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  • Yellen gains allies for top job at Fed

    WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief. Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....
  • Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job

    Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job
    President Barack Obama has appointed Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former top Maryland financial regulator, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, the White House announced late Wednesday. Raskin, 52, has served as a governor of the Federal...
  • Upbeat data may prompt Fed to act

    WASHINGTON — Improving economic data is making the prospects more likely that the Federal Reserve will start tapering its massive bond buying next month, a move that suggests the recovery is on solid ground but that would be likely to roil Wall...
  • Adding secrecy to scandal in mortgage crisis

    Adding secrecy to scandal in mortgage crisis
    We already know that federal regulators have undermined accountability for abuses by mortgage servicing companies. In another disturbing development, the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are refusing to turn over...
  • Obama hedges on next Fed chief

    WASHINGTON — President Obama praised Lawrence H. Summers and Janet L. Yellen as "highly qualified" to be the next Federal Reserve chief, but said he had a "range of outstanding candidates" and reiterated that he would not make a decision until the...
  • Yellen deftly navigates Fed confirmation hearing

    WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
  • Fed may keep short-term rates low long after bond-buying pullback

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers, expecting to pull back on their bond-buying stimulus "in coming months," are considering keeping short-term interest rates quite low for quite a while, among other options to try to support what they see as...
  • Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appeared poised a few weeks ago to start pulling back on its unprecedented support for the economy, but surprisingly stopped short out of fear the recovery still was too fragile. That was before the budget...
  • America squanders its human capital

     America squanders its human capital
    My family's newest member popped into the world with this year's crocuses, just in time for UNICEF's report card on child well-being. Unbeknownst to our bundle of joy, the country of his birth was down at the bottom of the list of 29 nations, with...
  • New Year's resolutions for home buyers

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin The New Year is always a time for Americans to vow to eat less and save more. After all, who doesn't want to be thinner and richer next year? But a tradition of this column is to offer New Year's resolutions for...
  • Long-term unemployment benefits expire: 6 things to know

    Some 1.3 million Americans, including about 222,000 Californians, lost jobless benefits Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expired. Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits went away. Who...