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Bond Market Unsettled by Inflation Worries

From a longer vantage, the August 2020 trough may just possibly have marked the end of a 40-year bull market in bonds. The rock-bottom 10-year yield that summer was the […]




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Federal Reserve Walks a Tightrope Between Inflation and Recession

In an interview, James D. Hamilton, professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego, and a leading expert on the economic effects of oil shocks, said they had […]




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Stock Markets Off to Worst Start Since 2016 as Fed Fights Inflation

After falling for a fourth day in a row on Friday, the stock market suffered its worst week in nearly two years, and so far in January the S&P 500 […]




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A Top Official Says the Fed Will ‘Grapple’ With a Faster Bond-Buying Taper

John C. Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said the latest variant of the coronavirus could prolong the bottlenecks and shortages that have caused inflation to […]




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Federal Reserve Expects to Raise Interest Rates in 2023

Federal Reserve officials signaled on Wednesday that they expected to raise interest rates from rock bottom sooner than they had previously forecast and that they were taking baby steps toward […]




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Fed Officials Debated Rate Liftoff in 2015, Offering Lessons for Today

The Federal Reserve lifted interest rates from near-zero in 2015 after years of holding them at rock bottom following the 2008 global financial crisis. Transcripts from their policy discussions, released […]




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Fed Holds Rates Steady and Signals Continued Wariness

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, said on Thursday that the labor market’s recovery was only halfway complete and that more government support would likely be needed […]