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Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Hype may be worse than reality when rate hike comes

Sep 16, 2015
Some economists say the Federal Reserve meeting may be anticlimactic.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Janet Yellen

Jobs R Not Us

Sep 16, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
The Federal Reserve will decide whether to raise interest rates on Thursday.

Here's why an interest-rate increase is inevitable

Sep 15, 2015
Sure, cheap money is great. But it can't last forever.
Posted In: inflation, interest rates, Federal Reserve

Young people dip into housing market

Sep 15, 2015
More people under 35 could start buying first homes as the economy improves.
Posted In: Millenials, housing market, real estate

Yo quiero (fancy) Taco Bell

Sep 15, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

How does the Federal Reserve raise rates, anyway?

Sep 14, 2015
Getting banks and other lenders to fall in line isn't as easy as you might think.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, financial crisis
The headquarters of Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia.

U.S. mortgage giants under the microscope

Sep 14, 2015
What's the deal with our strange relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
Posted In: mortgage crisis, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Illinois lottery: You're a winner! Oh. No, you're not!

Sep 14, 2015
Officials say they can't pay some winners because of a state budget impasse.
Posted In: lottery, Illinois, state budget

Diamonds are a girl's best ... meal?

Sep 14, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a Federal Reserve Bank conference in San Francisco back in March.

Weekly Wrap: global markets, volatility and Yellen

Sep 11, 2015
Catherine Rampell and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.