By Joseph Lawler | 09/30/14 11:36 AM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/18/14 10:18 AM
The Fed chairwoman noted that families are still struggling in the wake of the recession, even though the economy has steadily, if slowly, improved.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/17/14 02:32 PM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/17/14 08:52 AM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/15/14 08:14 PM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/12/14 04:33 PM
The Federal Reserve is taking new steps to guard against again being caught by surprise by threats to the financial system.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/10/14 07:47 PM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/04/14 07:15 PM
New regulations intended to prevent future financial panics will force banks and other companies to hold more Treasury securities.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/02/14 09:07 PM
In a major speech in May, Watt announced that he would be redirecting the agencies' mission from shrinking Fannie and Freddie's market footprint toward expanding mortgage credit.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 08:10 AM
Federal rules are scaring home lenders from making loans to anyone without excellent credit, a dynamic that top economic policymakers say is holding back the nation's economic recovery.
By Ed Sykes | 08/22/14 05:01 PM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/22/14 11:00 AM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/20/14 03:17 PM
Most Fed officials expect that job gains will continue to accelerate and inflation will start rising in 2014.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/19/14 09:17 AM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/18/14 04:29 PM
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.
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