The US Fed’s chair Janet Yellen has said previously that she would only consider an interest rate rise once the jobs market had improved
Policymakers will meet again on 16 December when markets will be braced for the prospect of the first rate rise since 2006
The Federal Reserve and Bank of England can’t see that things are good enough to raise interest rates
The Department of Labor reported that 142,000 non-farm jobs were created in the month, well down on the 201,000 that analysts had expected
The new head of the US Federal Reserve has been through four full economic cycles in her career as a professional economist
The US Senate on Monday confirmed Janet Yellen as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 56 to 26.
A week in Washington has convinced me that the economy there has turned the corner. Interest rates are rising, which means that ours will surely follow
Investors take the Fed's announcement as a sign that the US economy is strong enough to support further stock market gains
America's central bank acts after two year budget deal was recently agreed in Congress - removing the threat of another government shutdown in the near future
Economic View: The better the economy does, the quicker rates rise and the greater the pressure on shares
Fresh figures undermine the Chancellor’s boasts amid speculation over tapering
Letter from US Federal Reserve chairman highlights the "long-term promise" of virtual currencies
'Abenomics' seems to be doing the trick for the second-largest economy after two 'lost decades'. Danielle Levy reports
The US Federal Reserve has begun circulating new $100 notes, introducing new anti-counterfeiting features – including a distinctive splash of colour – that have been more than a decade in the making.
Wall Street Bank agrees to make payouts to four regulators in compensation for derivative losses in 2012 costing $6.2bn