|Recent comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen point to multiple policy rate increases in 2017, supported by a strong labor market and increasing inflation.
|Jobless claims fell to 233,000, the lowest level since November 1973. Claims remained below 300,000, the healthy market threshold, for the 98th straight week.
|U.S. consumer prices rose in December in the largest year-over-year increase in 2-1/2 years, signaling inflation pressures could be building.