Stocks surged Thursday and the S&P 500 closed at a record high as a weaker dollar offered the possibility of stronger sales for U.S. multinationals.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, and producer prices resumed their downward trend in April.
Stocks ended lower Tuesday after a recent run-up in global bond yields unsettled investors already concerned about an eventual Federal Reserve rate hike.
Changes in the labor force may allow the economy to sustain a much lower rate of joblessness in the future without fear of inflation, the Chicago Fed says.
Stock indexes ended more than 1 percent higher Friday after strong employment data indicated U.S. economic growth was picking up momentum.
Stocks ended lower Wednesday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen warned of high valuations, adding to anxiety about future interest rates and a global bond rout.
Janet Yellen says banking regulators have made progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in decades.
The Fed's decision Wednesday, approved 10-0, means it will keep its key rate near zero, where it's been since December 2008.
When the Fed finally raises interest rates, firms focused on consumer discretionary goods, finance and tech could be set for gains.
If interest rates rise, even slightly, they could send home prices -- and home values -- lower, simply by reducing the ability of buyers to pay for a home.
Fed officials acknowledged risks to the economy in March's meeting but remained confident enough in the recovery to continue a planned rate hike this year.
Stocks rose Monday as expectations that the Fed will postpone any interest rate increases offset concerns about Friday's surprisingly weak jobs report.
More research is needed to understand what policies allow people to move up the economic ladder and what holds them back, Fed Chair Janet Yellen says.
Ben Bernanke, who spent eight years as the head of the nation's central bank carefully watching his every comment, is getting a new title - blogger.
Stocks rose modestly Friday and major indexes snapped a four-day losing streak after news of merger talks among chipmakers lifted the technology sector.
An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve may be warranted later this year, with a gradual path expected to follow, the central bank's chief says.
The day will come when the Fed nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. Here's what may happen next.
All 10 S&P sectors rise as the Federal Reserve removes the word patient from its language on when to raise interest rates.
The Federal Reserve moved a step closer Wednesday to a much anticipated first rate hike since 2006 by removing the word patient from its language.
The Dow and S&P 500 fell Tuesday as commodity-related shares declined and nervousness increased ahead of a Fed statement, while the Nasdaq edged higher.
Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening job market, its task is getting more complicated.
U.S. stocks rallied Monday as the dollar eased back from its recent rally and worries softened about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
Surrounding this week's Fed policy meeting is the expectation that it will no longer use 'patient' to describe its stance on raising interest rates.
Stocks dropped Tuesday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest decline in two months, on strengthening views the Federal Reserve may raise rates as early as June.
Stocks closed lower Wednesday for the second day in a row, as investors stepped back after a recent rally. Health care stocks were the only bright spot.
The Fed says the economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions.
Great deals on balance transfers and low-interest credit cards will evaporate once the Federal Reserve raises rates.
Stocks ended higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at record levels following testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Capitol Hill.
The economy is making steady progress, but the Fed remains patient in raising interest rates, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tells Congress.
Stocks ended nearly flat Wednesday, with word that Fed officials last month expressed concern about raising interest rates too soon limiting the decline.