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The Federal Reserve is expected to lower interest rates again this week as insurance against the threat that declining home prices and higher borrowing costs will push the economy into recession.
A Federal Reserve interest rate cut this week is no sure thing and officials are not seriously considering a half-point reduction in overnight rates, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday without citing sources.
The dollar sank to another record against the euro on Monday, trading at as much as $1.44 against the 13-nation currency for the first time, as markets anticipated a likely interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve this week.
The dollar slipped to record lows against the euro and a basket of currencies Friday as investors, faced with a run of weak U.S. economic data, anticipate a Federal Reserve interest rate cut next week.
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Monday that outside of housing the U.S. economy is "moving forward," and that the Fed could not afford to go soft on inflation.
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The dollar rebounded from a fresh low on Monday after as traders pared back bets against the currency after the weekend's Group of Seven meeting yielded no call to action on the falling greenback.
The dollar hit a fresh record low against the euro and a basket of currencies on Friday, pressured by the growing view that a slowdown in the U.S. economy will force another cut in interest rates this month.
Federal Reserve policymakers weigh a broad range of economic scenarios to determine the right moves on interest rates during times of uncertainty, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.
Federal Reserve policy maker Thomas Hoenig said on Wednesday he was open minded about the future direction of U.S. interest rates but was on alert for fallout from financial market woes.
The dollar dropped to a record low against a basket of currencies and the euro Thursday, after Bank of America's third-quarter earnings results missed estimates, renewing concerns of a U.S. economic slowdown.
The dollar fell broadly Wednesday after a report showed housing starts dropped to their lowest level in 14 years in September, adding to concerns that the housing market may drag on the US economy.
The summary of the Beige Book released by the Federal Reserve prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and based on information collected on or before October 5, 2007.
The dollar rose against the euro and high-yielding currencies such as the New Zealand dollar Tuesday, as investors grew cautious of risky trades amid a sell-off in global equities and a surge in oil prices.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spooked investors by saying a full recovery in financial markets may not happen right away.
Foreign investors fled from U.S. assets in August as a meltdown in the U.S. subprime mortgage market triggered a global credit crunch, Treasury Department data showed on Tuesday.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned that the housing correction would continue to hurt the economy and financial markets and called for assistance for homeowners.
The text to a speech given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on "The Recent Financial Turmoil and its Economic and Policy Consequences" on October 15, 2007 in New York City.
The yen hit its lowest levels in around two months against both the dollar and euro on Monday, as risk-seeking investors took advantage of cheap Japanese borrowing costs to fund purchases of high-return assets.