Central bank interest rates

Trader Stephen Gilmartin, right, works with specialist Dilip Patel on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street led by declines in banks and industrial companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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November 13, 2019 - 5:08 pm
Wall Street capped a wobbly day for stocks with another record-setting finish Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index each eked out a modest gain that was good enough to nudge them to record highs. The Nasdaq closed just below its all-time high set a day earlier. The...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Federal Reserve cut rates for the third time this year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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November 13, 2019 - 11:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony before the Joint Economic Committee about the outlook for the U.S. economy (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the unemployment rate, already near a 50-year low, could drop...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Powell plans to testify to Congress' Joint Economic Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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November 13, 2019 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening. But for now, in testimony before a congressional panel, Powell expressed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo specialist Gregg Maloney, left, and trader David O'Day work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Nov 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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November 11, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks mostly fell on Monday as uncertainty continues to hang over U.S.-China trade talks, or at least over investors' perception of them. The stock market has been rallying for five weeks in part on optimism that the United States and China are nearing a stopgap deal to calm...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A meandering day of trading left U.S. stock indexes close to their record highs on Wednesday, as strong gains for health care companies jousted with sharp drops in energy stocks. The market took a decisive turn lower in the middle of the day after a report from Reuters said the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo trader Phyllis Arena Woods works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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November 05, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the market that continues mostly upward, even though there's still plenty to worry about. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq closed at record highs yet again on Tuesday, and the S&P 500 closed barely below the all-time high it reached a day earlier. The gains...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, file photo specialist Gregg Maloney, left, and trader John Panin work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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November 01, 2019 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks powered to records Friday after an encouraging jobs report gave reassurance that the economy is still solid, despite the pain U.S. factories are feeling from President Donald Trump's trade war. The Labor Department's report showed that employers added more jobs in October...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, photo, a Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Most Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, after the Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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October 31, 2019 - 2:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after the Federal Reserve cut a key U.S. interest rate. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Shanghai retreated 0.1% after Chinese factory activity weakened more than expected in October. Investors welcomed the Fed's third...
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Specialists James Denaro and Erica Fredrickson work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street as traders hold back ahead of an interest rate announcement from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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October 30, 2019 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in midday trading Wednesday as investors held back ahead of an anticipated decision by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The central bank has been using its power to cut short-term interest rates as a way to shore up the economy amid the costly impact from the U...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Shares have declined in Asia after weak earnings for technology and media companies led stocks lower on Wall Street. The modest pullback came a day after the S&P 500 hit an all-time high. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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October 30, 2019 - 8:07 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares mostly retreated Wednesday as investors eye a possible interest rate cut in the U.S. while hoping for a breakthrough on the U.S.-China trade front. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,308, while Germany's DAX shed 0.1% to 12,925. The CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher. The...
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