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  • Post-crisis banking rules are almost done, but critics aren't happy

    In addition to requiring banks to hold more liquid assets, regulators have finalized plans to mandate banks to have more capital relative to their risk-weighted assets.

  • Big banks required to hold $100 billion more in liquid assets to protect against panics

    An official at the Federal Reserve said the new measure would ensure that banks hold enough assets that "can be converted quickly and easily into cash in the amount needed" to avoid having its assets tied up when a creditor demands payment.

  • MetLife in the dark as 'too big to fail' label looms

    For more than a year, a regulatory super-group has investigated whether MetLife poses a systemic risk to the financial system if it fails, the way that insurer AIG did in the 2008 crisis.

  • AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn't healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk...

  • The Obama bank shakedown

    The Bank of America settlement "highlights a pattern of the government extorting the banks," said a former Wells Fargo CEO, and he's absolutely right.

  • In New Jersey Senate campaign, echoes of Ron Paul

    New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell, who is running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Cory Booker, is making criticism of the Fed and a return to the gold standard the centerpiece of his campaign.

  • Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: The picture is still hazy. Though the unemployment rate has steadily dropped, Yellen suggested that other gauges of the...

  • WEX BackStory: Janet Yellen's trillion-dollar question

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech Friday at an annual summit of central bank leaders paints a picture of what to expect in the coming months.

  • Janet Yellen's calculation of when to end the Federal Reserve's stimulus is changing

    The Fed chairwoman, speaking Friday at a conference of top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., acknowledged that the Fed is nearing a tipping point in its calculation between tightening monetary policy at the risk of creating more unemployment and keeping money too loose for too long.

  • Yellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will start raising rates. The subject of...

  • Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on...

  • Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's discussion at its July 29-30...

  • Despite Fed, a late push sends US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — A late round of buying is leaving stock indexes mostly higher. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher, on word that Federal Reserve policymakers were leaning toward raising interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 59 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 16,979...

  • More Federal Reserve officials show support for ending stimulus earlier

    Most Fed officials expect that job gains will continue to accelerate and inflation will start rising in 2014.

  • Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his...



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