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A Russian ruble coin is pictured in front of the Kremlin in central Moscow.

Russia ramps up response as ruble plummets

Dec 16, 2014
Dramatic interest rate hikes are a first step, but Russia's economy will need more.
Posted In: ruble, Russia, debt, interest rates
Janet Yellen

How will low inflation complicate the Fed’s plans?

Sep 17, 2014
Today's CPI numbers came in low despite Yellen's hint that interest rates could be on the upswing.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, The Fed, interest rates, CPI

On pins and needles for the next words from the Fed

Sep 15, 2014
Fed watchers are obsessed with two words right now: “considerable time.”
Posted In: stock, interest rates, The Federal Reserve
European Central Bank

The European Central Bank whips out the big guns

Sep 4, 2014
The ECB announced a surprise cut in interest rates.
Posted In: European Central Bank, interest rates, stimulus
ECB

European Central Bank cuts interest rates

Sep 4, 2014
In an unexpected move, the ECB cut rates to 0.05 percent.
Posted In: European Central Bank, interest rates

Homeowners brace for another foreclosure wave

Jul 2, 2014
Interest rates cut in the housing crisis will start to rise again this year.
Posted In: foreclosures, home ownership, interest rates

Yellen's big speech number two

Apr 18, 2014
Kai talks with Felix Salmon from Reuters and Catherine Rampell of the Washinton Post about the week's biggest economic news.
Posted In: Yellen, interest rates

How your mortgage is related to the debt ceiling

Feb 12, 2014
...not to mention the Federal Reserve and treasury yields.
Posted In: Treasury bill, mortgage, Mortgages, loans, interest rates, Banks, lending, emerging markets

A Fed explainer: What's Reverse Repo?

Jan 14, 2014
The Fed is testing out new tools to fight inflation that may be coming down the road.
Posted In: Fed, Yellen, Reverse Repo, interest rates

Why we can't let go of the fixed-rate mortgage

Nov 26, 2013
There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

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