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  • Fed doesn't have 'unconditional optimism' on economy, official says

    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve doesn't have "unconditional optimism" about the economic recovery and won't pull back on stimulus efforts if conditions don't warrant it, a top central bank policymaker said Friday. In prepared remarks to the Council on...
  • Obama explains what he wants in next Federal Reserve chairman

    Obama explains what he wants in next Federal Reserve chairman
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama said his pick for the next head of the Federal Reserve would need to focus on both parts of the central bank's dual mandate -- keeping inflation in check and promoting maximum employment -- while helping improve the lives...
  • 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....
  • Fed holds steady on bond buying, keeps key interest rate near zero

    Fed holds steady on bond buying, keeps key interest rate near zero
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to hold steady on short-term interest rates and the central bank's bond-buying program, but indicated that they expected economic growth to pick up. Following a two-day meeting, the Federal Open...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fed's Bullard says more data needed for stimulus tapering decision

    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official indicated Friday that he was not prepared to start reducing the central bank's bond-buying stimulus program soon, saying policymakers needed to see more economic data before making a decision. The comments...
  • 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...
  • Fed's Fisher says stimulus tapering should begin this fall

    Fed's Fisher says stimulus tapering should begin this fall
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers must “gird our loins” to start tapering the central bank’s bond-buying program this fall after the drop in the unemployment rate to 7.4%, a top official said Monday. Richard Fisher,...
  • 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...