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Steady U.S. Job Growth Sets Stage for Fed to Raise Interest Rates

Steady U.S. Job Growth Sets Stage for Fed to Raise Interest Rates

The economy added 235,000 jobs and unemployment fell to 4.7 percent in the first full month of President Trump’s term, continuing an upturn in the labor market.
Trump Wants Faster Growth. The Fed Isn’t So Sure.

Trump Wants Faster Growth. The Fed Isn’t So Sure.

A shopper in Manhattan on Saturday. The Fed is moving to raise its benchmark rate months earlier than markets had expected because the economy appears to be gaining steam.
Trump Wants Faster Growth. The Fed Isn’t So Sure.

Trump Wants Faster Growth. The Fed Isn’t So Sure.

A shopper in Manhattan on Saturday. The Fed is moving to raise its benchmark rate months earlier than markets had expected because the economy appears to be gaining steam.
Economic Trends: The Fed’s Era of Easy Money Is Ending

Economic Trends: The Fed’s Era of Easy Money Is Ending

Alan Greenspan and Janet Yellen in 2013. In the 1994 cycle of interest-rate increases, Mr. Greenspan, the Fed chairman at the time, presided over an accelerated pace of increases.
Economic Scene: Fed’s Challenge, After Raising Rates, May Be Existential

Economic Scene: Fed’s Challenge, After Raising Rates, May Be Existential

The Senate confirmed Janet L. Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve three years ago by the tightest margin in at least 35 years.
When the Fed Raises Rates, Credit Card Holders Feel It First

When the Fed Raises Rates, Credit Card Holders Feel It First

For the typical credit card holder, a quarter-point increase in short-term interest rates by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday means an annual interest rate rising to 16.75 percent from 16.5 percent.
Shocks, Recession and 9/11: When the Fed Intervenes

Shocks, Recession and 9/11: When the Fed Intervenes

Denver residents waiting in line — to little avail — to receive unemployment benefits in 1982, a period of time that was marked by high inflation in the American economy.
Shocks, Recession and 9/11: When the Fed Intervenes

Shocks, Recession and 9/11: When the Fed Intervenes

Denver residents waiting in line — to little avail — to receive unemployment benefits in 1982, a period of time that was marked by high inflation in the American economy.
Fed Raises Interest Rates for Third Time Since Financial Crisis

Fed Raises Interest Rates for Third Time Since Financial Crisis

The move will increase the upward pressure on interest rates that consumers pay, but the immediate effect is likely to be modest.
Fed Raises Interest Rates for Third Time Since Financial Crisis

Fed Raises Interest Rates for Third Time Since Financial Crisis

The move will increase the upward pressure on interest rates that consumers pay, but the immediate effect is likely to be modest.
Monetary Policy: Yellen’s Message: My Work Here Is (Mostly) Done

Monetary Policy: Yellen’s Message: My Work Here Is (Mostly) Done

Janet Yellen, in her news conference Wednesday, sounded like a central banker who is confident that the economy is heading in the right direction.
The Fed Acts. Workers in Mexico and Merchants in Malaysia Suffer.

The Fed Acts. Workers in Mexico and Merchants in Malaysia Suffer.

Francisca Hervis Reyes with her husband and grandchildren in her home in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. “Every time the peso goes down, we can afford less and less,” Ms. Reyes said.
The Fed Acts. Workers in Mexico and Merchants in Malaysia Suffer.

The Fed Acts. Workers in Mexico and Merchants in Malaysia Suffer.

Francisca Hervis Reyes with her husband and grandchildren in her home in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. “Every time the peso goes down, we can afford less and less,” Ms. Reyes said.
The Fed Acts. Workers in Mexico and Merchants in Malaysia Suffer.

The Fed Acts. Workers in Mexico and Merchants in Malaysia Suffer.

Francisca Hervis Reyes with her husband and grandchildren in her home in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. “Every time the peso goes down, we can afford less and less,” Ms. Reyes said.

The Week Ahead: March Figures for New Car Sales and Hiring Are on the Way

Despite an expected rise, some analysts say that car sales aren’t coming as easily has they have in recent years, and the data may not tell the whole story.
Fed Is Expected to Pare Investment Holdings, Officials Signal

Fed Is Expected to Pare Investment Holdings, Officials Signal

Janet L. Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, at a news conference in Washington in March.
Fed Is Expected to Pare Investment Holdings, Officials Signal

Fed Is Expected to Pare Investment Holdings, Officials Signal

Janet L. Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, at a news conference in Washington in March.
Yellen Signals Shift From Stimulating Economy to Sustaining Growth

Yellen Signals Shift From Stimulating Economy to Sustaining Growth

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, at a news conference last month in Washington where she announced a rise in benchmark interest rates.
Street Scene: In Farewell, Daniel Tarullo Offers Fixes on Bank Regulation

Street Scene: In Farewell, Daniel Tarullo Offers Fixes on Bank Regulation

Daniel K. Tarullo, who stepped down from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, said it would be “tragic if the lessons of the financial crisis were forgotten.”

The Week Ahead: Fed Will Update Economic Outlook, and April Jobs Data Is Ahead

The Federal Reserve will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, and on Friday analysts expect to hear that 193,000 jobs were added in April.