Items Tagged with 'Federal Reserve'


Economist: Rate hike aims to spur expansion

The Federal Reserve plans to continue incremental increases in 2018.

December 15, 2017
Following better-than-expected job growth in November, the Federal Reserve on Dec. 13 voted to raise the federal funds interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point. Read More

Retailers’ short-term optimism is rising with the temperatures

June 6, 2014
LANSING — Michigan retailers welcomed a long-awaited rise in sales during April with a burst of optimism about sales for the rest of spring and early summer, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

How does 'tapering' affect markets?

December 17, 2013
The Federal Reserve has a communication problem. Read More