Central bank interest rates

Women stand in the rain in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 25, 2017. Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 25, 2017 - 5:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Most world stock markets rose Thursday as investors assessed the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes, while crude oil's rally fizzled out ahead of an OPEC meeting on production. KEEPING SCORE: Most European benchmarks climbed after an early wobble. France's CAC 40 added 0.3...
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In this Thursday, March 23, 2017, photo, a workman operates a loom while manufacturing composite parts for joints in aircrafts at Bally Ribbon Mills in Bally, Pa. On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in April. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 11, 2017 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation at the wholesale level jumped in April by the largest amount in three months, fueled by rising prices of food and energy. The Labor Department said Thursday that its producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches the consumer, rose 0.5 percent in April...
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Trader Kevin Lodewick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors find a lot to like in corporate first-quarter results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 03, 2017 - 3:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks declined Wednesday ahead of a meeting of U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers as markets in Japan and Hong Kong closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 fell 1 percent to 5,892.30 points and the Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.25 percent to 3,135.72...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington. With the U.S. economy on solid footing and unemployment at a near-decade low, the Federal Reserve remains in the midst of a campaign to gradually raise interest rates from ultra-lows. But during the first week of May 2017, the Fed is widely expected to keep its key short-term rate unchanged after having raised it in March for the second time in three months. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 01, 2017 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. economy on solid footing and unemployment at a near-decade low, the Federal Reserve remains in the midst of a campaign to gradually raise interest rates from ultra-lows. But this week, it's all but sure to take a pause. The Fed is widely expected to keep its key...
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April 28, 2017 - 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy likely slowed significantly in the first three months of the year, though economists foresee a sharp rebound in the current April-June quarter on the strength of solid job growth, higher consumer confidence and stock-market records. The government on Friday will...
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Supporters listen to French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron during an election campaign rally in Arras, northern France, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Battling for France's blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Macron by making a surprise campaign stop Wednesday to a home appliance factory threatened with closure. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 27, 2017 - 7:51 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its stimulus program unchanged as it waits for the continent's political situation to settle down and held off Thursday from signaling any retreat from its efforts to support the strengthening economy. The stand-pat decision comes days...
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