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  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. That level was last seen in May 2011. "The Fed worked so hard this week to not scare the market about rate increases, it ended up doing precisely what it tried to avoid," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar hit a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday on data showing U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, while global equity markets rallied after the Federal Reserve again pledged to keep interest rates low.

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.23 percent Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year.

  • US STOCKS-Financials rise on interest rate expectations Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 18- Financial stocks were leading gains on the Dow and S&P 500 indexes on Thursday, in the wake of the U.S. Goldman Sachs, up 1.5 percent to $187.59, was the top boost to the Dow Industrials. Goldman Sachs is on track for a seventh consecutive gain, which would be the longest winning streak for the stock in nearly eight years.

  • Feldstein's FOMC reaction     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    Martin Feldstein, Harvard University professor, provides his take on the Fed's policy objectives, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Good day for financials     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Big banks are getting a boost by Janet Yellen's interest rate comments, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar rose to a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday, after data showed U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, reinforcing the market's view that U.S. interest rates will rise sooner rather than later.

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30- year loan jumped to 4.23 percent from 4.12 percent last week.

  • Santelli: Rear view comparison     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • US stocks buoyed after Fed continues low rates Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,186 in early trading Thursday, building on an all-time closing high from the day before.

  • Factoring Fed effect     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman does the math on the Fed's policy statement on Wednesday. And BlackRock's Jeffrey Rosenberg, weighs in.

  • Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. Enjoy easy money while it lasts.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stock index futures were higher in light volume on Thursday, setting up the S&P 500 to test resistance at its record high, a day after the Federal Reserve said interest rates would remain low for a considerable while.

  • Real interest rates must go higher: Expert     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    BlackRock's Jeffrey Rosenberg provides his takeaways from the Fed's policy meeting. The Fed is moving towards normalization, says Rosenberg.

  • FOMC offered no real surprises: Pro     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Larry Kantor, Barclays, and Vincent Reinhart, Morgan Stanley, discuss Fed policy and when investors can expect to see more tightening.

  • AP Top Financial News At 6:49 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits Ahead of the bell: US home construction World stocks higher after Fed as Scotland votes Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants New central bank stimulus launched for eurozone Hyundai to pay $10 B for land in Gangnam district Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015

  • AP Top Financial News At 6:27 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits Ahead of the bell: US home construction Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants World stocks higher after Fed as Scotland votes New central bank stimulus launched for eurozone Hyundai to pay $10 B for land in Gangnam district Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015

  • AP Top Financial News At 6:24 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge Ahead of the bell: US home construction Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants World stocks higher after Fed as Scotland votes New central bank stimulus launched for eurozone Hyundai to pay $10 B for land in Gangnam district Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015 Companies in Europe pledge 100 K new youth jobs

  • AP Top Financial News At 6:18 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge Ahead of the bell: US home construction Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants World stocks higher after Fed as Scotland votes New central bank stimulus launched for eurozone Hyundai to pay $10 B for land in Gangnam district Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015 Companies in Europe pledge 100 K new youth jobs

  • Investor 'don't get' Alibaba: Pro     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    Richard Steinberg, Steinberg Global Asset Management, explains why he is not buying shares of Alibaba right now.