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  • 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...

  • Trading in US stocks subdued ahead of Fed minutes

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in midday trading as traders wait for the latest news from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,950 as of noon Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1...

  • Rising food costs keep inflation up in July

    Although consumer inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, slowed in July, it also has now been above 2 percent annually for longer than any time since 2012.

  • Secular stagnation is a cover-up

    The sooner we truly give up on Keynesianism, the sooner we can fix this economy.

  • 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.

  • 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.



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