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Modest growth beneath the surface keeps the Fed on track
blogs.wsj.com
Wednesday’s surprisingly strong report on second-quarter economic growth should keep the Federal Reserve on track to finish its bond-buying program in October, while intensifying the debate about when to start raising short-term interest rates without resolving it. [...]
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Senior Fed officials are ‘in denial’
www.cnbc.com
Senior Fed officials seem to have slipped back into their pre-2008 ways, says Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT's Sloan school. [...]
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Federal Reserve warns of overvalued social media stocks
www.bbc.co.uk
The US Federal Reserve has warned of "stretched valuations" in social media and biotechnology firms as part of chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual report in front of Congress. [...]
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Fed cuts growth forecasts but insists economy can withstand stimulus cut
www.theguardian.com
Central bank cuts bond-buying stimulus by $20bn a month Upbeat Fed tone at odds with the economists' forecasts [...]
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Federal Reserve commits to stimulus slowdown in minutes
www.bbc.co.uk
The US Federal Reserve intends to continue reducing economic stimulus measures, minutes of the central bank's January meeting have confirmed. The Fed's policy makers said they expected to cut monthly bond-buying in predictable $10bn steps. [...]
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Federal Reserve initially failed to grasp 2008 crisis
www.bbc.co.uk
During the 2008 financial crisis, the US Federal Reserve struggled to grasp the scope of the problem and how to adequately respond, transcripts reveal. After a five-year wait, the central bank released the records of a total of 14 meetings from 2008. [...]
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Jim Rogers warns Federal Reserve will collapse in 10 years
www.examiner.com
The Federal Reserve celebrates its centennial, but after 100 years will the United States central bank meet its demise? According to finance guru and contrarian [...]
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US Federal Reserve pulls back on stimulus effort
www.bbc.co.uk
The US Federal Reserve has announced a slowdown in its effort to boost the US economy. [...]
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Fed faces tough decision on bond-buying program this week
online.wsj.com
Federal Reserve officials face a delicate decision at their policy meeting this week, with stronger economic figures and a Washington budget deal adding fuel to the debate over whether to pull back on their signature bond-buying program. [...]
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Job Market Needs to Find Higher Gear
online.wsj.com
The government's main snapshot of the job market—released Friday—revealed surprising resilience as Americans continue to get back to work. The November numbers cheered investors and raised the likelihood of a dial-back in the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program later this month or next. [...]
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Yellen Closes In on Fed Chair
online.wsj.com
Janet Yellen's confirmation as the next Federal Reserve chief became a virtual lock Thursday when a Senate committee approved her nomination and Senate Democrats eased the confirmation process for most presidential nominees. [...]
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Fed Casts About for Endgame on Easy-Money Policy
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Federal Reserve officials, mindful of a still-fragile economy, are laboring to devise a strategy to avoid another round of market turmoil when they pull back on one of their signature easy-money programs in the months ahead. [...]
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Dow ends at record but misses 16000 mark
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 16000 mark but failed to hold above it as investors paused to weigh the stock market's recent sharp gains. [...]
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Yellen Takes a Grilling, but Will Soon Head the Fed
blogs.rollcall.com
Janet L. Yellen faced intense and skeptical questions from several Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee, but nothing appeared to threaten her prospects for becoming the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. [...]
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Jobs strength puts Fed on hot seat.
online.wsj.com
The U.S. job market showed surprising resilience in October despite a partial government shutdown for half the month, rekindling debate about whether the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to rein in its signature easy-money program. [...]
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