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  • LONDON, Aug 2- Now that U.S. The challenge is that the U.S. economy is generating very little inflation- not to mention disinflation coming from China and nearly no inflation in Europe- leaving many questioning whether the Fed even should be considering a rate rise. "The pace for growth remains extremely weak by past recovery standards, but with potential growth...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- As traders, market pundits and economists jaw over whether the Federal Reserve this year will lift its benchmark lending rate for the first time in almost a decade, several corners of the U.S. bond market are not waiting around. Banks, money market mutual funds and other investors do not want to be stuck with low-yielding debt when the U.S. central...

  • SINGAPORE, July 31- Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Friday as concern over global oversupply intensified after the head of oil producers' cartel OPEC indicated there would be no cut-back in production, although a fall in the U.S. dollar put a floor under prices. Badri added that even if OPEC had cut output by as much as 2 million barrels per day, it would not have...

  • SINGAPORE, July 31- Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Friday as concern over global oversupply intensified after the head of oil producers' cartel OPEC indicated there would be no cut-back in production, although a fall in the U.S. dollar put a floor under prices. Badri added that even if OPEC had cut output by as much as 2 million barrels per day, it would not have...

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- The U.S. Wall Street closely watched the language as a possible tip-off to a September rate hike. A major change in Fed policy in June 2004 was with language about risks that is similar to that of the current statement.

  • Why gold could sink to $800: Yamada Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 3:01 PM ET

    "I think we have to recognize that gold is in a structural bear market," top technician Louise Yamada says.

  • US GDP a dud but gives Fed inflation glimmer it needs Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Second-quarter GDP data showed economy is growing at a ho-hum pace, but inside the report was a pickup that could help the Fed toward a rate hike.

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 percent Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30- year rate slipping below 4 percent. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30- year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.98 percent this week from 4.04 percent a week earlier. The rate on 15- year fixed-rate mortgages eased to 3.17 percent from...

  • Big picture for GDP:Santelli Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    Big picture for GDP:Santelli

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar, after second quarter GDP expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate.

  • WASHINGTON— Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when. Many analysts foresee the first hike in September, though Fed Chair Janet Yellen has stressed that any increase will be driven by the latest economic data.

  • Fed rate hike coming but it leaves markets guessing Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:39 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    The Fed remains on track to hike rates this year, and the minor tweaks to its post-meeting statement were just vague enough to keep the debate going on when it will move.

  • Fed gives no hint of rate hike at next meeting Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    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.

  • Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so. A statement from the Fed after its latest policy meeting provided no timetable. Many analysts foresee the first hike in September, though Fed Chair Janet Yellen has...

  • Here's what changed in the new Fed statement Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on June 17.

  • Sept. rate hike more likely: Pro Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Sept. rate hike more likely: Pro

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

  • Fed leaves rates unchanged Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Fed leaves rates unchanged

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

  • *Fed statement expected at 2 p.m. ET. In a recent congressional testimony, Fed Chair Janet Yellen neither ruled out a September interest rate hike nor guided the market toward thinking it was a done deal. The statement is expected at 2 p.m. ET.

  • Santelli Exchange: Fed's muddy swimming pool Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    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.

  • Last call for zero rates Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    Last call for zero rates

    CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on how much the timing of the Fed rate hike matters as the Fed wraps up their two-day meeting.

  • Can you guess Janet Yellen's single favorite word? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    World cloud Yellen

    CNBC's Big Crunch analyzed every single word from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Here are the insights from those press conferences.