The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will keep its benchmark interest rate near zero despite signs the economic recovery is well underway. But it’s clear rates won’t stay near rock-bottom forever. Recent data showing higher consumer prices and lower unemployment will pave the way for unwinding last year’s bond buying and near-zero interest rates. Fed officials did indicate
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This is a comparison of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee statement with the one issued after the Fed’s previous policy-making meeting on April 28. Text removed from the April statement is in red with a horizontal line through the middle. Text appearing for the first time in the new statement is in red and underlined. Black text appears in both
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In this article ORCL Safra Catz, co-chief executive officer of Oracle Corp. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oracle shares fell 3% in extended trading on Tuesday, even though the enterprise software maker issued earnings that came in better than analysts had expected and showed accelerated revenue growth as the pandemic receded. The
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Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images President Joe Biden has consistently pledged not to raise taxes on households making less than $400,000 a year. Whether his tax proposal keeps or breaks that promise depends on one’s frame of reference. Primarily, it’s a question of how an observer considers a taxpayer earning less than $400,000 who has
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday warned about the stock market implications of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell‘s upcoming post-meeting news conference. The Fed is set to release its policy statement at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, at the conclusion of its two-day June gathering. Powell’s Q&A session with reporters is scheduled to follow. Powell’s comments
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Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise Asset Management and executives celebrate the launch of an ETF at the New York Stock Exchange, June 1, 2021. Source: NYSE Henry Kravis, Stanley Druckenmiller and Bridgewater CEO David McCormick have invested in Bitwise Asset Management’s Series B funding. The cryptocurrency index fund manager raised $70 million from a handful
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