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  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
  • Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to be next Federal Reserve chair

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. The historic appointment, if confirmed, would make the former UC Berkeley economist the first woman to lead the world&...
  • 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%,...
  • Janet Yellen expected to be confirmed by Senate as Fed chief Monday

    Janet Yellen expected to be confirmed by Senate as Fed chief Monday
    WASHINGTON -- Senators on Monday are expected to confirm Janet L. Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve, scheduling a late afternoon vote that could be the closest ever for a leader of the central bank. Yellen, 67, a former UC Berkeley...
  • 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...
  • Group begins campaign to stop Janet Yellen's confirmation as Fed chair

    Group begins campaign to stop Janet Yellen's confirmation as Fed chair
    WASHINGTON -- A conservative group has launched a campaign to stop Janet L. Yellen from becoming the next head of the Federal Reserve, arguing her confirmation would lead to an expansion of easy money policies that would cause prices to soar. American...
  • 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....
  • The Federal Reserve meeting: Five things to watch for

    The Federal Reserve meeting: Five things to watch for
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve's last chance this year to reduce a key stimulus program comes Wednesday when central bank policymakers wrap up a two-day meeting and Chairman Ben S. Bernanke holds his last scheduled news conference before stepping...
  • 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....
  • Yellen is front-runner for Fed chair, but Obama has other options

    Yellen is front-runner for Fed chair, but Obama has other options
    WASHINGTON -- With Lawrence H. Summers removing himself from consideration to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, Janet L. Yellen becomes the acknowledged front-runner for the vital economic policy position. But President Obama still could go...
  • 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...