Women represent the strongest internal contenders for the corner office at a small but growing number of major U.S. companies. Their ultimate success could produce an unprecedented number of female chief executives.
The International Monetary Fund raised its economic growth forecasts for the U.S., saying output could grow nearly a half-percentage point faster than previously thought over this year and next, thanks to President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to cut taxes and boost infrastructure spending.
Federal Reserve officials increasingly say they don’t see a need for stimulative government tax and spending programs to boost short-term economic growth, reversing their stance during and after the Great Recession.
A range of forces—including political blowback, whiffs of inflation, stirrings of fiscal stimulus and worries that the policies themselves may backfire—are pressing central-bank chiefs to push short-term interest rates no lower.