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  • Fed's Evans says dollar putting downward pressure on inflation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A stronger dollar and weak global inflation are putting downward pressure on the pace of price increases in the U.S. economy, posing a challenge for the Federal Reserve, a top Fed official said on Saturday. "The dollar, it puts...
  • Fed officials say global slowdown could push back U.S. rate hike

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials on Saturday took stock of a slowdown in the global economy and said it could delay an increase in U.S. interest rates if serious enough. Most notably, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the effort to...
  • Fischer says Fed rate path subject to uncertainty of forecasts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday the Fed's guidance on when it will raise interest rates can't be more precise because of the uncertainty of the central bank's forecasts about the economy. "People...
  • Fed's Lacker says government rescues of financial firms must stop

    (Reuters) - U.S. regulators need to complete a comprehensive bankruptcy program implementation to allow large financial institutions to unwind in the event they fail, rather than depend on government interventions, a top Fed official said on Friday....
  • Stocks fall on fears of weakness abroad

    It was the steepest of roller-coaster rides for investors this week, and it ended with a 115-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average that wiped out the year's gains for the benchmark index. Throughout the nation and worldwide, major indexes...
  • Fed's Plosser not too concerned about below-target inflation

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of the Federal Reserve's most hawkish policymakers said on Friday he is "not too concerned" that inflation has remained a bit below the U.S. central bank's 2-percent goal the last couple of years. Charles Plosser, head of the...
  • Fed's George repeats call to move soon on hiking rates

    (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is performing well and the Federal Reserve needs to move soon to raise interest rates, a top Fed official said on Friday. Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George said the central bank should raise rates...
  • Fed's Fisher: may have 'overshot' on interest rates

    DALLAS (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve may have gone too far with its super-easy accommodative interest rate policy, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday. The gap between yields on risky corporate bonds compared with yields on Treasuries, seen...
  • Email alias of former Fed chair Bernanke comes out in AIG trial

    Email alias of former Fed chair Bernanke comes out in AIG trial
    WASHINGTON — Of all the key government players involved in saving the U.S. economy from collapse in the autumn of 2008, Edward Quince has hardly earned a mention. But at the trial of former American International Group CEO Hank Greenberg, Quince'...
  • Ex-Fed Chair Bernanke: wanted to stop AIG default, not punish firm

    Ex-Fed Chair Bernanke: wanted to stop AIG default, not punish firm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday that he was hesitant to bail out American International Group in 2008, but he was primarily concerned that the insurer "was on the brink of default" and not about punishing...
  • Top Fed official fears people 'expect too much' from central bank

    Top Fed official fears people 'expect too much' from central bank
    A top Federal Reserve official said Friday that Americans “expect too much” from the central bank, particularly when it comes to reducing unemployment. Charles Plosser, a voting member on the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee, said...