Trump Ramps Up Fed Attack as Powell Preps Key Speech on Rates

Trump Ramps Up Fed Attack as Powell Preps Key Speech on Rates

President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of criticism towards both the Federal Reserve and its Chairman, Jerome Powell, in an extraordinary interview in which he accused the central bank of pushing U.S. stocks lower and triggering a decision by GM to close plants and fire thousands of workers.

Fed Rate Hikes Remain a Key Market Risk as Global Growth Sputters, Stocks Swoon

Fed Rate Hikes Remain a Key Market Risk as Global Growth Sputters, Stocks Swoon

The Federal Reserve's views on the strength of the U.S. economy and the need for future interest rate hikes will be on full display this week as two key policymakers deliver speeches over the next two days and minutes of its November meeting are published Thursday in Washington.

Trump Economy Faces New Threat as Payments Rise on National Debt

Trump Economy Faces New Threat as Payments Rise on National Debt

President Donald Trump's tax cuts have increased the national debt, and now the bill is coming due: The U.S. government's interest costs surged 20% during the last fiscal year and are projected to nearly double over the next five years, eclipsing the budget for military spending.

How Can You Get the Maximum Social Security Benefit?

How Can You Get the Maximum Social Security Benefit?

Getting the maximum from Social Security can make your retirement easier. Here's how to do it.

Investors, and the Fed, Should Watch the Bond Market

Investors, and the Fed, Should Watch the Bond Market

Bonds have been up. Perhaps the market sees a weakening economy and is getting in front of a potential rate hike pause by the Fed.

Fed Vice Chair Clarida: Global Economy Slowing, Relevant to U.S. Outlook

Fed Vice Chair Clarida: Global Economy Slowing, Relevant to U.S. Outlook

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said Friday that he is seeing evidence of a slowing global economy and that policymakers will need to account for that when making interest rate decisions over the near term.

Brexit Chaos Keeps Pound Volatile, Dovish Draghi Comments Trim Euro Gains

Brexit Chaos Keeps Pound Volatile, Dovish Draghi Comments Trim Euro Gains

Currency markets were active again Friday, following the biggest upheaval for both sterling and the euro in more than two years, as investors continue to grapple with headline risk associated with Britain's looming exit from the European Union and slowing growth and tepid inflation in the Eurozone itself.

Federal Reserve Will Review How Well It Makes Policy and Communicates

Federal Reserve Will Review How Well It Makes Policy and Communicates

The Fed will start a review next year of how it meets its goals of promoting employment and controlling inflation and how well it communicates to the public.

IMF Sounds 'Alarm' on Junk Loans as Warren Presses U.S. Regulators

IMF Sounds 'Alarm' on Junk Loans as Warren Presses U.S. Regulators

Issuance of junk-grade corporate loans is surging, even as underwriting standards deteriorate, pushing the market toward a danger point, according to the International Monetary Fund.

What Should You Do With Your GE Bonds?

What Should You Do With Your GE Bonds?

What seem like very small changes in risk perception lead to relatively large changes in bond prices.