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  • Fed awards $402 billion of term deposits in test auction

    The Federal Reserve awarded $402.153 billion of seven-day term deposits to banks, a record amount, at a test auction held on Monday, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The U.S. central bank allotted them to 97 banks which will receive an interest rate of...
  • Kocherlakota: Fed should rewrite inflation target statement

    A top Federal Reserve official on Monday called for the U.S. central bank to rewrite its 2 percent inflation goal to reflect the view that below-target inflation is just as costly as above-target inflation. At the Fed's last meeting most policymakers...
  • Lower oil prices will help U.S. economy, two top Fed officials say

    Lower oil prices will help U.S. economy, two top Fed officials say
    Two top Federal Reserve policymakers said Monday that falling oil prices will help the U.S. economy even though the drop adds to concerns about low inflation. As the cost of energy tumbles -- the average nationwide price of a gallon of regular...
  • U.S. Fed to hold test for term reverse repos

    The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Monday it will conduct four operations in December to test longer maturity or term reverse repurchase agreements in a bid to see how they might be used as tool to achieve its interest rate objectives. Each of the four...
  • U.S. Fed awards fewer reverse repos at higher rate

    The U.S. Federal Reserve on Monday awarded fewer reverse repurchase agreements on Monday even after it offered higher interest rates in the testing of this program it would use when it decides to tighten monetary policy. The central bank awarded $154....
  • Fed's Fisher comfortable running inflation a bit high: FT

    One of the U.S. Federal Reserve's most hawkish policymakers said he would be comfortable running inflation a bit above a 2-percent target for a while as long as longer-term expectations remain stable, according to a newspaper interview. With the Fed's...
  • Raul Elizalde: The new bull-bear debate

    After two years of virtually uninterrupted gains, the stock market took a scary tumble in October. While the market went on to recover the losses, the autumn slump touched off a debate about whether it was a precursor of further loses ahead or merely a...
  • Fed's latest invention holds promise for controlled rate rise

    The Federal Reserve's latest market proposal could help it smoothly raise interest rates and bring far more banks into direct contact with the U.S. central bank in a way that another tool, unveiled last year, could not. Analysts have applauded a draft...
  • U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery

    U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery
    Stagnant wages. Slow economic growth. Stubborn unemployment. Economists call the prevailing gray economic landscape the new normal. Wall Street has another name for it: "Good times." Having shaken off a momentary scare in October over fears that...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • Three Fed banks renewed call for discount rate hike: minutes

    Three Federal Reserve regional banks in October renewed their efforts to convince the central bank's Washington-based board to raise the Fed's emergency lending rate, according to meeting minutes released on Tuesday. Ahead of the central bank's Oct. 28-...