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Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Services Committee July 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Yellen told the committee that the Fed is still set to raise short-term interest rates this year.

Weekly Wrap: Interest rates, Janet Yellen and profits

Jul 31, 2015
Linette Lopez and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, wages, Janet Yellen, interest rates, profits
Puerto Rico is $72 billion in debt.

Facing huge debt, Puerto Rico weighs its options

Jun 30, 2015
The U.S. territory is treated like a state — and cannot, by law, declare bankruptcy.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, debt, interest rates
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, March 18, 2015, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

Janet Yellen isn't ready to raise interest rates

Mar 18, 2015
In which we deliver the latest on the Fed's movement regarding interest rates.
Posted In: Yellen, interest rates, Federal Reserve

Why so much hangs on the Fed's choice of words

Mar 18, 2015
We’ll get the latest read Wednesday on when the interest rates could be going up.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, housing market
The  Financial Services Committee heard testimony from Chairwomen Yellen on the Federal Reserves monetary policy and the state of the US economy on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

A question for the Fed: What inflation?

Mar 16, 2015
A closer look at one of the indicators of inflation.
Posted In: The Fed, interest rates, inflation
The  Financial Services Committee heard testimony from Chairwomen Yellen on the Federal Reserves monetary policy and the state of the US economy on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

What rising interest rates mean for the rest of us

Feb 25, 2015
Rising interest rates: If you think they won't affect you, think again.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, Yellen, loans
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen in Washington, D.C.

Fed minutes still vague on rate-hike timing

Feb 19, 2015
Officials signal they want continued flexibility as they raise interest rates.
Posted In: Fed, interest rates, Federal Reserve
Outside a firm offering payday cash advances in Los Angeles.

Consumer bureau may go after payday loans

Jan 7, 2015
Reform could be coming to payday loan industry in the form of federal regulations.
Posted In: payday loans, interest rates, CFPB

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