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  • Obama to meet Federal Reserve chair Yellen Monday: White House

    Obama to meet Federal Reserve chair Yellen Monday: White House
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday to discuss "the long-term outlook for the American economy and the global recovery," a White House official said.
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...

    Fed ends bond-buying, promises hold on interest rates for now

    WASHINGTON he Federal Reserve on Wednesday formally ended its controversial purchases of government and mortgage bonds, and in doing so cleared the decks for eventual increases in interest rates, last seen in 2008. The nearly unanimous decision by the...

    Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...

    The Fed chair sounds an alarm on opportunity

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sunday, Oct. 26: When a Federal Reserve chair talks, Wall Street listens and sometimes quakes. While Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech Oct. 17 on economic inequality didn't rattle...