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Fed Trims Stimulus Again

Reuters | Ann Saphir and Krista Hughes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

(Recasts first graph, adds comment from Yellen, market comment, adds bullets) * Fed drops unemployment threshold for path of rates * Monthly bon...

Fed Officials Agreed On Cuts To Stimulus

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate a...

Yellen Uneasy About Job Market

Reuters | Jonathan Spicer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the labor market recovery is "far from complete" despite a drop in unemp...

New Fed Chair Appearing Before GOP-Controlled Committee

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

* In Yellen's second week as chair, expect cautious optimism * Republican-controlled House committee could test Yellen *...

Yellen Makes Bold Prediction For 2014

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, who is set to take over as head of the Federal Reserve next month, is "hopeful" that U.S. economic g...

Yellen Nomination Advances

Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, s...

Yellen's Mixed Message Could Draw Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Marilyn W. Thompson, Ann Saphir and Alister Bull Oct 30 (Reuters) - When Janet Yellen became president of the Feder...

Janet Yellen's Fed Paperwork Sent To The Senate

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that Janet Yellen's paperwork for her nomination as chair of the U.S. Federa...

Rand Paul Threatens Janet Yellen Nomination

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has threatened to block the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve, CNBC reported Friday. Citing a source c...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve Toughens Requirements For Biggest Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Five years ago, the nation’s largest financial institutions faced what amounted to a mass bank run that forced all of them to seek emergency cash an...

Obama Nominates Yellen As Fed Chair

Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his decision to nominate Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. "The next chair will help guide ...

Markets Respond To Yellen News: 'Thank God'

Reuters | Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world's most influential central ...

Have No Doubt, Markets Depend on the Fed

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

This week should remove any doubt about whether markets are highly dependent on the Fed. They sure are. Indeed, you could not have constructed better conditions for a controlled experiment. Yet, ironically, the medium-term investment stakes are now higher.

Michael McAuliff

Schumer Backs Yellen For Federal Reserve Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Influential Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, threw his weight behind Janet Yellen on Wednesday, sa...

4 Reasons Janet Yellen Should Be Fed Chair

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business

Like most Americans, you probably have no idea who Janet Yellen is, and you probably don't care. But she might soon be -- or at least should be --...

More Than 350 Economists Back Yellen For Fed Chair

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than 350 economists have a signed a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Ye...

White House Not Yet Vetting Janet Yellen For Fed Chair: Report

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The White House has yet to begin vettin...

Obama May Need Republican Help If He Picks Summers For Fed

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

* Democrats on banking committee could pose hurdle * Yellen would likely face easier path to confirmation * Republicans ...

Sam Stein

Everyone Has An Opinion On Larry Summers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his former top economic adviser and prospective nominee for Federal Reserve Chair Larry Summers has been mis...

Warren Reportedly Backs Yellen To Lead Fed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has signed a letter backing Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve, the Boston Globe reports. The Globe reports o...

Zach Carter

Democrats Worry Obama's Fed Nomination May Skip 'Steady' And 'Right' Economist For Larry Summers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading Democrats are struggling with the idea that President Barack Obama may actually nominate economist Larry Summers to head the Fed...

The Last Liberal Branch of Government

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A speech delivered by Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, began by reminding the audience that the Fed's mandate is a society of high employment, not just low inflation, and she made several important points that seem to have eluded President Obama -- all of which are implicit rebukes to the Administration's fiscally deflationary approach to the recovery. What sort of a topsy-turvy world is it when we have to look to the Federal Reserve, normally the home of inflation hawks and shills for commercial bankers, for ordinary common sense on the economic recovery? It's not that the Reserve has become dangerously left wing. It's that the rest of Washington has been captured by the deflation delusion.