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.
08/26/14 02:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn't healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk...
08/23/14 12:16 AM
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: The picture is still hazy. Though the unemployment rate has steadily dropped, Yellen suggested that other gauges of the...
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.
08/22/14 07:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will start raising rates. The subject of...
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.
08/20/14 01:16 PM
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...
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.
By Ed Sykes | 08/18/14 04:17 PM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/18/14 08:47 AM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/05/14 05:47 PM
Federal bank regulators warned 11 big banks Tuesday that their plans for avoiding a financial panic are insufficient.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/01/14 11:55 AM
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 03:42 PM
Take this quick quiz and see if you can figure out what the head of the Federal Reserve is saying.
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