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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bernanke says unemployment hasn't improved enough to slow stimulus

    WASHINGTON -- Despite improvement in the labor market over the last year, central bank policymakers were not confident enough yet that the economy could handle a reduction in a key stimulus program to move ahead with a pullback this month, Federal Reserve...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bernanke: Markets starting to understand Fed's stimulus message

    Bernanke: Markets starting to understand Fed's stimulus message
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Wednesday admitted there has been some confusion as the central bank has tried to explain plans to scale back its stimulus policies, but said he thought financial markets were "beginning to...
  • 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...
  • Initial jobless claims drop to 340,000 after one-week spike

    Initial jobless claims drop to 340,000 after one-week spike
    WASHINGTON -- Initial unemployment claims dropped back to a level indicating moderate job growth last week after a spike the previous week raised alarms about the labor market recovery. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first...
  • Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says

    Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says
    WASHINGTON -- Private-sector hiring slowed last month as employers added 176,000 new jobs, but the gains were consistent with the labor market's steady though unspectacular growth over the last two years, payroll processing firm ADP said Thursday....
  • Bernanke warns against scaling back Fed stimulus too soon

    Bernanke warns against scaling back Fed stimulus too soon
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Wednesday that the central bank could start scaling back its stimulus program in the next few months, but warned against acting too quickly and harming the still-weak economic recovery. The key...