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  • Sluggish labor market could muddy Fed debate

    WASHINGTON — It was two steps forward, one step back last month for the sluggish labor market. A modest net gain of 169,000 jobs in August combined with a large downward revision for the previous two months to raise new doubts about whether the...
  • Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat

    Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat
    WASHINGTON -- With the Federal Reserve Board facing the potential departure of all its women members, President Obama reportedly is considering nominating a top female Treasury official, Lael Brainard, to fill one of the seats. Brainard, the...
  • Economists, investors expect Fed stimulus taper next week, polls find

    Economists, investors expect Fed stimulus taper next week, polls find
    WASHINGTON -- A majority of economists and investors expect the Federal Reserve to begin scaling back a key stimulus program next week, according to two polls. Two-thirds of economists polled by the Wall Street Journal said they expected the...
  • A lexicon of the financial crisis and its aftermath

    The 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath introduced Americans to a new world of financial jargon and acronyms. A sampling: •Subprime: That was the banking industry's designation for mortgages made to borrowers with shaky credit. As the housing...
  • Yellen is front-runner for Fed chair, but Obama has other options

    Yellen is front-runner for Fed chair, but Obama has other options
    WASHINGTON -- With Lawrence H. Summers removing himself from consideration to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, Janet L. Yellen becomes the acknowledged front-runner for the vital economic policy position. But President Obama still could go...
  • With Summers out, Yellen is odds-on favorite to run Fed, bookie says

    Janet L. Yellen's got the job as next head of the Federal Reserve in the bag -- at least, that's according to Paddy Power, an online Irish bookmaker. Lawrence H. Summers, who had been widely believed to be President Obama's first-choice pick, withdrew...
  • Who will lead the Fed?

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has presided over what may be the Fed's most aggressive intervention in the U.S. economy ever, acquiring trillions of dollars worth of securities in a multiyear effort to revive the sluggish economy. With...
  • The Federal Reserve meeting: Five things to watch for

    The Federal Reserve meeting: Five things to watch for
    WASHINGTON -- Is it taper time for the Federal Reserve? That's the key question as the financial and economic worlds await the end of the central bank's policymaking meeting Wednesday and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's quarterly news conference. The...
  • Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus to continue at same pace

    Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus to continue at same pace
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers unexpectedly voted Wednesday not to alter one of the central bank’s key economic stimulus programs. The move defied market expectations that the Fed would begin tapering its monthly purchases of $85...
  • Movie review: 'Money for Nothing' a worrying look at Federal Reserve

    Movie review: 'Money for Nothing' a worrying look at Federal Reserve
    Pegged to the 2008-09 Great Recession, "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" is a disconcerting documentary on the central bank's influence over America's past and present economic crises. After breezing through a crash course on the Fed's...
  • California adds 29,100 jobs; state unemployment rate ticks up to 8.9%

    California adds 29,100 jobs; state unemployment rate ticks up to 8.9%
    California employers added 29,100 payroll jobs in August, posting one of the largest job gains in the nation but the unemployment rate still ticked up to 8.9% from 8.7% the month before, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.   Job gains...