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  • Fed official says weak data caused by weather, should not slow taper

    Fed official says weak data caused by weather, should not slow taper
    Bad weather is largely responsible for some recent weak economic data and should not lead the Federal Reserve to stop reducing a key stimulus program, a top central bank official said Monday. Instead, with economic growth still forecast to pick up...
  • Yellen says Fed's 'extraordinary commitment' still needed

    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, saying the job market is far from normal, made clear Monday that the central bank remains committed to providing extraordinary support for the economy for some time to come. Yellen’s remarks...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Federal Reserve nominee Stanley Fischer defends Citigroup tenure

    WASHINGTON -- Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel president nominated for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job, defended his work on Wall Street and told senators at his confirmation hearing Thursday that he understood the effect of economic problems on...
  • Fed minutes indicate easy-money policy may persist

    Fed minutes indicate easy-money policy may persist
    WASHINGTON — An account of the Federal Reserve's last meeting suggests that policymakers aren't as eager to take away the punch bowl as the market thought. The minutes of the March 18-19 meeting state that Fed officials worried that their...
  • Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis

    Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis
    Although the Federal Reserve has been criticized for its unprecedented efforts to fight the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday the central bank could have done more. "Although we have been very aggressive, I think on...
  • Nigeria: Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand

    Nigeria: Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand
    On Feb. 20, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his respected central bank governor, who was trying to discover what had happened to an estimated $20 billion that disappeared from the nation's oil revenue over an 18-month period. Four days later,...
  • Fed officials say markets overreacted to Yellen rate-hike comments

    Fed officials say markets overreacted to Yellen rate-hike comments
    WASHINGTON -- Top Federal Reserve officials said financial markets overreacted to Chairwoman Janet Yellen's comments last week indicating the central bank could start raising interest rates early next year. In speeches and interviews, the officials...
  • Lawmakers want Fed board to approve big bank enforcement actions

    Lawmakers want Fed board to approve big bank enforcement actions
    WASHINGTON -- Reflecting concerns that government settlements with big banks haven't been tough enough, two Democratic lawmakers want the Federal Reserve board to approve all major enforcement actions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep....
  • Good riddance to Bernanke's tight-money policies

    Good riddance to Bernanke's tight-money policies
    The Wall Street Journal is on the hard-money side of the debate over recent monetary policy. But its editorial on the departure of Ben S. Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve articulated a conventional wisdom that transcends that debate. The...
  • Major bitcoin exchange crashes, takes bitcoin prices with it

    Bitcoin prices have crashed over the last few days--again!--this time because Mt. Gox, a major bitcoin exchange headquartered in Tokyo, abruptly announced it was suspending all withdrawals for "technical" reasons. Mt. Gox said the suspension was...