interest rates


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

2015 could be the year the Fed hikes interest rates

Jan 5, 2015
How much could interest rates go up this year? And what would that mean for consumers?
Posted In: The Fed, interest rates, bankrate
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

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