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  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. Following a two-day policy meeting, Fed officials said they felt the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and was "expanding...

  • Fed gives no hint of rate hike at next meeting

    Discussing the Fed's view of the economy, and the odds of a September rate hike, with Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Sept. rate hike more likely: Pro

    David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds chief global strategist, thinks the Fed will move on rates in September.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. Following a two-day policy meeting, Fed officials said they felt the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and was "expanding...

  • Fed leaves rates unchanged

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the statement by the Federal Reserve after the 2-day meeting finished.

  • Santelli Exchange: Fed's muddy swimming pool

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses expectations for the Fed meeting, and labor participation, with Mark Olson, former Fed Governor.

  • Stephen Roach

    Consumer reluctance to really spend money continues to hold back the economy, economist Stephen Roach tells CNBC.

  • Janet Yellen

    "We've been very cautious on fixed income overall," BlackRock's Jeff Rosenberg says.

  • Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee July 16, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    The Fed is expected to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. With a slew of employment, inflation and GDP reports to come before its September meeting, the Fed is unlikely to hint too strongly about its plans, Barclays economists...

  • China not a major factor for Fed: Richard Fisher Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 2:26 PM ET
    Richard Fisher

    Here's why former Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher doesn't think China is a major factor in the Fed's rate hike timing.

  • BEIJING, July 28- China's top economic planner said on Tuesday that it was optimistic on the outlook for the economy in the second half of 2015, but was paying close attention to volatility in the country's stock markets. Beijing is facing an uphill battle to channel money into the real economy but banks are reluctant to lend as the slowing economy fuels a rise in...

  • As oil slumps, BOJ's inflation goal relies on yogurt Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 12:56 AM ET

    BOJ is taking advantage of a gradual rise in food prices, from yogurt and ketchup to "gyudon" beef rice bowls - once a symbol of Japanese deflation.

  • America’s 'goldilocks' economy is here Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 10:52 PM ET
    US Currency

    Don't let a buildup in U.S. government debt holdings bother you. The U.S. economy has been growing well above its estimated growth potential.

  • MOSCOW, July 27- Russia's Finance Ministry sees year-end inflation at between 10.5 percent to 11 percent and most likely at the upper end of that range if oil prices remain at their current levels, Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Monday. The central bank said in June it expected end-year inflation to be around 10.8 percent if oil prices averaged...

  • *July 28-29 Fed meeting eyed as dollar sags. LONDON, July 27- The euro hit a four-month peak against the Swiss franc and a two-week high against a subdued dollar on Monday, after Germany's Ifo survey for July beat forecasts and painted an upbeat picture of Europe's largest economy. The euro rose 1.2 percent to $1.1113, from about $1.1084 before the Ifo survey was...

  • FRANKFURT, July 27- Price inflation is set to gradually improve this year but it remains too early to predict a turning point, the European Central Bank said on Monday. ECB President Mario Draghi has embarked on a 1- trillion-euro- plus money printing programme to buy chiefly government bonds that is set to last until September 2016. Many in Germany, however, would...

  • LONDON, July 27- The euro hit a two-week high against a subdued dollar on Monday, with traders awaiting Germany's IFO survey, which is likely to indicate Europe's largest economy is on track to post a reasonable pace of growth. Germany's IFO business climate index is forecast to dip slightly in July but will remain at levels consistent with a positive pace of...

  • Fed: Confidential forecasts mistakenly made public Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve said Friday it mistakenly posted confidential economic projections on its public website last month. The incident occurred at a time when the central bank is already the subject of investigations by the Justice Department, a House committee and its inspector general involving the disclosure of confidential information...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Staff economists at the Federal Reserve see a quarter-point U.S. interest rate increase this year, according to forecasts the Fed mistakenly published on its website in a gaffe that drew criticism about its ability to keep secrets. "It regrettably appears once again that proper internal controls are not in place to safeguard confidential...