U.S. bond worries remain after dovish Fed meeting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The prospect of higher U.S. Treasury yields remains a central focus of investors, even after the Federal Reserve assured markets it would keep measures in place to support growth despite expectations of a powerful economic rebound.FILE

Fed extends Main Street loan program as last-minute applications surge

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) questions Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a hearing on “Examination of Loans to Businesses Critical to Maintaining National Security” before the Congressional Oversight Commission at Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, U.S., December

Fed's Evans sees no rate hikes until late 2023, maybe 2024

FILE PHOTO: Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speaks during the Global Interdependence Center Members Delegation Event in Mexico City, Mexico, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido(Reuters) – Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said Monday there is still

Fed policymakers double down on vow to keep interest rates near zero

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hoping to convince investors they will keep monetary policy super easy for years, two Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday explicitly pledged no rate hikes until inflation gets to 2% and stays there. The Fed’s governing board made

Fed policymakers call for fiscal support to save U.S. economy

(Reuters) – The U.S. economy, battered by a resurgence in the spread of COVID-19, needs increased government spending to tide over households and businesses and broader use of masks to better control the virus, U.S. central bankers said on Monday.

Fed policymakers worry growth plateauing, pledge more support

(Reuters) – A surge in coronavirus cases that threatens to pinch consumer spending and job gains just as some stimulus programs are due to expire has Federal Reserve policymakers worried, with at least one pledging more support ahead from the

Mnuchin sees support for re-directing expiring coronavirus loan funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday said up to $140 billion in possible small business loans could be refocused to support restaurants, hotels and other industries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The remaining funds authorized