U.S. government moves to stop potential banking crisis

The U.S. government took extraordinary steps Sunday to stop a potential banking crisis after the historic failure of Silicon Valley Bank, assuring all depositors at the failed institution that they could access all their money quickly, even as another major bank was shut down.

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Federal Reserve likely to signal higher rate hikes ahead

The Fed is expected at its latest meeting to raise its key short-term rate by a substantial three-quarters of a point for the third consecutive time. Another hike that large would lift its benchmark rate—which affects many consumer and business loans—to a range of 3% to 3.25%, the highest level in 14 years.

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