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Fed's Kaplan says sees an argument for a tactical rate cut

16 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Tuesday said the best argument for easing U.S. monetary policy is the narrow gap between short-term and long-term interest rates.

Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector

11 Jul 2019

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON In the wake of the U.S. housing meltdown of the late 2000s, JPMorgan Chase & Co hunted for new ways to expand its loan business beyond the troubled mortgage sector.

Graphic: America's economy and wages are cooling but not its female workforce

05 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Data released on Friday showed a return to strong job growth in the United States, allaying some fears the U.S. economy is on a short path to recession. But the data also reinforced the view that economic growth is slowing.

Soft U.S. factory activity darkens economic outlook

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. manufacturing activity barely grew in early June and the service sector cooled, signs that President Donald Trump's trade war with China could be weighing on the economy.

U.S. existing home sales rise, boosted by lower rates

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. home sales rose in May, boosted by lower interest rates for mortgages, giving a positive signal for the health of the U.S. economy.

Fed sees case building for interest rate cuts this year

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday signalled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about weak inflation. | Video

CORRECTED-WRAPUP 6-Fed sees case building for interest rate cuts this year

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 19 The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it was ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks with interest rate cuts beginning as early as next month, as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about weak inflation.

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