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1. Fed officials discussed hiking rates to 'restrictive' level -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month debated how high they should raise interest rates to achieve their economic goals, with some arguing that they might need to lift rates to a level that would modestly restrain growth.

2. US regulators lift strict oversight of Prudential -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of federal regulators on Wednesday lifted the strict government oversight imposed on big insurer Prudential Financial Inc. It was the last financial company still carrying the label that subjected it to special restrictions stemming from the 2008 financial crisis.

3. Trump escalates his attacks on Fed: 'My biggest threat' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up his attacks on the Federal Reserve, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that the Fed is "my biggest threat" because he thinks it's raising interest rates too quickly.

4. Trump steps up his attacks on Federal Reserve's rate hikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday escalated his attack on the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases, asserting that "the Fed is out of control" and blaming it for this week's plunge in stock prices.

5. US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after a big gain in August.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the September gain in its closely watched consumer price index followed a 0.2 percent rise in August. It was the smallest monthly gain since June.

6. Tech stock rally helps snap losing streak as rough week ends -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rebounded Friday, clawing back some of the week's steep losses, but the turbulent trading of the last few days left no doubt that the relative calm the markets enjoyed all summer had been shattered.

7. Stocks sink again as job gains send bond yields higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock and bond prices fell again Friday after the Labor Department said the economy continues to add jobs at a strong pace, and investors worried about a three-day surge in yields.

8. Fed Chair Powell says gradual rate hikes best approach -

BOSTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank's current gradual approach to raising interest rates.

Powell said the combination of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment shows the country is going through "extraordinary times."

9. Powell: Fed rate increases are intended to prolong recovery -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the economy is healthy and that the Fed's steady interest rate increases are intended to prolong its expansion.

10. More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes -

DETROIT (AP) — From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trump's tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices.

11. US economy grew at robust 4.2 percent rate in Q2 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years, though economists believe growth has slowed in the current quarter partly because of a drag from trade.

12. More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes -

DETROIT (AP) — From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trump's tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices.

13. Fed raises rates for 3rd time this year with 1 more expected -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled its confidence Wednesday in the U.S. economy by raising a key interest rate for a third time this year, forecasting another rate hike before year's end and predicting that it will continue to tighten credit into 2020 to help manage growth and inflation.

14. Fed's 3rd hike this year expected despite rising trade risks -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set this week to raise interest rates for a third time this year to prevent the economy from growing too fast. But with President Donald Trump's trade fights posing a risk to the U.S. economy, the Fed may soon be ready to slow its hikes.

15. Powell signals more hikes ahead if US economy stays strong -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong.

Powell added that while annual inflation has risen to near the Fed's 2 percent target rate, it doesn't seem likely to accelerate above that point. That suggests that he doesn't foresee a need for the Fed to step up its rate hikes. Next month, the Fed is widely expected to resume raising rates.

16. Fed official: Trump's complaints won't affect rate decisions -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Federal Reserve official said Thursday that she favors two more interest rate increases this year despite complaints from President Donald Trump that the Fed's continuing rate hikes risk slowing the U.S. economy.

17. S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs -

Wall Street ended a week of milestones with a few more Friday.

The benchmark S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high, just two days after the current bull market in U.S. stocks became the longest in history. The Nasdaq composite and the Russell 2000 indexes also ended the day at all-time highs.

18. Fed minutes signal rate hike likely at September meeting -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month said that a strengthening economy meant that it would "likely soon be appropriate" to boost their benchmark interest rate, a strong signal that rates will be going up in September.

19. S&P 500 marks longest bull run on mixed day for indexes -

The bull market in U.S. stocks is now the longest on record.

The current bull run on Wall Street became the longest in history on Wednesday at 3,453 days, beating the bull market of the 1990s that ended in the dot-com collapse in 2000.

20. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for July 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales, July 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

21. US businesses cast wider net as jobless rate hits 3.9 pct. -

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. unemployment rate near a five-decade low, companies are looking harder for employees, and in some cases finding them right at their own workplaces.

Businesses are adding more hours for part-timers and converting contractors to full-time workers. Americans with fewer skills are also benefiting from hiring managers' desperation: The unemployment rate for those without a high-school degree fell to a record low in July.

22. Fed is set to leave rates alone as trade war raises anxiety -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will meet this week to assess an economy that has just enjoyed a healthy spurt of growth but faces a flurry of trade fights pushed by President Donald Trump that could imperil that growth over time.

23. Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence, saying he was "not happy" with the Fed's recent interest rate increases.

Trump told CNBC in an interview: "I don't like all of this work that we're putting into the economy and then I see rates going up."

24. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for June 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales, June 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

25. US stocks edge higher as airlines, railroads and banks jump -

NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains for banks and transportation companies like airlines and railroads took U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Wednesday. Other parts of the market didn't move much.

United Continental had its best day in two years after it said strong demand is resulting in higher ticket prices, while railroad company CSX said it's still cutting costs and improving operations. Their competitors also jumped.

26. Powell says strong economy will keep rate hikes coming -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that strong economic growth will keep the central bank on a path to gradually raise interest rates. But he noted that President Donald Trump's get-tough trade policies run the risk of dampening future growth if they lead to permanently higher tariffs.

27. US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as retailers, technology and household goods companies all made solid gains and helped the market shake off a weak start. Netflix slumped after investors were disappointed with the streaming video company's subscriber growth.

28. Federal Reserve projects further gradual hikes in key rate -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects low unemployment and rising inflation will keep it on track to raise interest rates at a gradual pace over the next two years. By late 2019, the Fed says its key policy rate should be at a level that will be slightly restrictive for growth.

29. Fed Chair Powell says economy in 'good place' at moment -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the economy is in a "good place" at the moment with low unemployment and inflation rising toward the Fed's optimal range. But he says rising trade tensions and higher tariffs could end up being a drag on growth.

30. Central bank chiefs of 4 major nations raise trade concerns -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the central banks of four major economies are expressing alarm that multiple trade conflicts are threatening to slow global growth.

The officials say the escalating trade fights involving the United States, China and Europe could erode business confidence, lead companies to delay investment and hurt the global economy. The central bank leaders add, though, that so far there's scant evidence that this has happened yet.

31. Fed chair signals gradual rate hikes in tame inflation era -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Federal Reserve will likely keep raising short-term interest rates at only a gradual pace, Fed chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday, partly because there are few signs, so far, that the ultra-low U.S. unemployment rate is pushing up inflation.

32. Why many Americans aren't benefiting from robust US economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — "The economy," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, "is doing very well."

And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960's. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth is up.

33. US retail sales boom in May, but inflation is lurking -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose by the most in six months in May, a sign that confident consumers are leading a strong economic rebound after a slow start to the year.

Yet with high gas prices and inflation eating away at income gains made by workers, Americans may not be able to maintain this level of spending.

34. Weak pay growth puzzles Fed chief, just like everyone else -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Halfway through a news conference Wednesday, the head of the world's most powerful central bank was asked a question weighing on the minds — and the checking accounts — of Americans everywhere:

35. Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases.

36. Senate panel approves nominations for 2 Fed board seats -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Columbia University professor Richard Clarida to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The panel also approved the nomination of Kansas bank commissioner Michelle Bowman to fill another vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.

37. Fed watchers await rate forecast with a hike all but certain -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another interest rate increase is all but certain when the Federal Reserve meets this week. What's not so sure is whether the vigorous U.S. economy will lead the Fed to accelerate its rate hikes in the months ahead — a move that could raise the risk of a recession.

38. Fed proposes easing rule that limits risky bank trading -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is proposing to ease a rule aimed at defusing the kind of risk-taking on Wall Street that helped trigger the 2008 financial meltdown.

The Fed under new leadership on Wednesday unveiled proposed changes to the Volcker Rule, which bars banks' risky trading bets for their own profit with depositors' money. The changes would match the strictest applications of the rule to banks that do the most trading.

39. Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed -

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed's independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system.

40. Fed's Powell: Rate hikes should not upend the global economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moves by the Fed and other major central banks to raise interest rates after a long period of keeping them low should not be disruptive to the global economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

41. Fed keeps key rate steady but notes rising inflation -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged but says that inflation is climbing after years of being stuck below the Fed's target level.

The Fed on Wednesday left its key short-term rate at 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent, the level it set in March after its sixth increase since December 2015. The Fed is gradually tightening credit to control inflation against the backdrop of a tight labor market and a pickup in consumer prices.

42. Fed is set to leave rates alone but to hike later in year -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is all but sure to leave interest rates unchanged this week, though steady economic growth and inflation pressures will likely keep the Fed on a path toward further rate hikes later this year.

