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  • Summers: Treasury undid one-third of Fed's bond-buying stimulus

    While the Federal Reserve has been trying to boost the economy by buying trillions of long-term government bonds, the Treasury Department has been undercutting its efforts by issuing more long-term securities, according to a new report.

  • New trial will shine light on 2008 bailout of insurance giant AIG

    Mark Calabria, the director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute, said, "I suspect the suspicion that AIG was assisted to help its counter-parties will be reinforced. I suspect we will also learn that the regulators were making Žit all up as they went along."

  • World faces slow growth or another crisis, former central bankers warn

    The Geneva Report on the World Economy published Monday notes that, contrary to popular belief, the world is becoming more indebted in the wake of the debt-fueled 2008 financial crisis, not less.

  • New bank rule would be costly for cities, states

    The liquidity coverage rule would require banks to hold enough safe, liquid assets that would be sellable even in a crisis to fund their operations for at least 30 days.

  • Janet Yellen: Most American families lack savings and are 'extraordinarily vulnerable'

    The Fed chairwoman noted that families are still struggling in the wake of the recession, even though the economy has steadily, if slowly, improved.

  • Federal Reserve keeps commitment to low rates

    The central bank's monetary policy committee maintained its promise that it would keep short-term interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" in its statement following a two-day meeting Wednesday.

  • Inflation slows in August for third consecutive month

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday that consumer prices rose 1.7 percent for the year ending in August. The Consumer Price Index fell at a 0.2 percent annual rate in August, adjusted for seasonal variation.

  • Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time." The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in...

  • Fed looks beyond stimulus to timing of interest rate increases

    Chairwoman Janet Yellen and the Fed's monetary policy committee will meet this week. The Fed will decide how long it will wait to raise short-term interest rates after reducing purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities to zero.

  • Federal Reserve creates new panel for identifying economic threats

    The Federal Reserve is taking new steps to guard against again being caught by surprise by threats to the financial system.

  • Inflation isn't Robin Hood --- or it's a confused Robin Hood

    An underappreciated aspect of inflation, in my view, is how it allows real wages to fall.

  • Window closing for Obama to fill Federal Reserve board

    If Republicans take control of the Senate after the November elections, Obama's ability to appoint his preferred candidates to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors would be limited.

  • Why aren't any bankers in jail, Elizabeth Warren asks

    Warren launched into an extended criticism of regulators at a Senate hearing after Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo said that he didn't know whether his agency had referred any bank executives to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution.

  • Regulators hope to finish major mortgage rule this year

    Federal regulators expect to finish writing this year a long-overdue mortgage regulation that was one of the most important provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

  • Higher capital requirements coming for big banks

    Requiring big banks to hold extra capital is required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law and the Basel III international accords on banking regulations, both of which were drafted in the wake of the 2008 crisis to prevent bank failures that threaten to bring down the financial system and...



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