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U.S. soldiers gather at a military base north of Mosul, Iraq, January 4, 2017.

The US warned Iraq that its access to a key bank account holding billions is in jeopardy if the country expels American troops

The warning to Iraq is the latest in the fallout from the US missile strike on Iraqi soil last week that killed a top Iranian general.

Fed officials are increasingly warning that climate change could damage the economy

The US has in the past been relatively reluctant to incorporate climate change into monetary policymaking.

The Fed says interest rates are likely to remain at historically low levels — for now

Federal Reserve officials saw fewer risks to the economy at the end of 2019 and predicted there would be no need to adjust interest rates this year.

Banks fail to match the Fed’s latest repo operation, showing weaker demand for the capital injections

The waning demand comes after the Fed boosted its repos for the December 31 to January 2 period, lifting the limit to $150 billion from $120 billion.
The corner stone of The New York Federal Reserve Bank is seen in New York's financial district March 25, 2015.

In the wake of its recent crisis, the Fed boosts repo operations to calm lending worries before the new year

The expansions arrive as banks look to prove liquidity in end-of-year tests, likely reining in free cash and pulling the key lending rate higher.

Before his death, legendary Fed chief Paul Volcker issued one last warning to the US

"Today we see something very different and far more sinister. Nihilistic forces are dismantling policies to protect our air, water, and climate."

Fed leaves interest rates unchanged, signals it will pause through 2020

The central bank signaled it saw little need for further rate cuts, even against a backdrop of cooling global growth and ongoing trade disputes.

US unemployment is the lowest in 50 years. Here’s why Wall Street thinks that’s actually a bad thing.

Low unemployment adds pressure to the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, turning bonds into a more appealing investment compared to stocks.
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren shake hands before the start of the first night of the second 2020 Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan, on July 30, 2019.

The stock market could tank 50% if Sanders, Warren, or Buttigieg win the presidency, hedge-fund boss says

"Pick a Socialist - Bernie, Liz, Pete. etc. and the Market would sell off," Virtus Capital boss Steven Gidumal said in a presentation this week.
Trump tweets about trade a lot.

Goldman Sachs says traders think Trump’s tweets really do affect Fed policy

Markets think Trump "affects Fed policy indirectly by influencing the macroeconomic outlook," Goldman said. Evidence his tweets "affect market expectations of Fed policy is strong."