The Fed plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a job market that isn't yet healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels.
The global economy has stumbled, and financial markets have been volatile. But that doesn't mean the Federal Reserve plans any major policy shifts.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen says the nation's rising wealth gap concerns her, and asks whether it's compatible with American values, during a speech in Boston.
The Federal Reserve is weighing turning its annual health check for big banks into s tool it could use to prevent a build up of excessive financial risks.
Wall Street had its best day of the year, Wednesday, erasing a steep loss from the day before. Investors were reacting to minutes from the Fed's latest policy meeting.
The Fed's debate on whether to change its interest rate guidance heated up last month, with officials saying the central bank risked misleading investors.
U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in August in the category that covers auto loans and student loans but cut back on their credit card borrowing.
Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1.
The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow to a record high.
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.