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  • Janet Yellen more experienced than Fed predecessors

    WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen, President Obama’s choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more years and a wider range of experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the...
  • 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?...
  • Yellen to tell senators Fed must do more to help economy recover

    Yellen to tell senators Fed must do more to help economy recover
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has helped the nation rebound from the Great Recession, but there still is more work to be done to reduce unemployment and get the economy back on track, Fed chair nominee Janet L. Yellen will tell senators at her...
  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner joins private equity firm

    WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is becoming a financial industry executive, taking a high-level job with the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the firm announced Saturday. Geithner, who was a major player in the...
  • Don't wait on the debt limit

    Much is in flux in Washington this week. But two important realities have remained constant, whether certain elements in the GOP accept them or not: We must not default on the federal debt, and we shouldn't wait until we're on the brink of default to...
  • Storm clouds for the Fed

    For months it was a matter of intense speculation: Who would President Obama nominate to chair the Federal Reserve? Now that he has named Janet Yellen, currently the Fed's vice chair and an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, maybe we can move on to...
  • Wall Street's Fed fixation

    Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke could not have been more precise about the projected cutbacks in the monthly $85-billion bond-buying program. He said in December that the Fed would continue the program until the national unemployment rate fell to 6.5%. And...
  • Fed chief Yellen indicates stimulus cuts will continue

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how much of the recent economic slowing was caused by the harsh winter weather, a determination that could prompt it to reconsider how fast it pulls back on its key economic stimulus. In...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...