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  • Will the Fed hike rates? It's all over but the Yellen

    A few years ago, I was dispatched to cover a speech by then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Although the topic listed was listed in the Physician's Desk Reference under "heavy narcotics," my presence was required, "just in case he makes some news."...
  • 2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system

    2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system
    Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2009 showed central bank officials struggling to contain the worst financial crisis in seven decades and searching for the right policies to halt a deepening economic downturn. The transcripts released Wednesday...
  • Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike

    Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen greased the wheels for an eventual interest rate hike, but she made clear that she was keeping her options open on the timing of any such move. Appearing for the first time before the new Republican-...
  • Fed chief expresses caution about raising rates too early

    Fed chief expresses caution about raising rates too early
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen on Tuesday gave an upbeat assessment of the American job market. But she noted it was not fully healed and reiterated the central bank's stance that it remained "patient" in raising interest rates. "There has been...
  • Fed Chair Yellen must weigh U.S. growth against global slowdown

     Fed Chair Yellen must weigh U.S. growth against global slowdown
    Now comes the tough part for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen. After winding down the central bank's bond-buying stimulus without roiling financial markets, Yellen begins her second year on the job next week with the more difficult task of...
  • Economic crystal ball

    It may be futile to try to predict the future, but it is January, so here are some guesstimates for what might happen in 2015. Global Economy: After increasing at an estimated 2.4 percent rate in 2014, economists expect that U.S. GDP will pick up to 3...
  • 2014 marked by the A-word -- any which way you define it

    It was an "awesome" year. In my annual search for a word that pretty much describes the past year, I have found that almost everything, everywhere, was "awesome." I am using the A-word in the sense that I have heard my son's generation use it since he...
  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end
    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Ronald McKinnon dies at 79; economist opposed Fed asset purchases

    Ronald McKinnon, a retired professor of economics at Stanford University who warned Federal Reserve policy makers including former Chairman Ben Bernanke that its large-scale asset purchases would harm the economy, has died. He was 79. He died...
  • Steve Ballmer opens a new window as Clippers' enthusiastic owner

    Steve Ballmer opens a new window as Clippers' enthusiastic owner
    Steve Ballmer delivered many lessons this fall to the 80 students who squeezed their way into his much-anticipated class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Never forget, the former Microsoft chief executive told them, that at the heart of...