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  • IMF warns Fed stimulus pullback could reignite European debt crisis

    IMF warns Fed stimulus pullback could reignite European debt crisis
    WASHINGTON -- A Federal Reserve pullback of its economic stimulus efforts could reignite the European debt crisis as that region struggles to recover from its longest-ever recession, the International Monetary Fund warned. In its annual assessment of...
  • Fed communication, timing key to reduce risk of stimulus exit: IMF

    Fed communication, timing key to reduce risk of stimulus exit: IMF
    WASHINGTON -- Clear communication and proper timing are key to the Federal Reserve ending its unprecedented stimulus efforts without damaging the improving U.S. economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund said Friday. With Fed policymakers set to...
  • 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...
  • Treasury official Lael Brainard to step down, could be Fed nominee

    Treasury official Lael Brainard to step down, could be Fed nominee
    WASHINGTON -- Lael Brainard, the Treasury department's top official in dealing with global financial issues, will step down this week amid speculation she could be nominated to the Federal Reserve Board. Brainard has served as undersecretary for...
  • Yellen gains allies for top job at Fed

    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....
  • Navigating the shift to a stingier Fed

    After four years of providing trillions of dollars in cheap money to prop up the U.S. financial system and economy, the Federal Reserve has signaled that its generosity won't last forever. On the face of it, that ought to be good news: It means the...
  • Strong jobs report has Fed on track to taper stimulus, analysts say

    WASHINGTON -- The government's unexpectedly strong June jobs report leaves the Federal Reserve on track to start tapering its bond-buying stimulus efforts as early as September, analysts said Friday. "The labor market has very strong momentum," Chris...
  • Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million

    Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million
    Some 1.3 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits on Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expires. Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits are going away. Q: Who will lose benefits?...
  • Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million on Saturday

    Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million on Saturday
    Some 1.3 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits on Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expires. Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits are going away. Q: Who will lose benefits?...
  • Long-term unemployment benefits expire: 6 things to know

    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...
  • Financial markets: Six highlights -- and absurdities -- of 2013

    Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus. Instead, we're on track for a...