Just when the Federal Reserve thought it was safe to start slowly
dialing back its monetary stimulus program, out comes a surprisingly
weak December jobs report that raises questions about how sturdy the
economy actually is.
Signs that the economy was building up momentum led to this week’s
decision by the Federal Reserve to trim its monetary stimulus effort.
Friday’s final third-quarter GDP numbers told us just how strong that
When the Federal Reserve’s Open Markets Committee meets in Washington on
Tuesday and Wednesday, markets will be looking for an answer to that
question: Will the Fed finally begin the long-awaited taper of its $85
billion monthly bond purchases, or will action be delayed until early