43. Trump puts forward 2 more nominees for Fed board -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has selected Columbia University professor Richard Clarida to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and Kansas bank commissioner Michelle Bowman to fill another vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.

44. Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate and signaling confidence in the U.S. economy's durability but plans to continue a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new chairman, Jerome Powell.

45. After a day of wobbling, indexes end down -

NEW YORK (AP) — After a jittery afternoon of trading, major U.S. stock indexes fell Wednesday while smaller companies fared better. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as investors expected, and said it could raise rates at a quicker pace next year.

46. Investors cautious ahead of Fed interest rate decision -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors are cautious as they await the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's first meeting under its new chairman, Jerome Powell, and his subsequent news conference.

47. What's likely as Fed meeting ends and Powell takes questions -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials are meeting this week for the first time under their new chairman, Jerome Powell, whose news conference to follow is stirring high anticipation.

The Fed is set to announce its first interest rate increase of the year, a testament to the continued strength of the economy and of the job market in particular. The central bank raised rates modestly three times in 2017 under Powell's predecessor, Janet Yellen, whom he succeeded last month. Over time, a rise in the Fed's benchmark rate tends to cause many consumer and business loan rates, including mortgages, to rise as well.

48. Stock mostly higher but Facebook sinks again; Oracle plunges -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again.

49. Fed set to raise rates as Powell gives 1st news conference -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's first meeting under Jerome Powell's leadership will likely end Wednesday with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes.

50. US stocks power higher in latest lightning shift for markets -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off morning losses on Monday and surged in the afternoon to send the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its best day in a week. It's the latest turn for a market suddenly prone to quick shifts not only day to day but also hour to hour, as investors question whether President Donald Trump will really risk a trade war.

51. US mortgage rates up for 8th week; 30-year at 4.43 percent -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates crept higher this week, marking the eighth straight week that it cost more to borrow to buy a home.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.43 percent this week from 4.40 percent last week. The new average for the benchmark rate is the highest since January 2014. The 30-year rate stood at 4.10 percent a year ago.

52. Markets trying to judge level of Powell's optimism -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell had a smooth public debut in his new job as head of the nation's central bank. But investors want to know whether he is really as optimistic about economic prospects as he appeared to be.

53. S&P 500 erases early plunge and rises to cap frenetic week -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks went on another dizzying ride Friday and worked their way back from an early-morning plunge to send the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its first gain in four days. It was just the latest swing in a frenetic week for markets around the world as investors recalibrated — again and again — how worried to be about a possible trade war and a more aggressive Federal Reserve.

54. Stock indexes waver as investors parse Fed chief's comments -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes wavered Thursday as investors dissected Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's latest comments before Congress for clues about the future path of interest rates.

55. Stocks fall as S&P 500 closes out cruelest month in 2 years -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank again on Wednesday and cemented February as the worst month for the market in two years.

Not only was the month's loss sharp, at 3.9 percent for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, it was also the first in a long time. S&P 500 index funds snapped a record-setting run where they had made money for 15 straight months, including dividends.

56. Powell says outlook strong, signaling gradual rate hikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress Tuesday that the outlook for the U.S. economy "remains strong" despite the recent stock market turbulence, keeping the central bank on track to gradually raise interest rates.

57. 5 things to watch for as new Fed chair Powell meets Congress -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jerome Powell testifies to Congress on Tuesday in his first public appearance as chairman of the Federal Reserve, investors will be paying close attention to his every word.

Financial markets are always on high alert for any hints of policy shifts when the leader of the world's most powerful central bank speaks publicly. But in this case, they will be listening with particular care. It will be the first time they will hear Powell articulate his views since he succeeded Janet Yellen.

58. Treasury yields rise, stocks slide following Fed testimony -

NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury yields rose Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index slid to its first loss in four days after the head of the Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy.

59. 5 things to watch for as new Fed chair Powell meets Congress -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jerome Powell testifies to Congress on Tuesday in his first public appearance as chairman of the Federal Reserve, investors will be paying close attention to his every word.

Financial markets are always on high alert for any hints of policy shifts when the leader of the world's most powerful central bank speaks publicly. But in this case, they will be listening with particular care. It will be the first time they will hear Powell articulate his views since he succeeded Janet Yellen.

