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  • WASHINGTON, July 30- The U.S. The central bank is widely expected to cut its monthly asset purchases to $25 billion from $35 billion, which would leave it on course to shutter the program this fall.

  • As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:. Chair Janet Yellen gave few hints about the answers to such issues when she testified to Congress this month.

  • TOKYO, July 30- Asian shares touched a six-and-half-year peak while the dollar held steady against the euro on Wednesday, as investors awaited key U.S. data as well as a U.S.

  • TOKYO, July 30- Asian shares were subdued while the dollar held steady near an eight-month high against the euro on Wednesday, as investors awaited key U.S. data as well as a U.S. The Fed will not be updating its economic forecasts and Chair Janet Yellen will not hold a press conference, keeping investors' focus squarely on the statement.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 29- Gold fell on Tuesday as investors nervously awaited the end of U.S. "What really mattered of course was what people were thinking would happen at the FOMC," said George Gero, a senior gold analyst at RBC Capital Markets in New York, referring to the meeting of the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee.

  • *Nonfarm payrolls forecast rising 233,000 in July. WASHINGTON, July 29- U.S employment growth likely retained enough momentum in July to help buoy the economy for the rest of the year. The recovery is on solid ground and we are expecting the data to show that in the month of July, "said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York.

  • Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation?

  • Slew of economic data sweeps Wall Street     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock, shares his thoughts on Fed policy ahead of the FOMC meeting. We no longer need negative two percent interest rates and a massive size balance sheet, says Rosenberg.

  • Wall Street worries Fed's easing will 'end badly' Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    CNBC's Fed Survey shows market pros aren't very confident the Fed can end its easy money polices without a market crash, a recession or bad inflation.

  • JGBs steady in quiet trade ahead of US economic events Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:38 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 29- Japanese government bonds were mostly steady after a quiet morning session characterized by low trading activity as investors looked ahead to several key events and data this week.

  • *Ukraine- Russia tensions, Israel- Palestine cut gold's losses. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 28- Gold was little changed on Monday as traders and investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, while hazarding a guess on what U.S. jobs numbers for the month might be.

  • Fracture at the Fed?     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jeff Cox discuss possible dissent at the Fed over when Janet Yellen will start to hike rates. Cox says Yellen is a labor economist who believes the Fed can solve the labor problem.

  • Economic week ahead     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to expectations for important economic data coming out this week.

  • Senior Fed officials are 'in denial' Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Stanley Fischer speaking during a Senate Banking Committee nomination hearing in Washington, March 13, 2014.

    Senior Fed officials seem to have slipped back into their pre-2008 ways, says Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT's Sloan school.

  • Yellen's challenging week     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports expectations from the Fed's monetary policy announcement and economic outlook.

  • CNBC's Patti Domm sits down with Peter Boockvar, The Lindsey Group Chief Market analyst, to discuss the Fed Preview.

  • *Second-quarter growth seen at 3.0 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 28- U.S. economic growth likely rebounded in the second-quarter from a winter-induced slump at the start of the year and will probably continue to gather momentum through the rest of 2014..

  • LONDON, July 28- Gold edged down on Monday while the dollar was near multi-month highs, but prices held above $1,300 an ounce on heightened tensions between the West and Russia after talks of new sanctions.

  • This week in the economy     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    A worker prepares to install a new pipe on a rig while drilling a new well at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the week ahead for the economy with GDP, jobs and a Fed decision all coming in the next few days.

  • Contracts to buy US homes slip in June Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped 1.1 percent to 102.7 last month. The index remains 7.3 percent below its level a year ago.