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News Tagged By: Federal Reserve

Fed saw growth even as harsh weather slowed hiring, sales

The Federal Reserve said the economy in most regions grew last month even as harsh winter weather impeded hiring, disrupted supply chains, and kept customers away from stores and auto dealerships.

Posted on 3-05-2014 at 2:48 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve

Retired Bernanke harbours regret on Main Street’s view of bailout

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the central bank should have explained more effectively that bailouts during the financial crisis were aimed at helping people outside the...

Posted on 3-04-2014 at 11:29 AM
Tags: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve

Yellen nods to cold weather, says unclear impact on economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday recent cold weather and storms may have weakened U.S. spending and, while the central bank will monitor it closely, it is yet difficult to know to...

Posted on 2-27-2014 at 11:02 AM
Tags: U.S. Economy, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

Fed officials stress predictable cuts to stimulus

Several Federal Reserve policymakers wanted to drive home the idea that their asset-purchase program would be trimmed in predictable, $10 billion steps unless the economy's performance surprises...

Posted on 2-19-2014 at 2:22 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve

U.S. jobless drop will force Fed to more 'traditional' policy: Bullard

The Federal Reserve will probably have to return to more "traditional" policy-making now that the U.S. jobless rate has fallen to 6.6 percent, so close to the U.S. central bank's existing 6.5-percent...

Posted on 2-12-2014 at 11:15 AM
Tags: Federal Reserve , U.S. employment

Full transcript of Yellen's testimony

Read a full transcript of the U.S. Federal Reserve's new Chair, Janet Yellen's testimony before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives on February 11, 2014.

Posted on 2-11-2014 at 9:30 AM
Tags: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve , United States

Fed sets vote on tough standards for foreign, domestic banks

The Federal Reserve plans to vote next week on new standards for banks operating in the United States, including a proposal for foreign banks that has been heavily criticized by their home regulators.

Posted on 2-11-2014 at 1:04 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve

As Yellen makes Fed debut, expect theatre, not fireworks

Janet Yellen's first test as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve comes on Tuesday when she faces U.S. lawmakers, some hostile to the central bank, who will want to know how committed she is to winding...

Posted on 2-10-2014 at 9:25 AM
Tags: Federal Reserve , Janet Yellen

Heard on BNN: Market mayhem and Facebook’s birthday

On Friday we take a look back at the week and some of the big stories we covered on BNN. We kicked off the week with some mayhem on the markets, celebrated the 10th-anniversary of social a media...

Posted on 2-07-2014 at 2:43 PM
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Federal Reserve , Janet Yellen

Fed's Lockhart says taper on track, urges patience on rates

The U.S. Federal Reserve will probably keep steadily dialling back its asset purchases and wind them down completely by late 2014 but should be patient on raising interest rates, a top U.S. central...

Posted on 2-05-2014 at 2:17 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve , U.S. Economy
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