60. Stocks power higher again as Treasury yields ease -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped on Monday, with gains again accelerating in the last hour of trading, as markets around the world continue to claw back from a sharp tumble earlier this month.

The Standard & Poor's 500 powered to a third straight gain, and the index has erased about two-thirds of its 10 percent loss since setting a record a month ago.

61. Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen.

62. Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting believed that a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts had raised the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases.

63. How the market's turmoil could affect Fed's rate decisions -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wall Street has thrown a rather sour welcoming party for Jerome Powell. On Monday, Powell's very first day as Federal Reserve chairman, the Dow Jones industrial average suffered its worst percentage drop since 2011.

64. Why investors' fear of high inflation is probably overblown -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The past week's stomach-churning stock market losses were ignited by a sudden and contagious fear of surging inflation and higher interest rates. Many investors worried that inflation would send borrowing rates up and sap corporate profits, stock prices and the U.S. economy.

65. Powell sworn in as 16th chairman of Federal Reserve -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell has been sworn in as the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve in a brief ceremony in the Fed's board room. In a short video message, Powell pledged to "support continued economic growth, a healthy job market and price stability."

66. Big pay gains for US workers contribute to Wall St. sell-off -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising and stocks sinking.

67. Wages up by most in 8 years as US adds a robust 200K jobs -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, encouraging trends that suggest that the economy may accelerate this year.

68. 5 Things: How Yellen's Fed tenure will be remembered -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Janet Yellen leaves the Federal Reserve this weekend after four years as chair, her legacy will include having shattered a social barrier: She is the first woman to have led the world's most powerful central bank, a position that carries enormous sway over the global economy.

69. Fed leaves key rate unchanged at Yellen's final meeting -

The Federal Reserve has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged but signaled that it expects to resume raising rates gradually to reflect a healthy job market and economy.

At Janet Yellen's final meeting as chair Wednesday, the Fed kept its key short-term rate in a still-low range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. It said in a statement that it expects inflation to finally pick up this year and to stabilize around the Fed's target level of 2 percent. In its previous statement, the Fed had predicted that inflation would remain below its target rate.

70. Fed is likely to hold rates steady at Yellen's final meeting -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen's final Federal Reserve policy meeting will likely bring an uneventful end this week to her four-year tenure as Fed chair but perhaps offer hints of the central bank's approach to interest rates in the months to follow.

71. Powell taking over as Fed chairman at time of economic calm -

WASHINGTON (AP) — It would seem like a pretty good time to take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Jerome Powell has won Senate confirmation to head the U.S. central bank, inheriting an economy on a roll, a booming stock market and unemployment at a 17-year low.

72. Quarles lays out road map for bank regulations -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's top official on financial regulation is putting forward a wide-ranging agenda for improving the way the nation's banks are regulated, saying he wants to focus on "efficiency, transparency and simplicity."

73. Senate committee approves nomination of Powell for Fed chair -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee has voted for a second time to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

The approval Wednesday was by voice vote, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, voting no. The re-vote was needed because the full Senate did not take up Powell's nomination last year. The term of current Fed Chair Janet Yellen ends on Feb. 3.

74. Middle Tennessee's $1M-plus residential transactions for 2017 -

There were 735 homes selling for $1 million or more in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Sumner and Wilson counties in 2017, according to Chandler Reports.

Davidson County had the most with 386, followed by Williamson (316), Sumner (21), Wilson (10) and Rutherford (2).

75. Fed officials hopeful for economic boost from tax cuts -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed last month that the U.S. tax overhaul would likely benefit the economy, but they were split on whether the resulting growth would warrant a faster pace of rate hikes this year.

76. Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession.

77. 3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve today -

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year.

78. Fed set to raise rates as Yellen gives final news conference -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors seem certain about this: The Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates this week for the third time this year.

They're less sure about what the central bank might have in store for 2018, and they will look to Janet Yellen's final news conference as Fed chair Wednesday for any clues.

79. Senate panel approves Jerome Powell as Fed chairman -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

The committee vote was 22-1 with all Republicans and every Democrat except Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., supporting the nomination.

80. Trump to nominate economics professor to Federal Reserve -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate Marvin Goodfriend, a Carnegie Mellon University economics professor, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, the latest step in the administration's effort to put its stamp on the nation's central bank.

81. Yellen suggests a continuation of gradual rate hikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed expects to continue raising interest rates gradually. And she sought to assure lawmakers that the Fed would take care not to choke off any extra growth generated by tax cuts as long as inflation stayed tame.

