| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:32 AM
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.
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:01 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:42 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
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,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:32 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:27 AM
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....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:25 PM
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...