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  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (L), Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (C) and President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Timothy F. Geithner listen as FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair (not pictured) speaks at the Treasury Department Cash Room in Washington, October 14, 2008.

    A decade after the 2008 recession, the policymakers who countered it on its front lines are worried that the U.S. may not be adequately armed for the next economic crisis.

  • *Spot gold to hover above $1,226 an ounce- technicals. BENGALURU, July 18- Gold prices slipped to their lowest in a year on Wednesday, as the dollar firmed after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's U.S. economic outlook reinforced views that the central bank is on track to steadily hike interest rates. The stronger dollar following Powell's comments weighed...

  • *Spot gold to hover above $1,226 an ounce- technicals. BENGALURU, July 18- Gold prices on Wednesday held steady near a one-year low hit in the previous session, as the dollar firmed after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's U.S. economic outlook reinforced views the central bank is on track to steadily hike interest rates. The stronger dollar following...

  • TOKYO, July 18- The dollar rose across the board on Wednesday, climbing to a six-month high against the yen, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gave an upbeat outlook for the U.S. economy and reinforced views that the Fed was on track to steadily hike interest rates. The dollar was up 0.05 percent at 112.955 yen after going as high as 113.08, its strongest...

  • BENGALURU, July 18- Gold prices on Wednesday held steady near a one-year low hit in the previous session, as the dollar firmed after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's U.S. economic outlook reinforced views the central bank is on track to steadily hike interest rates. *The Fed's Powell said on Tuesday he sees the United States on course for years more of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- With the U.S. economy firing on all cylinders, the Federal Reserve should ease away from monetary policy accommodation and move interest rates up far enough to prevent unwanted inflation but not so fast that a recession ensues, a U.S. central banker said Tuesday. "At a time of full employment with price stability, policy should be a neutral...

  • July 16- The narrowing gap between yields on long-term and short-term Treasury bonds has helped convince at least one U.S. central banker the Federal Reserve should stop raising interest rates until and unless inflation or growth picks up. Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, who does not vote this year on Fed policy but takes part in the...

  • Markets: Recession on the horizon

    Mark Eibel, Russell Investments Client Investment Strategies Director, and Shannon Saccocia, Boston Private Wealth CIO, join CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, Melissa Lee, and MIchelle Caruso-Cabrera to discuss if a recession is looming.

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve said Friday it expects low unemployment and rising inflation will keep it on track to raise interest rates at a gradual pace over the next two years. The Fed's projection on rate hikes came with release of the central bank's semi-annual monetary report to Congress. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is scheduled to testify on the report...

  • 'Our base case is not a full-blown trade war': Temasek

    Rohit Sipahimalani of Temasek International says the likelihood of a recession in U.S. over the next two to three years has "gone up significantly."

  • WASHINGTON, July 5- U.S. central bankers discussed whether recession lurked around the corner and expressed concerns global trade tensions could hit an economy that by most measures looked strong, minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting on June 12-13 released on Thursday showed. Many of the Fed's contacts across the economy said they were...

  • Pedestrians pass in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. corporate debt has reached a record $6.3 trillion, according to S&P Global, as market conditions remain accommodative.

  • Could a trade war lead to a US recession?

    The "Closing Bell" team discusses how economists are starting to project that a trade war could lead to recession.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields drifted higher on Monday, as stocks on Wall Street trimmed losses, in thin trading after a hectic week when the Federal Reserve struck an upbeat tone on the American economy. Yields had fallen earlier, in line with U.S. stocks, as investors worried about an escalating U.S.- China trade war. The official Xinhua news...

  • *U.S. central bank confident in economic outlook. *Fed's Powell to speak at 2:30 p.m. EDT ( 1830 GMT. WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters)- The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S. central bank's shift from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession.

  • BRASILIA, June 13- Retail sales in Brazil rose more than expected for a second straight month in April, allaying concerns over a slowdown early in the second quarter. IBGE economist Isabella Nunes said the figures point to growing momentum for Brazil's uneven recovery from its deepest recession in decades. Yet sales are still far below an October 2014 peak,...

  • Ominous storm coming bull market concept

    By many measures, the economy is in the best shape since the financial crisis. And yet, economists predict a recession by 2020, USA Today reports.

  • BRASILIA, June 7- Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Thursday there was no risk of a currency crisis in Latin America's largest economy despite sharp falls in the exchange rate, while the central bank chief pledged to maintain the bank's intervention in the market. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index also fell, declining as much as 6.5 percent...

  • SYDNEY, June 6- Australia's economy grew at the fastest annual pace in almost two years as it entered its 27th year of growth without a recession, but uncertainty over household consumption and global trade dimmed the outlook for future growth. Gross domestic product expanded by 1 percent in the first quarter, from an upwardly revised 0.5 percent in the December...

  • SYDNEY, June 6- Australia's economy entered its 27th year without a recession thanks to bumper exports and a jump in business investment, although uncertainty over the outlook for household consumption remains a worry. The local dollar rose about a quarter of a U.S. cent after the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported gross domestic product rose 1.0...