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  • U.S. consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008

    U.S. consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, but a rise in consumer sentiment to more than a seven-year high this month indicated economic growth would remain on solid ground. The economic picture...
  • Yen slammed to near seven-year low vs dollar on BoJ easing

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The yen plunged to a near seven-year low against the U.S. dollar on Friday, putting it on track for its worst day in 18 months, after the Bank of Japan shocked financial markets with an aggressive easing of its monetary policy. In...
  • Broad rally lifts Wall St. to record as BoJ bumps up stimulus

    Broad rally lifts Wall St. to record as BoJ bumps up stimulus
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials hit a record high on Friday as stocks rallied on Wall Street after the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of...
  • Fed's Williams: inflation targets work, but room for improvement

    (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve policymaker on Friday said global central banks have had good success with inflation-targeting, but should consider other methods that may work better in the face of low interest rates and the risk of asset bubbles....
  • Investors pull back from stocks in October as Fed money-printing ends

    LONDON (Reuters) - Equity holdings in global portfolios dipped to the lowest in more than a year in October as lingering caution about world growth and central bank policies prompted European, U.S. and British funds to trim allocations. A monthly...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota defends dissent, cites drop in inflation outlook

    (Reuters) - The lone Federal Reserve policymaker to dissent against the U.S. central bank's decision this week to end its bond-buying stimulus said Friday that the Fed was risking its credibility by failing to take action against a worrisome drop in...
  • Efforts to replace Fed hawks Plosser, Fisher pick up speed

    (Reuters) - Two regional Federal Reserve banks have taken steps to replace their hawkish presidents, Charles Plosser and Richard Fisher, whose departures early next year could change the tenor of debate within the U.S. central bank's policy-setting...
  • Fed's George to send BBQ sauce to San Francisco Fed chief after Giants win

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George plans to send San Francisco Fed President John Williams some local barbecue sauce to commemorate his home team's World Series victory, spokesmen for the banks said on...
  • New book slams economists, their theories and their forecasts

    WASHINGTON Jeff Madrick has a bone to pick with the economics profession, and that's putting it nicely. Consider the title of his new book: "Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World." The book amounts to a broadside...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Yellen speech does not mention monetary policy, economic outlook

    Yellen speech does not mention monetary policy, economic outlook
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on monetary policy or the economic outlook in remarks on Thursday prepared for a diversity conference at the central bank. Yellen was speaking one day after the Fed ended its...