interest rates


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
Think of the yield curve in terms of Chutes and Ladders.

Why you should care about the yield curve

Sep 9, 2015
It reflects what investors think will happen to the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, yield, yield curve, bonds, Treasuries, whiteboard
Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen holding a news conference back in March in Washington, D.C. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates this month, though many have doubt the move.

Weekly Wrap: August jobs report and interest rates

Sep 4, 2015
Leigh Gallagher and John Carney join Amy Scott to recap the week.
Posted In: jobs report, interest rates, Federal Reserve

China cuts interest rates yet again

Aug 25, 2015
China's Central Bank has stepped in after another index drop.
Posted In: China, stock market, interest rates
The Federal Reserve building

China throws the Fed a curve ball

Aug 19, 2015
July's meeting minutes will provide some clues on coming interest rates hikes.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed minutes, interest rates
Republican presidential candidates shown arriving on stage for the Republican presidential debate Thursday.

Weekly Wrap: Unemployment, the Fed and the GOP debate

Aug 7, 2015
Jo Ling Kent and Leigh Gallagher join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Unemployment, wages, GOP, debate, Federal Reserve, interest rates
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