Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday for any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.
The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.
Producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates.
The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August.
Americans are getting less cautious about spending. Consumers stepped up their borrowing in July, led by rising auto loans and higher credit card balances.
The economy strengthened in all regions of the country in July and August, in areas from consumer spending to auto sales to tourism, the Fed reports.
A majority of economists believe the Federal Reserve is doing the right things to help repair the U.S. economy, a new survey shows.
A speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about the direction of interest rates in the coming months, and tensions between Ukraine and Russia surged.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is to address an annual Fed conference, and investors will be seeking any hints of when the Fed will start raising rates.
Home resales rise to a 10-month high and the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fall, signaling strength in the economy.
U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses.
The stock market rose for a third straight day despite a report from the Fed that showed most central bank officials ready to raise interest rates soon.
Some Fed officials think the economy is improving fast enough that they'll need to raise interest rates sooner than previously expected.
Consumer prices barely rose in July as declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents.
New U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.
A survey by the Federal Reserve shows that a quarter of U.S. households say they're "just getting by" financially.
After a grim start to 2014, the economy has rebounded with vigor, but whether the Fed will raise interest rates sooner than expected remains unclear.
Stocks end mixed after the Federal Reserve gave a rosier assessment of the U.S. economy while reaffirming that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.
The Fed presses ahead with its plan to wind down its bond-buying stimulus, while reaffirming it is in no rush to raise interest rates.
An improving economy could force the Fed to shift into rate hiking gear sooner than it would like, some Fed watchers say.
The U.S. economy continued to expand in recent weeks, with manufacturing activity widening and employers reporting difficulties finding skilled workers.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen will have some good news to tell Congress about the health of the labor market. But lawmakers will likely want to hear more.
The Federal Reserve's controversial bond buying program also known as quantitative easing is gearing up for its finale.