Murat...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Asian shares have rallied after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs. South Korea’s Kospi sank early Thursday after North Korea launched two short range missiles into the sea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 25, 2019 - 4:47 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares are mostly higher as investors watch for policy moves by the European Central Bank. The gains follow record high closes for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq overnight. South Korea's Kospi declined, however, after rival North Korea launched two short range missiles into the sea...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019, file photo, a cargo ship is docked at the Port of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy because of simmering international trade tensions. But at the same time, the fund is slightly boosting its forecast for U.S. economy in 2019, citing expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy because of simmering international trade tensions. But at the same time, the fund is boosting its forecast for U.S. economy this year, citing expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, shakes hands with US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin next to German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, background left, during a meeting at the G-7 Finance in Chantilly, north of Paris, on Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 18, 2019 - 6:37 am
CHANTILLY, France (AP) — Top finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies are warning that cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra should not come into use before "serious regulatory and systemic concerns" are addressed. The chairman's concluding summary from the G-7 meeting in...
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Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 18, 2019. South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to combat a faltering economy that faces further risks from a heated trade dispute with Japan. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 18, 2019 - 3:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to shore up growth threatened by a trade dispute with Japan. The Bank of Korea lowered its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.50% following a meeting of its...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Asian shares were little changed and mixed in quiet trading Tuesday amid a lack of fresh market-moving news as investors looked ahead to earnings season. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 16, 2019 - 4:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were little changed and mixed in quiet trading Tuesday amid a lack of fresh market-moving news as investors looked ahead to earnings season. France's CAC 40 inched up 0.1% in early trading to 5,584.67, while Germany's DAX was flat at 12,387,54. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 12, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were modestly higher in afternoon trading on Friday, as declines in health care stocks were offset by gains in technology, consumer discretionary and industrial company stocks. The gains came a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 27,000 points for the...
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