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Rate hike is likely this year, says Fed Vice Chair Fischer

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer says he expects the Fed to start raising interest rates sometime this year. Once that happens, though, rates won't likely move in any predictable pattern, he added.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/John Locher)
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What it means if Fed no longer says it’s ‘patient’ on rates

For the Federal Reserve, patience may no longer be a virtue.

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University of Delaware President Patrick Harker speaking in Newark, Del. in 2013. (AP Photo/Saquan Stimpson, File)
University of Delaware President Patrick Harker speaking in Newark, Del. in 2013. (AP Photo/Saquan Stimpson, File)
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Philadephia Fed to be headed by University of Delaware president

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the University of Delaware has been selected to be the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen (Win McNamee, Getty Images)
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Fed stays ‘patient’ on rate hike; notes ultra-low inflation

The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but noted that inflation remains well below its target rate.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Holds News Conference
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds news conference on Sept. 17, 2014 (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Low inflation likely to keep Fed ‘patient’ about a rate hike

The Federal Reserve ended 2014 with a pledge to be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows. The way things are going, its patience may endure for a long while.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike; stocks soar

The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

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The Federal Reserve building
The Federal Reserve building (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: Considerable time."

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a Board of Governors meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a Board of Governors meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Regulators set rules meant to ward off future bank crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators are set to require big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest move under congressional mandate to lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Holds News Conference On Interest Rates
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Yellen: US economy still needs help from Fed

The U.S. economy still isn't healthy enough to grow at a consistently strong pace without the Federal Reserve's help.

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