Several factors will influence the Fed’s decisions in the coming months on whether it needs to keep reducing borrowing rates to try to help sustain the U.S. economic expansion now in its 11th year.
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The mortgage industry has added almost 5,000 employees since March. It’s a stark reversal from a year ago, when the Federal Reserve was hiking interest rates and banks were cutting thousands of jobs.
Facebook has said it’s eyeing next year for the launch of Libra, which has drawn the ire of skeptical lawmakers, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and President Donald Trump.
Delivering the central bank’s semiannual report to Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that since Fed officials met last month, “uncertainties around trade tensions and concerns about the strength of the global economy continue to weigh on the U.S. economic outlook.”
Ball State University has vacated its Indianapolis Center at the corner of South Meridian and East Maryland streets, where it has been for 13 years. A bank that’s been embroiled in a legal battle with its landlord is making plans to move its downtown branch to the space.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the downside risks to the U.S. economy have increased recently, reinforcing the case among policy makers for somewhat lower interest rates.
In its statement Wednesday, the Fed removed a reference to being “patient” about adjusting rates. That suggested that the Fed is now inclined to begin cutting rates for the first time in more than a decade. It remains unclear when that might happen.
Economists say when—or even whether—the Fed eases credit this year will depend on a host of factors that are hard to predict.
President Donald Trump said he thinks economic growth and stock market indexes would be substantially higher if the Federal Reserve hadn’t raised interest rates so much.
Expectations are rising that the Fed will cut rates at least once and possibly twice before year's end, in part because of the consequences of the trade war.
The bank will use the three-story building that fronts Monument Circle for lending offices and a branch location. The magazine’s staff plans to move into the adjacent headquarters for Emmis Communications.
The Federal Reserve signaled that no rate hikes are likely in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation.
The Federal Reserve this week will likely reinforce a theme that has cheered consumers and investors since the start of the year.
In a broadcast interview, Trump said without the Fed’s rate hikes last year and moves to trim its bond holdings, the economy would have grown by more than 4 percent.
A year after the release of the fifth and final phase of its NextGen platform, Carmel-based financial software firm Baker Hill is experiencing significant growth, which CEO John M. Deignan says should continue for several years.
The monetary policy body on Wednesday left its key interest rate unchanged and projected no rate hikes in 2019, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United States and abroad.
The message the Federal Reserve is poised to send when its latest policy meeting ends this week is a soothing one. It reflects an abrupt shift in tone since the start of the year.
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