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  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Rising oil prices and a more stable Chinese economy allowed the Federal Reserve to shift its focus back to the home front on Wednesday, as it signaled that U.S. jobs and inflation data would determine whether it hiked interest rates in June. That is something Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers have been trying to do for months.

  • NYSE Traders

    Thirty-day fed funds futures prices are widely considered a reliable indicator of U.S. monetary policy changes.

  • Janet Yellen

    This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on March 16.

  • Stanley Fischer listens as Janet Yellen, left, speaks at a Board of Governors meeting.

    The CNBC Fed Survey shows respondents view the gap on monetary policy views between Janet Yellen and Stanley Fischer as significant and growing.

  • Yellen perceived as dovish

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the results from the CNBC Fed Survey about the top leaders at the Federal Reserve. The FOMC statement will be out at 2PM ET.

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen.

    The Fed is expected to hold interest rates steady Wednesday, but divisions within the central bank may show up in the wording of its statement, confusing markets.

  • Fed will try to avoid market volatility

    The FOMC will release a statement Wednesday afternoon following two days of meeting.

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    The Fed is expected to keep rates unchanged on Wednesday, but may seek to signal to markets it is determined to resume policy tightening this year.

  • Two rate hikes too much: Economist

    John Silvia, Wells Fargo chief economist, says it is likely the fed will signal a move toward raising rates as the central bank wraps up its two-day policy meeting. Also Silvia weighs in on oil prices, and explains why he is "cautious" on Treasurys.

  • Hikes, increase, doing well, team work

    Using Kensho, we looked at how securities perform between the second and third rate hikes.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. Since then the Fed has signaled more caution, despite the U.S. economy's relative strength, as concerns a slowing China would depress global growth sparked steep stock price declines and tighter financial market conditions early in the year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is not scheduled to hold a press conference.

  • Managing fed expectaions: Pros

    There's been a big pivot at the Federal Reserve, says John Bellows, Western Asset Management. This year they are focused on risk management. And Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets says the Fed could be getting ready to signal that things are getting better and a rate hike may be likely in June.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen will likely preach caution on future rate hikes, as she did last month, Ameriprise's David Joy says.

  • Hillary Clinton ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in 2009. (File photo).

    The CNBC Fed Survey finds that 80 percent of respondents see Hillary Clinton winning the presidency this November. But they support John Kasich.

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen

    All of the respondents to the CNBC Fed Survey are sure the Fed won't hike rates at its meeting this week.

  • Fed won't 'do anything' on rates: Economist

    Willem Buiter, Citi chief economist, weighs in on Fed policy, interest rates and the Bank of Japan.

  • Oil Pemex Mexico

    Using Kensho, we looked at how securities perform in rising rate environments.

  • SYDNEY, April 26- The yen found a steadier footing early on Tuesday, having crept up from multi-week troughs against the dollar and euro as investors adjusted positions ahead of the Bank of Japan policy review. The dollar stood at 111.18 yen, having recoiled from a three-week high of 111.90. The pound hit a 10- week high of $1.4520, while the euro slid to a six-week low...

  • Fed in no hurry to hike

    CNBC contributor Richard Fisher, Harvard University Economics Professor Marty Feldstein and CNBC's Steve Liesman look ahead to Wednesday's Fed meeting.

  • A sharp economic slowdown in China— the world's second-largest economy after the United States— has already hurt much of the developing world. Europe is straining to gain any momentum, and Japan is hobbled by wary consumers and an aging population. Even in the United States, key sectors like manufacturing and energy have been bruised by a strong dollar and...