03/19/14 02:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday after its two-day policy meeting: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that growth in economic activity slowed during the winter months, in part reflecting adverse weather...
By Martin Crutsinger | 03/19/14 08:55 AM
Investors will be watching closely Wednesday for any hints of how a Janet Yellen-led Federal Reserve might differ from the path set by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke.
03/19/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors will be watching closely Wednesday for any hints of how a Janet Yellen-led Federal Reserve might differ from the path set by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke. The Yellen era will begin in earnest when the Fed ends two days of policy discussions. It will be her first...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/18/14 09:21 AM
Inflation slowed to just 1.1 percent annually in February, according to the Consumer Price Index published Tuesday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Core inflation, which factors out increases in food and energy prices and is generally less volatile, was higher, at 1.6 percent....
By Richard Pollock | 03/18/14 05:18 AM
The CFPB balance sheet, published last week by the Fed's board of governors, may do little to quash concerns of critics and some in Congress that the agency needs tighter controls on its spending and additional oversight by those on Capitol Hill.
03/17/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Janet Yellen era at the Federal Reserve begins in earnest this week with a two-day meeting, a policy statement and fresh economic forecasts. Yet all that will be a prelude to the marquee event: Yellen's first news conference as Fed chair. The financial world will be...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/17/14 07:09 AM
The key question regarding the first monetary policy meeting of the Federal Reserve System in the Janet Yellen era on Tuesday and Wednesday is whether the central bank will change its guidance about zero interest rates, and how.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/13/14 01:03 PM
Stanley Fischer, candidate for vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, appeared to have relatively strong support at his confirmation hearing. But he did face a series of tough questions from Sen. Warren relating to his three years working for Citigroup in the early 2000s.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/10/14 05:29 AM
By initiating the tapering of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program, former chairman Ben Bernanke left office knowing he had set in motion the process that would ultimately wind down the Federal Reserve's massive balance sheet and return to more normal times. But the taper won’t...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/03/14 07:51 AM
A jam-packed week for economics-related news in Washington is threatened by Winter Storm Titan, which is bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic region. Here’s what’s on the schedule: House budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is scheduled to publish a report Monday criticizing the U.S....
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