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  • Local Voices Lake: April 17 edition

    Local Voices Lake: April 17 edition
    Letters to the editor from Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods and Kildeer. Political favors The legal position that campaign cash is speech is sheer nonsense. Freedom of speech means that you are free to say what you please, not the volume setting on your...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year average is 4.28%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year average is 4.28%
    A five-week decline in fixed mortgage rates has ended, with Freddie Mac’s survey showing the 30-year home loan averaged 4.28% early this week, up from 4.23% a week ago. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged at an average of 3.33%,...
  • Lawmakers want Fed board to approve big bank enforcement actions

    Lawmakers want Fed board to approve big bank enforcement actions
    WASHINGTON -- Reflecting concerns that government settlements with big banks haven't been tough enough, two Democratic lawmakers want the Federal Reserve board to approve all major enforcement actions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep....
  • Fed expected to start reducing balance sheet next year, survey says

    Federal Reserve officials are expected to start slowly reducing the central bank's $4.2 trillion in assets next year after the end of a key stimulus program that has helped dramatically increase the size of its balance sheet, according to survey results...
  • Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great Recession

    Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great Recession
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke first gained prominence writing about the Great Depression. Now he plans a memoir to defend how he and other officials battled the biggest crisis and economic downturn since then. “I'd like to be...
  • Fed releases transcripts of meetings from 2008 financial crisis

    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve on Friday released transcripts of its 2008 meetings when central bank policymakers were grappling with the financial crisis. The transcripts from official Federal Open Market Committee sessions are made public after...
  • Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday

    Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- Janet L. Yellen, who broke the Federal Reserve's glass ceiling, marks two more milestones Wednesday, wrapping up her initial policymaking meeting as chairwoman then facing reporters' questions for the first time since taking office last...
  • Yellen says Fed's 'extraordinary commitment' still needed

    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, saying the job market is far from normal, made clear Monday that the central bank remains committed to providing extraordinary support for the economy for some time to come. Yellen’s remarks...
  • Jeremy Stein to step down from short-handed Federal Reserve Board

    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy C. Stein plans to step down next month, creating another vacancy on the central bank's already short-handed board. Stein, 53, a Harvard economist and former Obama administration advisor, has served on the...
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis

    Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis
    Although the Federal Reserve has been criticized for its unprecedented efforts to fight the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday the central bank could have done more. "Although we have been very aggressive, I think on...