The Federal Reserve board members debate cutting key interest rate in Washington
The Federal Reserve Building is seen in Washington as board members debated lowering the prime interest rate to near zero , December 16, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch.
The Treasury Department's Twitter page displayed Jack Lew's official signature as it will be seen on U.S. currency.
The price for a barrel of crude oil inched higher overnight, but failed to reach $99 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Wednesday morning.
The price for a barrel of crude oil held steady above $98 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday.
U.S. markets churned higher Tuesday after the Commerce Department said price inflation remained muted in May.
U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in May, keeping the 12-month inflation well under the U.S. Federal Reserve's target rate of 2 percent or lower.
President Obama indicated he would replace U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires next year.
Americans can expect mortgage rates to climb, selling homes to get tougher and interest rates to increase on credit cards, auto purchases and home equity loans.
U.S. markets posted gains Monday, as economic data looked positive in reports not considered particularly major newsmakers.
A monthly survey of U.S. economists found concern the Federal Reserve would adjust monetary policy based on inaccurate growth projections.
Manufacturing activity rose modestly in New York in June, despite declines in most categories, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday.