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U.S. Economy Grew 2.9% in 3rd Quarter, Picking Up the Pace

U.S. Economy Grew 2.9% in 3rd Quarter, Picking Up the Pace

A tugboat followed a ship into the Port of Oakland in California in August. Better-than-expected exports and lower imports in September helped raise estimates for economic growth in the United States.
The Week Ahead: Final Fed Meeting and Final Jobs Report Before Election Day

The Week Ahead: Final Fed Meeting and Final Jobs Report Before Election Day

Credit Suisse is expected to report results this week.
Nonfiction: Was Alan Greenspan Motivated by Politics More Than Economics?
Trump Victory Could Prompt Fed to Raise Rates More Quickly

Trump Victory Could Prompt Fed to Raise Rates More Quickly

Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, which signaled before the election that it would like to raise interest rates, barring any signs of fresh economic weakness.
With Trump in Power, the Fed Gets Ready for a Reckoning

With Trump in Power, the Fed Gets Ready for a Reckoning

Janet L. Yellen’s four-year term as the Federal Reserve chairwoman ends on Feb. 3, 2018. Donald Trump has said he will most likely replace her after that.
The Week Ahead: Traders to Compare Notes With Wall Street’s Richest Investors

The Week Ahead: Traders to Compare Notes With Wall Street’s Richest Investors

Janet L. Yellen is expected to speak on Capitol Hill this week.
Yellen: Too Soon to Predict Economic Effects of Election

Yellen: Too Soon to Predict Economic Effects of Election

In her first public comments since the election, the central bank chief also signaled that the Fed remained likely to raise interest rates next month.
The Week Ahead: Anthem-Cigna Proposed Deal Goes to U.S. Federal Court

The Week Ahead: Anthem-Cigna Proposed Deal Goes to U.S. Federal Court

Shoppers at a J.C. Penney in Tyler, Tex., this month. The company’s stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Mortgage Rates’ Rise Catches Home Buyers — and Lenders — Off Guard

Mortgage Rates’ Rise Catches Home Buyers — and Lenders — Off Guard

Luis Solis, of Realty One Group, outside of the home in Phoenix that he is selling. For his new home, “we were lucky that we locked in our rate on November 1,” he said.
Latest Fed Discussion Reflects More Confidence in Raising Rates

Latest Fed Discussion Reflects More Confidence in Raising Rates

Janet L. Yellen, in testimony to the Joint Economic Committee last week, said that an interest rate increase “could well become appropriate relatively soon.”

Fed Policy Maker Urges Continued Work to End ‘Too Big to Fail’

Remarks on Saturday by the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York appeared to respond to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s promise to roll back Wall Street regulations.
Fundamentally: How to Play the Trump Stock Market Rally

Fundamentally: How to Play the Trump Stock Market Rally

Since the Nov. 8 election, emerging market shares such as the Chinese internet giant Tencent have fallen, while a broad range of shares in the American market have gained.
The Week Ahead: I.M.F. Chief Heads to Trial; Fed Is Expected to Raise Rate
A Trump Economic Boom? The Fed May Stand in the Way

A Trump Economic Boom? The Fed May Stand in the Way

The Federal Reserve Bank in Washington. The Fed is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday for the first time since last December.
Economic Trends: Will the Trump Era Bring Higher Interest Rates? Don’t Count On It

Economic Trends: Will the Trump Era Bring Higher Interest Rates? Don’t Count On It

Janet Yellen's term as Fed chairwoman expires in February 2018.
Economic Trends: Will the Trump Era Bring Higher Interest Rates? Don’t Count On It

Economic Trends: Will the Trump Era Bring Higher Interest Rates? Don’t Count On It

Janet Yellen's term as Fed chairwoman expires in February 2018.
How the Fed’s Interest Rate Increase Can Affect You

How the Fed’s Interest Rate Increase Can Affect You

Students planning to take out loans in the next few years can expect the government’s student loan rates to rise.
Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Citing Strengthening Economy

Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Citing Strengthening Economy

The increase was only the second since the financial crisis, and the central bank gave little indication that Donald J. Trump’s election altered its outlook.
Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Citing Strengthening Economy

Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Citing Strengthening Economy

The increase was only the second since the financial crisis, and the central bank gave little indication that Donald J. Trump’s election altered its outlook.