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The Fed surprised markets by forecasting three rate hikes next year, and that could increase even more once Donald Trump takes office.
Retail sales, an important measure of the consumer economy, grew by just 0.1 percent in November, compared with forecasts for 0.3 percent.
A premature rate hike could prevent the economy from enjoying a robust economic boom, writes Vox's Timothy Lee.
The discussions were friendly, productive and covered a lot of ground, the source said.
Traders boosted bets on a June 2017 rate hike after the Fed raised rates and surprisingly forecast three increases for the coming year.
"I'm not going to give the incoming president advice about how to conduct himself in policy," Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday.
CNBC's Fed panel reacts to the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates Wednesday.
Trump slammed Yellen on the campaign trail, claiming that she kept interest rates low to help the Obama administration.
The Fed is in many corners behind the curve. It must follow through on its promise to keep hiking in 2017, says Peter Boockvar.
With Trump's election and a strengthening economy, Federal Reserve had a delicate balancing act, Bob Pisani says.
The three prongs of lower taxes, less regulation and more spending could push GDP well above trend, the noted author said.
If Donald Trump issues a response to the Federal Reserve's expected rate hike, things could get heated, UBS' Art Cashin says.
Here's what you can expect if you are worried about what the increase in the Federal funds rate means for your finances.
Rate hike chatter will dominate coverage of the FOMC's two-day meeting this week, but not in the typical sense, NBC News reports.
The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand increased 0.4 percent, the largest gain since June.
U.S. industrial production fell 0.4 percent in November, a bigger drop than anticipated, due to a steep decline in utility output and a dip in manufacturing.
U.S. retail sales barely rose in November as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles.
Opponents from apparel makers to big retailers unite against a plan to penalize U.S. importers.
Borrowers are still adjusting to a housing market with higher rates.
"If the 10-year goes above 3 percent, you would also have to say unequivocally you have seen the end of the bond bull market," Gundlach said.
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