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  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. If it continues, they will be ready to move later on this year, "said Todd Hedtke, vice president of investment management with Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, in a speech to a business group in Providence, Rhode Island, said a rate increase would be appropriate this year if the economy shows further...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year. "It will give the Fed greater confidence that inflation will indeed make it to its target in the next couple of years, it increases the odds of faster Fed action,"...

  • Stock strategy after Yellen comments   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Stock strategy after Yellen comments

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen remarked on economic conditions going into the second half of the year. Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors, and Darin Richards, AKT Wealth, react to her remarks.

  • WASHINGTON/ PROVIDENCE, May 22- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the central bank to raise interest rates this year, as the U.S. economy was on course to bounce back from a sluggish first quarter and headwinds at home and abroad waned. In a speech to a business group in Providence, Rhode Island, Yellen said she expected economic data to...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Oil fell more than 1 percent on Friday as a rallying dollar and profit-taking ahead of a long U.S. holiday weekend cut short a two-day run-up in crude prices. Drillers cut the number of U.S. oil rigs in operation by just one this week, the strongest sign yet that a nearly six-month slump in activity was ending, data from oil services firm Baker Hughes...

  • *Yellen comments leave rate expectations unchanged on Wall Street. *Microsoft down after report of Salesforce deal talk. May 22- U.S. stocks were flat on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it would be appropriate to raise interest rates this year if the economy continues on its current path, in line with broad expectations on Wall Street.

  • Yellen's economic & policy outlook   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:25 PM ET
    Yellen's economic & policy outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen shares the most likely outlook for the U.S. economy, and evolution of monetary policy over the next few years.

  • Yellen: Q1 slowdown largely transitory   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Yellen: Q1 slowdown largely transitory

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen remarks on the apparent slowdown in the first quarter.

  • Yellen: Negative side of falling oil   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Yellen: Negative side of falling oil

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the slowdown in energy, saying to keep in mind the U.S. is still a net importer of oil.

  • Yellen: US economy well positioned for growth   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    Yellen: US economy well positioned for growth

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, on economic headwinds weighing on the market, and reasons she's confident the economy will grow.

  • Yellen: Inflation will rise 2% as econ strengthens

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, on the state of consumer price inflation.

  • Yellen: Labor market approaching full strength   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Yellen: Labor market approaching full strength

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, on unemployment data.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year— if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate. The Fed has kept its key benchmark rate at a record low near zero since December 2008. "I think it will be appropriate at some point this year to...

  • WASHINGTON/ PROVIDENCE, May 22- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the central bank to raise rates this year as the U.S. economy was on course to bounce back from a sluggish first quarter and as headwinds at home and abroad begin to wane. Yellen, in prepared remarks for a speech in Rhode Island, said she expected economic data to strengthen,...

  • Yellen: Rate hikes appropriate this year if econ improves

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is speaking at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Luncheon on monetary policy and the U.S. economy.

  • *Ctrip, Expedia hit record highs on stake sale deal. May 22- The S&P 500 and Dow fell in early afternoon trading on Friday, retreating from recent record highs, as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's economic outlook for clues on the timing of a rate hike after new data showed a rise in inflation. "It will give the Fed greater confidence that inflation...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index, excluding food and energy, increased 0.3 percent last month. "It will give the Fed greater...

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. May 22- U.S. stocks fell in late morning trading on Friday, retreating from recent record highs, as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's economic outlook for clues on the timing of a rate hike after new data showed a rise in inflation. "September is the most likely scenario and Yellen has been very keen on...

  • Gold eyes worst week in 4 on stronger dollar Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    Gold was on course for its biggest weekly decline in four weeks, as the dollar rebounded after a stronger-than-expected rise in core consumer prices.

  • LONDON, May 22- German bond yields headed for their first weekly fall in five weeks on Friday as the market focused again on central banks' continued use of heavy stimulus, which is helping to bring stability after weeks of violent price swings. Greece was the exception in the European bond market, as its yields rose after the latest talks with creditors failed to...