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  • 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...
  • Senator says he wouldn't trust Fed candidate Summers to cut his lawn

    Senator says he wouldn't trust Fed candidate Summers to cut his lawn
    WASHINGTON -- Forget about cutting interest rates. A Republican senator said he wouldn't even let Lawrence H. Summers, a leading contender to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, cut his lawn. “I wouldn’t want Larry Summers to...
  • 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....
  • Fed's Lockhart says he would back easing stimulus in September

    Fed's Lockhart says he would back easing stimulus in September
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official said Friday that he would support a reduction in the central bank's stimulus efforts in September if economic data continue to show the recovery proceeding at a moderate pace. Dennis Lockhart, president of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cleveland Fed head to step down, adding to central bank turnover

    Cleveland Fed head to step down, adding to central bank turnover
    WASHINGTON -- The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Sandra Pianalto, will step down early next year, creating another vacancy among central bank policymakers as they grapple with reducing their stimulus efforts. The head of the...
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing

    Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....
  • Regulators unveil final 'Volcker Rule' to curb bank risk-taking

    Regulators unveil final 'Volcker Rule' to curb bank risk-taking
    WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators on Tuesday unveiled the final version of a rule designed to prevent federally insured banks from engaging in risky trading of stocks and securities, moving to put in place a key regulation called for in the 2010...