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Economic rescue balloons past $1 trillion as talks resume

Negotiators from Congress and the White House are racing to strike a deal on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package.

Fed takes emergency steps to slash rates and ease bank rules

The Federal Reserve took emergency action Sunday to help the economy withstand the coronavirus by slashing its benchmark interest rate to near zero and saying it would buy $700 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds.
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Fed cuts interest rates over coronavirus

The Federal Reserve announced a surprise rate cut of half a percentage point on Tuesday in an effort to mitigate the economic impacts of the coronavirusĀ outbreak on the U.S. economy.

Federal Reserve, FDIC approve merger of BB&T, SunTrust banks

The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday approved the $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust, clearing the last hurdles in creating the sixth-largest bank in the U.S.
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Feds cuts interest rates for second time in seven weeks

The Federal Reserve further cut interest rates Wednesday as it tries to extend the U.S. economic expansion in the face of President Donald Trump's trade war with China and geopolitical risks such as the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.
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Federal Reserve cuts key interest rate, first reduction in more than decade

The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump's trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook.

Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut

Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade.

US employers add a weak 75,000 jobs; unemployment stays 3.6%

U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth and widening trade conflicts.
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US adds robust 263K jobs; unemployment at 49-year low: 3.6%

U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand.

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