82. Powell says he favors loosening some bank regulations -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's pick to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, told senators at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that he believes some bank regulations can be rolled back — something the administration and Wall Street favor. But he stressed that he will protect the central bank's political independence, calling it vital for the Fed's role.

83. Powell casts himself as a figure of stability for the Fed -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices.

84. Banks power solid gains for US stocks, more record highs -

Banks led a broad rally in U.S. stocks Tuesday, lifting the market to a milestone-shattering finish.

Gains by industrial stocks, retailers and health care companies also helped drive the major stock indexes to record highs.

85. How Powell could differ from Yellen: Nominee faces hearing -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell's confirmation to be chairman of the Federal Reserve is considered all but certain. Yet when a Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday on Powell's nomination, one question will hover above the discussions:

86. Fed minutes show general support for 3rd rate hike this year -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials generally believe that it'll soon be time for another increase in the Fed's key interest rate. However, a few felt any further rate hikes should be delayed until they see inflation moving higher, minutes of their last meeting revealed.

87. Yellen says Fed needs to avoid 'boom-bust'cycle in economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the biggest challenge facing the central bank in coming years will be to craft an interest rate policy that avoids putting the economy through a "boom-bust" cycle.

88. Yellen to step down from Federal Reserve board -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump, announcing that she will leave the board when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.

89. US consumer prices barely up in October -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in October, the smallest gain in three months as energy prices retreated.

The tiny October gain in consumer prices followed increases of 0.5 percent in September and 0.4 percent in August, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. After two months of big gains in the cost of energy, those prices fell 1 percent in October. Gasoline prices were down 2.3 percent.

90. Questions arise over departure of first woman to lead Fed -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly four years into Janet Yellen's history-making turn as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, the economy is growing, the unemployment rate is low and the stock market is setting record highs.

91. Mortage rates hold at 3.94 percent this week -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The costs of borrowing money to buy a home held steady this week as U.S. mortgage rates hover near relative lows.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages didn't budge from last week's 3.94 percent. One year ago, the benchmark rate was 3.54 percent. Historically, the average has been around 6 percent.

92. Trump nominates Jerome Powell to be next Fed chairman -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his choice of Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the nation's central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, the first woman to hold the position.

93. Rising tech stocks send S&P 500 to record, 8th weekly gain -

NEW YORK (AP) — Another spurt higher for Apple and other technology stocks helped the Standard & Poor's 500 set a new record on Friday, and the index closed out an eighth straight week of gains.

94. Financial world awaits Trump's announcement on Fed choice -

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a search more public than any before in the Federal Reserve's more than a century of history, President Donald Trump is prepared Thursday to name his choice to lead the Fed. All signs suggest that Trump's pick is Jerome Powell, a member of the Fed's board, to replace Janet Yellen when her term ends in February.

95. Stocks rise: S&P 500 closes seventh straight month of gains -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched ahead on Tuesday after the makers of Kellogg's cereal and Oreo cookies joined the parade of companies reporting stronger-than-expected profits.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 2.43 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,575.26, the latest tick higher in what's been a remarkably smooth ride this year. The index closed out October with its seventh straight month of gains, the longest such streak in more than four years.

96. Administration official: Powell top candidate for Fed chair -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome "Jay" Powell, a member of the Federal Reserve's board, is President Donald Trump's leading candidate to replace Janet Yellen as the head of the nation's central bank, with an announcement planned for Thursday, according to senior administration officials.

97. Stocks around the world take a pause ahead of frenetic week -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated from their record highs on Monday, ahead of a frenetic week for markets.

Investors are waiting to learn who the next head of the Federal Reserve will be, what several of the world's biggest central banks will decide on interest rates, and whether Apple and other big U.S. companies can keep piling their profits higher. In the meantime, reports continued to show that the economy is strengthening and negotiations continued in Washington to cut income-tax rates.

98. White House says Fed search down to 5 finalists -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Donald Trump has narrowed his search for the next Federal Reserve chairman to five final candidates. A decision is expected before the president begins a trip to Asia on Nov. 3.

99. Source: Trump to meet with Yellen to discuss Fed job -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss the possibility of a second term as head of the central bank, according to a source familiar with the administration's Fed search.

100. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for August 2017 -

Top commercial real estate sales, August 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.