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Over 100 Staffers At The Fed Make More Than Janet Yellen

Reuters | Michael Flaherty | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year...

Too Clever by Half

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

It is one thing to read the 'so-called' Fed tea leave and another to be so tied to your point-of-view that you ignore the writing in front of you, and instead attempt to read between the lines.

The Dow May Be Above 17,000, But Not For Long

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

The rise in the stock market has been relentless. We are living through the greatest macroeconomic experiment in the history of the U.S. Never was so much printed and spent by so few. And I continue to believe that the Dow will see 5,000 before it sees 20,000.

Frustration in Brazilia, Mumbai and Even Ankara Is Palpable

Joao Gomes | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Joao Gomes

The U.S. economy and its financial markets continue to plow ahead, ostensibly immune to any effects of monetary tapering. Instead, the financial gods seem to be directing their fury towards emerging markets.

A Different Chair

Joao Gomes | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Joao Gomes

Three aspects in particular strike me as liable to become important in the coming years. First, while much of Bernanke's personal interest and expertise was on financial markets and monetary policy, Yellen's own focus has always been more on understanding labor markets frictions and outcomes.

Zach Carter

Key Republican Rips Income Inequality, Calls For New Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair sharply criticized Congress for failing to approve economic stimulus measures, saying elected lawmakers wh...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

A VERY Prosperous New Year!

Terry Savage | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

There was plenty of gloomy economic news throughout the year. Yet, despite all those economic issues, the stock market ended the year at record highs, with the Dow up 25 percent and the S&P 500 up nearly 30 percent.

Are Stocks Too Expensive? Who Cares?

Neal Frankle | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Neal Frankle

Why does the government want to keep rates in the basement? They want to get business to unleash their stash of cash (currently over $1 trillion) and create more jobs. By many accounts, that action is working.

Ten-Year Note Trades Near 6 Percent; If Taper Is for Real

Michael Pento | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Michael Pento

It is not accurate to then assume that rates will just gradually rise back to where they were before all three conditions were in place. Here's why.

Inflation, the Fed, Jobs, and Growth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I keep running into people who want to talk about this idea that faster inflation would help the economy pull out of its growth slog.

The Fed Isn't Ready To Stop Feeding The Economy Easy Money

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from the Fed's low interest-rate policies because it i...

Quantitative Easing: Is it the Solution to all Our Economic Problems?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The Fed has been trusted with the responsibility of keeping inflation and unemployment low. Because of the inverse relationship between the two, policy makers have not always found it easy to carry out both assignments.

Adam, Eve and the Serpent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.21.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The story of Adam, Eve, and the serpent in the garden of Eden is found in chapters 2 and 3 of Genesis, the first book in the Bible. Whether you inter...

The People Win as Lawrence Summers Trades Power for Wealth

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Despite his occasionally populist rhetoric, Obama proved highly solicitous of Wall Street interests at the expense of Main Street, and under the guidance of Summers, the Bush strategy of bailing out Wall Street continued under Obama.

Red Lines

Michael Farr | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The sharp drop in new home sales, weak spending in July, and negative guidance from retailers suggest to us that the recent rise in borrowing costs and energy prices may be starting to take a toll. Will the Fed take this data into consideration?

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Michael Farr | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The next few weeks are critical in determining whether or not the economy is on a self-sustaining path.

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street Guzzles Millions Off Beer Drinkers, Brewing Company Gripes

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

The Federal Reserve should toughen oversight of big banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase due to their negative influence over commodities, i...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street's Commodities Profit Threatened As Federal Reserve Launches Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The Federal Reserve said late Friday it is revisiting a landmark ruling that allowed big banks to enter the lucrative commodities business, raising th...

Krugman: 'The Fed Was Foolish Here'

Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

The Federal Reserve made a big mistake when it spoke of tapering bond purchases earlier this month, Paul Krugman wrote in a blog post Sunday morning. ...

Money Fuels Stocks

Terry Savage | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Terry Savage

The economic news is mixed, and corporate profits are so-so. Housing is mixed, and so are reports of consumer spending. So why is the stock market soaring to new highs on a regular basis?

The War Against Savers

Terry Savage | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Terry Savage

There's no mystery about why the Fed wants to keep interest rates low. Who is the biggest loser when the Fed keeps rates artificially low by purchasing $85 billion of securities with newly-created credit every month? Savers are the big losers in this rigged game.

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff Primer: Can America Default On Its Debt?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

No.* *We explain in the video above....

11 Lies About The Federal Reserve

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

The Federal Reserve has a lot of haters, and those haters are spreading some rumors. Texas Governor Rick Perry echoed many conservatives' sentimen...