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  • Exclusive: Fed's Williams downplays global risks, eyes U.S. inflation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bellwether Federal Reserve policymaker on Tuesday downplayed concerns about weakness in the global economy, saying the U.S. central bank should only delay an interest rate hike next year if inflation or wages fail to perk up....
  • Getting used to the 'new mediocre'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Evaporating inflation and slowing growth have put financial markets into such a spin that they could inflict further damage on the world economy. Until a dramatic selloff, exuberant markets had raced well ahead of the economies that...
  • European stock funds worldwide post record $5.7 bln outflows -BofA

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors worldwide pulled a net $5.7 billion out of European stock funds in the week ended Oct. 15, their biggest weekly withdrawals on record, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday....
  • Citing U.S. values, Yellen says troubled by rise in economic inequality

    Citing U.S. values, Yellen says troubled by rise in economic inequality
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said the growth of economic inequality in the United States was not in keeping with American values and she hinted at a range of steps that could address it. With global stock markets...
  • At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen

    At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top...
  • Yellen says rising income inequality in U.S. 'greatly' concerns her

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen raised alarms Friday about rising income inequality in the U.S., saying it "greatly" concerned her and suggesting the trend was incompatible with American values. The last several decades "have seen the most...
  • Exclusive: Fed considers using bank stress tests for crisis prevention

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is considering turning its annual health check for big banks into one of the tools it could use to prevent a build up of excessive financial risks. If deployed, the modified tests could force banks to retain...
  • Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

    Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble
    Initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to their lowest level in 14 years as the labor market continued to show signs of improvement despite global economic problems. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • Fed likely to end bond buying, may signal caution on rate hikes

    Fed likely to end bond buying, may signal caution on rate hikes
    (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is likely to reassure investors later this month that it won't stand idle if global turbulence threatens the U.S. economy, but a proposal from one top policymaker to keep on buying bonds looks to be a bridge too far. James...
  • Philly fed chief: Ebola, market volatility no major threats to economy

    Philly fed chief: Ebola, market volatility no major threats to economy
    It's been leading cable news and getting blamed in part for declines in global stock prices, but the Ebola outbreak isn't atop Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser's list of threats to U.S. economic growth. "You can make up...
  • Top investors, strategists take pummeling in Wall Street sell-off

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Some of Wall Street's biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market's roughest months. The Standard & Poor's 500 index  has now lost almost 8 percent in the past three-and-a-half...