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Donald Trump will seek job-creation advice from at least five companies that are laying off thousands of workers as they shift production abroad.
Fed officials want investors to believe that every meeting is live, with the possibility always there that the central bank will hike.
The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales jumped 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million units last month.
Meal kit sellers and upstart grocers are underscoring an eat-at-home culture.
Neel Kashkari is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a voting member of the Fed's policy-setting committee.
In a letter to House and Senate leadership, top manufacturing CEOs argued that the current tax system penalizes American factory workers.
Household debt in the U.S. totals a staggering $12.58 trillion, a level not seen since 2008, according to the New York Federal Reserve.
Inflation statistics and Janet Yellen's congressional testimony set the stage for a March hike, Boockvar tells CNBC.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, a sign that the labor market was continuing to tighten.
U.S. homebuilding fell in January, but upward revisions to the prior month's data and a jump in permits suggested the housing recovery remained on track.
The Fed expected the improvement in U.S. inflation and employment and it is headed on the right path in removing stimulus, Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said.
Harker said his view that the economy is ready for three rate hikes this year does not depend on any fiscal policy changes under President Trump.
Market expectations "will not stop" a rate hike, Rosengren told a luncheon of economists and investors.
Since the central bank enacted historically accommodative policies, the U.S. has grown faster than other parts of the world, she said.
If this trend continues, the Fed may be faced with a hard decision on interest rates when it meets in March.
By now, Barack Obama had already signed three major laws, says Vox's Matt Yglesias.
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