Monetary policy

FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 29. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 29, 2019 - 5:01 pm
Stocks finished broadly higher on Friday as Wall Street closed out the first quarter with the market's biggest gain in nearly a decade. The benchmark S&P 500 index is now up 13.1 percent this year, a drastic turnaround for stocks after a jarring 14 percent sell-off in the last three months of...
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March 28, 2019 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest pick to help lead the Federal Reserve has received a rocky reception — with top economists raising several red flags about whether Stephen Moore is qualified to be a governor of the world's most influential central bank. Moore is a former Trump...
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. European Union leaders gathered again Friday after deciding that the political crisis in Britain over Brexit poses too great a threat and that action is needed to protect the smooth running of the world's biggest trading bloc. (Julien Warnand, Pool Photo via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 7:40 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ready to take further action to help the economy if the outlook takes a sudden turn for the worse, bank President Mario Draghi said Wednesday. Draghi said the bank would take "all the monetary policy actions that are necessary and proportionate...
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A woman stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Shares in Asia are mostly higher after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 21, 2019 - 4:41 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after a day of gains in Asia spurred by the Federal Reserve's promise not to raise interest rates during this year. Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.2 percent to 7,307.87 while the DAX in Germany lost 0.5 percent to 11,545.93. The CAC 40 in France...
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A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged and projecting no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 21, 2019 - 3:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for those worries about rising interest rates. Just a few months ago, rising rates were bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors after the Federal Reserve put through seven quarter-point increases in 2017 and 2018. But some rates began easing early this...
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A woman stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Shares in Asia are mostly higher after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 21, 2019 - 1:48 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index advanced 0.6 percent to 3,109.48 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,365.55. South Korea's Kospi climbed...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on monetary policy on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, March 20, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
March 20, 2019 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases. The Fed said it was keeping its benchmark rate — which can influence everything from mortgages to...
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Chinese investors use computer terminals to monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 20, 2019 - 8:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly falling in Europe after a lackluster day of trading in Asia and U.S. markets appeared set for a slightly higher open ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement. Germany's DAX sank 1.2 percent to 11,644, dragged down by a profit warning by BMW and a court...
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An investor plays a mobile chess game while watching stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 19, 2019 - 8:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Tuesday after a lackluster session in Asia as investors digested the latest bout of Brexit uncertainty and prepared for a key U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. In Europe, France's CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent to 5,440, while Germany's DAX climbed 1...
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FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 18, 2019 - 10:46 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 21,528.23 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,182.10. South Korea's Kospi...
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