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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve finds plenty of signs of a rebound from the winter slump.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has added a bit more detail about how it plans to end some of the extraordinary measures put in place during and after the financial crisis. In minutes released from the mid-June policy-setting session, the nation’s central bank cautions that while asset purchases are “not on a preset course,” it envisions a

Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:56 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest employment reading shows hiring was better than expected during June.

Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:28 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

What’s good for job-seekers is bad for mortgage shoppers. So today’s positive employment report is negative news for people who didn’t lock a mortgage rate earlier in the week.

Friday, June 06, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Chief economists from some of the largest U.S. banks are feeling upbeat about the economy.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 4:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A new Fed survey indicates the economy is picking up steam but still has issues.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:27 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve officials aren’t ready to raise interest rates anytime soon. They’re still trying to figure out how to do it. Just-released minutes from the April 29-30 Federal Open Market Committee meeting detail how officials are still trying to grapple with how to reverse extraordinary and unprecedented measures taken during and after the financial crisis.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:20 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Is being reactive rather than proactive the better path for the Fed?

Friday, May 02, 2014 11:40 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest jobs report shows a big warm-up in hiring after a not-so-hot winter.

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