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  • Fed's Fisher: U.S. firms still in 'defensive crouch'

    AUSTIN (Reuters) - U.S. businesses are still in a "defensive crouch" and are not aggressively hiring largely because of uncertainty over fiscal policy, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said on Wednesday. Fisher, who has often blamed...
  • Fed's Fisher unworried by current low inflation

    AUSTIN (Reuters) - Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said he is "not uncomfortable" with the current low level of U.S. inflation, and will not vote for or support any policy that drives it above the Fed's long-term 2-percent goal....
  • Fed's Fisher: QE3 taper should continue, end in fall

    AUSTIN (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will continue to trim its massive bond-buying program and end it this fall, a top Fed official predicted on Wednesday, adding that interest rates will stay near zero until at least then and probably some time beyond....
  • Low inflation to linger for years in euro zone

    (Reuters) - The euro zone is set for at least two more years of low inflation, held down by a strong currency and anemic economic and jobs growth, and still faces a very real threat of deflation, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. While the inflation...
  • Retirement assets are making a comeback

    Retirement assets at the end of 2013 were the highest on record, a strong indication that many savers have seen their investment accounts bounce back from the financial crisis of 2008 when the stock market fell so hard it lost nearly half its value....
  • Watchdog warns about big banks' use of government-affiliated loans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog on Wednesday warned that big banks have dramatically boosted their borrowing from a federal housing finance program, a move that could pose risks to the government-sponsored system if a big borrower...
  • U.S. Fed's Kocherlakota says interested in bitcoin

    FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he is interested in the fast-emerging bitcoin, although he scoffed at the idea that the virtual currency could replace the dollar. Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank...
  • U.S. Fed falling short on inflation and job goals, Kocherlakota says

    FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is coming up short on its goals for both inflation and employment, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, and the central bank ought to do more to ensure they return to healthier levels. Inflation...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota to 'do what it takes' on U.S. inflation

    FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he will "do what it takes" to get inflation to be around 2 percent, including raising rates sharply if prices unexpectedly start to spiral upward too quickly. But...
  • Investors pare longer-dated U.S. Treasuries in week: survey

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - More investors pared their holdings of longer-dated Treasuries in the latest week after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's March policy meeting suggested the U.S. central bank would be unlikely to raise interest rates until the...
  • Fed's Rosengren calls for more explicit rates guidance

    BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should "explicitly" state that it will keep interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within one year of reaching the central bank's employment and inflation goals, a top Fed policymaker said on...