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U.S. consumer prices moderated in November, but the underlying trend continued to point to firming inflation pressures amid rising rents.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week as the labor market continued to tighten.
Manufacturers in New York state expanded more quickly this month than in November, driven by a big jump in new orders.
Donald Trump's spending plans may give the Fed the help it's needed for years, Strategas' Jason Trennert tells CNBC.
Wage growth is the key to future interest rate moves by the Federal Reserve, strategist Boris Schlossberg says.
Trump has called for infrastructure spending to boost the U.S. economy, a plan some conservatives in Congress have been wary about.
Fed officials, amid signs that the economy soon could shed its long period of stagnation, approved the first interest rate hike in a year.
The Fed surprised markets by forecasting three rate hikes next year, and that could increase even more once Donald Trump takes office.
Retail sales, an important measure of the consumer economy, grew by just 0.1 percent in November, compared with forecasts for 0.3 percent.
A premature rate hike could prevent the economy from enjoying a robust economic boom, writes Vox's Timothy Lee.
The discussions were friendly, productive and covered a lot of ground, the source said.
Traders boosted bets on a June 2017 rate hike after the Fed raised rates and surprisingly forecast three increases for the coming year.
"I'm not going to give the incoming president advice about how to conduct himself in policy," Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday.
CNBC's Fed panel reacts to the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates Wednesday.
Trump slammed Yellen on the campaign trail, claiming that she kept interest rates low to help the Obama administration.
The Fed is in many corners behind the curve. It must follow through on its promise to keep hiking in 2017, says Peter Boockvar.
With Trump's election and a strengthening economy, Federal Reserve had a delicate balancing act, Bob Pisani says.
The three prongs of lower taxes, less regulation and more spending could push GDP well above trend, the noted author said.
If Donald Trump issues a response to the Federal Reserve's expected rate hike, things could get heated, UBS' Art Cashin says.
Here's what you can expect if you are worried about what the increase in the Federal funds rate means for your finances.
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