Former Dallas Fed CEO Richard Fisher, discusses the Fed's policy on rates and the overall health of the U.S. economy. And Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in.» Read More
Stocks rebounded on news of the Fed's efforts to ease credit, staging the biggest rally of the year. But traders hoped the Fed had even more cards to play
Steps by the Federal Reserve and other central banks to pump liquidity into stressed creditmarkets will temporarily help the ailing dollar, but not provide a long-term cure as risks of a U.S. recession mount.
The Fed's latest move to ease credit raised two questions: Will it be enough to stem the crisis and will it mean a smaller interest-rate cut at next week's meeting?
The U.S. economy could start to see a recovery as soon as April, despite current conditions indicating a greater risk for contraction, a senior U.S. Treasury official told CNBC Europe Tuesday.
With the stock market under siege from the credit freeze, what can you expect from the Fed?
U.S. wholesale inventories rose 0.8 percent in January, while sales leapt 2.7 percent, thelargest increase in nearly four years, the Commerce Department said.
An emergency interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve is possible ahead of its March 18th policy meeting, according to a Goldman Sachs research note on Monday.
A second straight month of job losses all but ended the debate over whether the U.S. economy has slipped into recession. Now the question is how to get out.
The Federal Reserve needs to take a more active role in stemming the housing crisis, possibly by exchanging Treasury notes for mortgage notes, Pimco Bonds Chief Information Officer Bill Gross said on CNBC.
U.S. employers cut payrolls for a second straight month during February, slashing 63,000 jobs for the biggest monthly job decline in nearly five years.
The Fed announced measures to pour more money into credit markets in a bid to ease liquidity strains at U.S. financial institutions.
The U.S. Federal Reserve took very "deliberate action" when it lowered key interest rates rapidly but this does not necessarily mean more of the same is in store, a top Fed official said on Friday.
Today's jobs report is unlikely to offer a ray of hope amid the gloom over the US economy as the trend for a weakening jobs market is expected to become clearer, analysts said.
Americans' percentage of equity in their homes fell below 50 percent for the first time on record since 1945, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
The Fed is cutting rates to bolster the economy and keep the credit crunch from getting worse. But in the process, the central bank is creating other problems--including higher inflation
By many measures, confidence in the dollar has never been lower, and some fear more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts will make matters worse by swelling inflation and undermining long-term U.S. economic health.
The battered U.S. dollar may be near the bottom of its weakening cycle, but a recovery rally will take a while to materialize, because big uncertainties still hang over the U.S. economy, analysts told CNBC.com.
Fewer workers applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the number remaining on jobless aid stood at the highest level in nearly two and a half years.
U.S. home foreclosures and the rate of homes entering the foreclosure process rose to record highs in the fourth quarter. Pending sales of previously owned homes were unchanged in January.
The global credit crisis creates big downside risks to an already softening economy that require bold action from the U.S. central bank, Cleveland Federal Reserve President Sandra Pianalto said on Wednesday.