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  • 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...
  • The sins of Janet Yellen

    The sins of Janet Yellen
    Washington, D.C., is a generous and forgiving place. It's full of people who have had successful careers and made lots of money in spite of having been tragically wrong on the great issues of the day. But one sin warrants no mercy: being right. That's...
  • Former Obama aide: Working for Summers was 'stimulating, enjoyable'

    WASHINGTON -- Critics of Lawrence H. Summers, one of the leading candidates to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, point to his reputation for being difficult to work with.  But a former Obama administration economic aide who worked for Summers at the...
  • Pimco's El-Erian says fight over next Fed chair could hurt economy

    Pimco's El-Erian says fight over next Fed chair could hurt economy
    WASHINGTON -- The heated public debate over who should be the next head of the Federal Reserve risks hurting the nation's economy and President Obama should make a decision soon to end the "circus-like atmosphere," said Pimco chief executive Mohamed El-...
  • Bank of England to keep stimulus until unemployment drops to 7%

    Bank of England to keep stimulus until unemployment drops to 7%
    WASHINGTON -- The Bank of England on Wednesday said it would maintain its stimulus program until the unemployment rate falls to 7%, following the same strategy as the U.S. Federal Reserve in providing an explicit target for when it would raise interest...
  • 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...
  • Who's the odds favorite to be next Fed chair?

    An unusual but fierce campaign over who President Obama should appoint as the next Federal Reserve chair has had Washington in a tizzy as of late. Will it be former Treasury Secretary Larry H. Summers or Fed Vice Chair Janet L. Yellen? One Irish...
  • Fed Regulators Follow Progressive Policies

    Because Ben Bernanke's public persona is as mild as milk, the transformation in American governance in which he has participated is imperfectly understood and hence insufficiently deplored. The change is dramatized by two recent developments. One was the...
  • MarksJarvis: Will week of signals signal a weak economy?

    MarksJarvis: Will week of signals signal a weak economy?
    This is a week of clues, with economists and investors watching for signals that the economy and stock market are ready to stand on their own with less help from the Federal Reserve's pacifying bond-buying program. Stock investors reacted nervously in...
  • Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs

    Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama praised both 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...
  • 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...