Martin Crutsinger

Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials were almost ready to raise interest rates in September but held off because of China’s economic... Read more

Economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in spring


WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But that growth likely... Read more

Yellen expects Fed to increase rates by year's end...


WASHINGTON — Fede­ral Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Thursday that she expects the central bank to begin raising... Read more

Fed survery finds housing, auto sales boosting growth


WASHINGTON — While U.S. housing and auto sales showed strength over the summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China’s... Read more

Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data, markets could tip Fed to...

WASHINGTON — What once seemed a sure bet – that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September – suddenly appears less certain... Read more