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  • Liberal and conservative lawmakers press Janet Yellen on bailouts

    A bipartisan group of Congress' most vocal lawmakers on matters of financial regulation is challenging Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen over the central bank's commitment to avoiding future bailouts.

  • WEX BackStory: Janet Yellen makes her case

    This week could be set the tone for the future of the U.S. and international monetary policy, as the world's central bank leaders meet for an annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

  • Janet Yellen's ideas are about to be put to the test

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is ready to commit to her belief that the central bank can keep money loose without stoking the kind of inflation that would raise the costs of everything for ordinary Americans.

  • NY Fed: US auto loans soar to highest in 8 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Yet the New York Fed also said that loans to borrowers with shoddy credit,...

  • Americans are borrowing more for everything except the one thing Obama wants

    Americans are increasingly willing to take on credit card debt or to take out loans to buy cars or to go to college, but they're still shying away from the biggest category of consumer credit: home loans.

  • The surprising college major many graduates now regret

    In a survey of Americans' personal financial situations released by the Federal Reserve Thursday, nearly half of the respondents who majored in computer science or information science said that the costs of college outweighed the benefits.

  • Regulators change course on big banks just weeks after Elizabeth Warren grilling

    Federal bank regulators warned 11 big banks Tuesday that their plans for avoiding a financial panic are insufficient.

  • Where is the GOP's better deal?

    Instead of putting forth a clear growth message -- like a new Contract with America -- congressional Republicans this week voted for a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's abuse of executive power.

  • Are Americans about to take on more personal debt?

    In mid-2013, Americans finally began adding mortgage debt, and picked up the pace of their borrowing for other kinds of spending, as data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's credit survey shows.

  • Job gains aren't translating to faster wage growth

    The U.S. economy may be steadily adding jobs, but so far in 2014, there are few signs that the labor market improvement is translating into income gains for workers.

  • Can you translate America's top economist into plain English?

    Take this quick quiz and see if you can figure out what the head of the Federal Reserve is saying.

  • Federal Reserve cuts another $10 billion, but promises more stimulus

    The Federal Reserve continued cutting its monthly bond purchases Wednesday, bringing the monetary stimulus program within months of its end.

  • As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered: When will it start tightening its benchmark short-term interest rate to make sure future inflation remains under control? How will it do so? And when will the Fed start reducing...

  • Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation? How...

  • Here's what the Fed could have bought with QE3

    For perspective, if the Fed were allowed to buy stocks, at current prices it could have bought Apple, Google and Microsoft for that sum -- with General Motors and Ford thrown into the mix, with $44 billion left over.



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