A job seeker attends  a career fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Texas. Photograph: Ben Torres/Bloomberg

US employers maintained a solid pace of hiring for a second straight month in March, further evidence the economy was shifting into higher gear(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, during a news conference yesterday. The Fed says it will look at a wide range of data in determining when to raise its benchmark interest rate from zero. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Most European stocks slipped as investors weighed the remark by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that bench(...)

Tokyo’s Nikkei stock average  bucked the trend overnight and eked out a 0.4 per cent gain.  Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Stock markets slipped today, while major bond and currency markets held steady ahead of a US Federal Reserve policy decision later in the day a(...)

Fed officials, including chair Janet Yellen, have viewed the weakness in payrolls, which has been replicated in data such as retail sales, industrial production and home building, as largely weather-related and temporary. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US job growth rose more than expected in February, which could ease fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic growth and k(...)

Vincent Crowley, IN&M chief executive: news that he is to step down met a  marginal response on the Iseq, as a broker said  there had been “rumours for some time”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US stocks climbed yesterday as remarks from Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen bolstered confidence that(...)

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Image of the week: Yellen meets Lagarde In pictorial evidence that more than one woman can stalk the conference rooms of global power without th(...)

Ben Bernanke: described European response as “striking”. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The US Federal Reserve worried about “erratic” and “uncoordinated” European approaches to the financial crisis in the wake of the collapse of Lehma(...)

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has pledged to maintain her predecessor’s stimulus policy. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

European stocks climbed yesterday, extending a third consecutive weekly gain, as investors heeded newly installed Federal Rese(...)

“Money doesn’t talk; it swears”:   New records throw fresh light on a debate over whether to loosen monetary policy in the face of a crisis that was fast engulfing financial markets in 2008. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Federal Reserve policymakers, in a tense meeting on one of the darkest days of the 2008 financial crisis, were worried the failure of Lehman Br(...)

Commuters stand on a platform as they wait to board a train at a station in Tokyo, Japan. Japan’s economy grew just 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, compared with the previous quarter, confounding forecasts of a 0.7 per cent gain. The disappointing result will keep pressure on the Bank of Japan to support the economy once an increase in the sales tax goes through in April. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Asian shares built on their recent rally overnighty as worries about emerging markets continued to ebb, sucking the safe-haven support out of t(...)

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