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Fed's Williams: Managing Soft Landing Is Fed's Biggest Task Right Now



New York Fed leader John Williams said Thursday the biggest challenge policy makers face right now is keeping the economy moving forward after years of expansion.




Fed Weighs Wait-And-See Approach on Future Rate Rises



Federal Reserve officials are considering whether to signal a new wait-and-see mentality after a likely interest-rate increase at their meeting in December, which could slow the pace of rate increases next year.




Wild Markets Pinch Trading, Vexing Investors



The Dow Jones Industrial Average stormed back from a nearly 800-point decline to end Thursday slightly lower, the latest in a series of wild swings rattling investors who worry that ongoing volatility could crimp liquidity among stocks, bonds and other assets.




Feds Move to Expand Drilling by Undoing 2015 Deal to Protect Bird



The Trump administration on Thursday moved to open millions of acres of public lands in the West to new oil and gas drilling and increased grazing by easing restrictions meant to protect a native bird.




U.S. Becomes Net Exporter of Oil, Fuels



In a symbolic milestone that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago-and may yet prove short lived-the U.S. is now the world's top producer of oil and natural gas.




Regulators Will Move to Rein In Proxy Advisers in 2019, SEC Chairman Says



Securities regulators will consider a series of changes to curb the impact of consultants who advise on shareholder votes at public companies, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton said, responding to business groups who have argued they wield outsize influence.




Fed's Bostic: Interest Rates 'Within Shouting Distance' of Neutral



Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said the U.S. central bank should continue raising interest rates, though he advocated for caution given mounting uncertainty in the economy.




U.S. Household Net Worth Rose by $2.07 Trillion in 3rd Quarter



The total net worth of U.S. households rose to $109 trillion during the third quarter of 2018, as higher property and stock prices boosted the wealth of Americans.




Why Huawei Matters



Huawei Technologies Co. has been the target of a yearslong, multipronged effort by Washington to limit the telecom-equipment giant's footprint, both in the U.S. and around the world.




Congress Passes Temporary Spending Bill



Both the House and the Senate passed a two-week spending patch to avert a government shutdown as lawmakers debate whether to increase funding for border security. President Trump said he would sign it.






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