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Fed Boosts Audit-Bill Criticism as White House Joins Fray
www.bloomberg.com
Federal Reserve officials stepped up their opposition to a legislative proposal that would grant Congress more control over monetary policy, as a top White House official signaled that such a law may face a presidential veto. [...]
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Powell Says Audit Bill Threatens Fed Independence
www.bloomberg.com
Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell stepped up the central bank’s push against what he termed congressional efforts to extend political influence over monetary policy, calling them “misguided” and “in violent conflict with the facts.” [...]
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Fed’s Yellen to testify before House on February 25
www.reuters.com
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Feb. 25, a congressional aide said on Friday.Yellen's appearance at the House [...]
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Federal Regs Making it Difficult for Members of Military to Borrow Money
www.weeklystandard.com
Ever since the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, proponents of robust economic growth and sensible regulation have been trying to rein it in. The legislation that created the Bureau – which was a provision of Dodd-Frank – funded the CFPB via the Federal Reserve. [...]
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Federal Reserve rate rise before April ‘unlikely’
www.bbc.co.uk
US Federal Reserve officials do not believe that they will raise the benchmark short-term federal funds interest rate before April, minutes released on Wednesday revealed. [...]
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Fed sees foreign weakness as risk to US economy
www.mcdowellnews.com
Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed various risks to the U.S. economy at their December meeting but concluded that the big drop in oil prices was likely to end up boosting growth. [...]
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Obama’s ‘Operation Choke Point’
www.frontpagemag.com
Why the administration's crusade against lawful U.S. businesses won't be discontinued anytime soon. [...]
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US stocks surge after Fed promises “patience” on rates
www.bbc.co.uk
The US Federal Reserve has said it "can be patient" over any decision to raise interest rates at the end of its two-day policy meeting in Washington DC [...]
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IMF now ready to slam the door on the U.S. and the dollar
personalliberty.com
The entire world is currently being held hostage economically by international banks. The long-term goal of globalists has been to consolidate all currency systems and central banks under the outward control of the International Monetary Fund and the Bank Of International Settlements. [...]
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Fed worried referring to global woes in October would overstate pessimism
www.reuters.com
The Federal Reserve wrestled with whether to nod to financial market volatility and a weakening global economy in its policy statement last month, but opted not to out of worry it [...]
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US Federal Reserve ends QE stimulus programme
www.bbc.co.uk
The US Federal Reserve has announced it is ending its quantitative easing (QE) stimulus programme begun in 2008. The Fed said it was confident the US economic recovery would continue, despite a global economic slowdown. [...]
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Exclusive: U.S. regulators press banks for more on auto loan exposure to assess risks
www.reuters.com
U.S. regulators are asking banks for more detail on their autos financing exposure, as rapid growth in the lending has prompted officials to seek to better assess the risks, according to a person familiar with the matter. [...]
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Fed renews zero rate pledge, but hints at steeper rate hike path
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The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a considerable time but it issued projections that suggested it may raise borrowing costs [...]
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US Fed offers no hint on rate rise as stimulus ends
www.bbc.co.uk
The US Federal Reserve has reiterated that it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October. [...]
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U.S. regulators adopt tighter rules for banks’ cash needs
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U.S. regulators on Wednesday issued rules for banks to hold enough easy-to-sell assets to keep them afloat during a crunch, after many were caught short of cash during the 2007-09 [...]
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