More Janet Yellen Articles

  • New Fed chair's 'dashboard' of job-market gauges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday downplayed the unemployment rate as a guide to the U.S. economy's health. But Janet Yellen, the new Fed chair, didn't leave investors in the dark. Instead, she listed five gauges that make up her "dashboard" for tracking the economy. She also...

  • Beyond unemployment: Yellen lists key job gauges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday downplayed the unemployment rate as a guide to the U.S. economy's health. But Janet Yellen, the new Fed chair, didn't leave investors in the dark. Instead, she listed five gauges that make up her "dashboard" for tracking the economy. She also...

  • Janet Yellen comes off as a monetary 'hawk' in first press conference at Federal Reserve

    Janet Yellen sounded "hawkish" -- more inclined to raise rates and avoid inflation -- in her first press appearance as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Wednesday. Or, at least, that was what investors took away from her comments. Stock markets fell after the Fed released its statement of...

  • Federal Reserve continues the taper, abandons unemployment rate threshold

    The Federal Reserve revamped its stimulus program Wednesday in the first meeting run by new Chairwoman Janet Yellen, continuing the “taper” of its bond-buying program while abandoning a benchmark for its policy of zero-percent interest rates that had become obsolete. As expected, the...

  • Janet Yellen to enter spotlight as new leader of Fed

    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.

  • Yellen to enter spotlight as new leader of Fed

    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...

  • The week ahead in economics: The Fed meets, housing finance and inflation

    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.

  • The Fed develops a new tool for raising interest rates

    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...



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