The Fed should communicate its views well enough that markets will not be taken by surprise by a rate hike, a top U.S. central banker said.» Read More
The New York Fed's Empire State general business conditions index came in at -14.7 for September.
U.S. consumer spending in August pointed to solid domestic demand that could persuade a cautious Fed to hike interest rates on Thursday.
U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to benign inflation pressures that could weigh on the Fed's decision on interest rates.
While Wall Street frets about a potential Fed rate rise next week, economist Joe LaVorgna of Deutsche Bank says an October hike is more likely.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, suggesting a moderation in growth in August was an aberration.
The Labor Department said on Thursday import prices fell 1.8 percent last month, the largest decline since January.
China's slowdown and an ongoing currency war will prevent the Fed from lifting interest rates until 2017, Komal Sri-Kumar said.
There were 5.8 million job openings in July, according to the JOLTS report.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC the economy is growing at a rate of about 2 percent, a rate which he said was not all that bad.
The Fed should hike interest rates at its meeting next week and should have done so three to six months ago, BlackRock's Rick Rieder says.
U.S. small business confidence rose modestly in August, suggesting the economy continued to grow at a steady clip halfway through the third quarter.
With markets on tenterhooks ahead of the Federal Reserve’s next meeting, a raft of investors are confident that it’s now or never for the crucial interest rate hike.
The improving U.S. job market is beginning to generate long-awaited wage gains in industries that are hiring at the fastest pace.
Oppenheimer's Ari Wald said the current bull market correction is similar to the one in 2011.
What is the Federal Reserve going to do? No one knows, but here's a solution: a 1/8 of a point rate hike.
Deflation is not a large threat in 2015, the head of Italy's central bank said, but warned of "very, very low inflation" ahead.
The economy added 173,000 jobs in August, lower than expected, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent.
"It's time to align our monetary policy with economic progress," the Richmond Fed chief said, adding that the labor market no longer warrants zero rates.
The government employment report for August may usher in a sea-change on Wall Street that could pressure stocks further, market watcher Jim Paulsen tells CNBC.
Markets need to calm down for the Fed to pull the trigger on the first interest rate hike in more than nine years, Ethan Harris says.