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  • 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...
  • Bill Clinton defends Summers, backs Yellen to be Fed chief

    Bill Clinton defends Summers, backs Yellen to be Fed chief
    WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton said the harsh criticism of Lawrence H. Summers that led to his withdrawal from consideration to be the next Federal Reserve chairman was inaccurate and that the former Treasury secretary did not excessively...
  • Fed's Dudley: Two key tests show economy too fragile to begin tapering

    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday that the economy still wasn't strong enough in two key areas to begin tapering the central bank's bond-buying stimulus program, particularly with budget and debt-limit fights looming. "In my...
  • Reel Critics: 'Money for Nothing' worth the price

    Reel Critics: 'Money for Nothing' worth the price
    Only a documentary about the Federal Reserve could have the real luminaries of the system as the stars of the film. Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Paul Volcker and a host of Treasury officials appear as themselves in "Money for Nothing: Inside the...
  • Republican Sheila Bair says GOP should back Janet Yellen for Fed

    Republican Sheila Bair says GOP should back Janet Yellen for Fed
    WASHINGTON -- Although Sheila Bair, the former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is a Republican, she has been one of the most outspoken supporters of Democrat Janet L. Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chief. Now, with Yellen the...
  • Warren Buffett says economy slowly improving, calls Bernanke 'gutsy'

    Warren Buffett says economy slowly improving, calls Bernanke 'gutsy'
    WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said he sees the economy slowly improving and hailed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke as "gutsy" for the actions the central bank has taken to boost growth. Buffett told CNBC on Monday that he...
  • Fed's Dudley says decision on stimulus pullback still months away

    Fed's Dudley says decision on stimulus pullback still months away
    WASHINGTON — A top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday that a decision on reducing the central bank's unprecedented economic stimulus efforts still is three to four months away as policymakers first must determine if the recovery is strong...
  • Bernanke warns against scaling back Fed stimulus too soon

    Bernanke warns against scaling back Fed stimulus too soon
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Wednesday that the central bank could start scaling back its stimulus program in the next few months, but warned against acting too quickly and harming the still-weak economic recovery. The key...
  • Some Fed officials open to start tapering stimulus as soon as June

    WASHINGTON -- Some Federal Reserve officials said they were willing to start ratcheting back the central bank's stimulus program as early as June if the economic recovery strengthened further, according to minutes from their policy meeting three week ago....
  • Initial jobless claims drop to 340,000 after one-week spike

    Initial jobless claims drop to 340,000 after one-week spike
    WASHINGTON -- Initial unemployment claims dropped back to a level indicating moderate job growth last week after a spike the previous week raised alarms about the labor market recovery. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first...
  • Don't wait on the debt limit

    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...