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  • Fed is torn over the timing for boosting interest rates

    Fed is torn over the timing for boosting interest rates
    As top central bankers gather this weekend for their annual powwow in Jackson Hole, Wyo., their main focus this year will be on the labor market — a topic at the heart of the Federal Reserve's increasingly intense debate on when to start raising...
  • Exclusive: U.S. regulators step up warnings to banks for poor risk-spotting

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses, and push for rapid improvements in risk assessment, according to two sources familiar...
  • From stock-pickers to pensioners, Fed board filings show millionaires

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The five members of the Federal Reserve board that oversee U.S. monetary policy have plenty of money of their own, according to government filings released on Thursday. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics released the annual...
  • U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens

    U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with a bigger chunk of the growth driven by domestic demand in a bright sign for the future. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent...
  • Yellen resists pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly

    Resisting pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in interest...
  • As Fed debates rate path, focus on jobs data stirs its own debate

    As Fed debates rate path, focus on jobs data stirs its own debate
    JACKSON HOLE Wyo (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's intensive focus on a wide range of labor market data to guide policy-making is driving a wedge between its core decision-makers and others who feel the central bank is straying from traditional...
  • S&P 500 hits milestone, climbs past 2,000 for first time

    The stock market hit a new milestone Monday. Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won't soon end. On Friday,...
  • BoE to beat Fed to the punch by hiking rates in first quarter

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England will be the first major central bank to lift interest rates when it makes a move early next year, jumping the gun on the U.S. Federal Reserve by a few months, a Reuters poll shows. The BoE will raise its Bank Rate...
  • Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given U.S. jobs gains

    Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given U.S. jobs gains
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve hinted on Wednesday that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead it to raise interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating. At the same time, most Fed officials wanted further...
  • ECB may need to act if European inflation falls further: Draghi

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo (Reuters) - A further drop in European inflation would pose price stability risks and the European Central Bank would use "all the available instruments" in response, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday. "The governing council will...
  • Investors look for more gains as U.S. S&P 500 index hits 2,000 milestone

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. S&P 500 stock index broke through the landmark 2,000 level on Monday, marking a six-year rally which has benefited many Americans from Wall Street to Main Street. During that time the unemployment rate has fallen from a...