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  • Deflation-wary European Central Bank cuts deposit rate to below zero

    In a bid to spur growth and avert the dangerous threat of deflation in the sluggish Eurozone economy, the European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and took the unprecedented step of lowering the bank deposit rate below zero....
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • Behind the jargon at the IMF

    Given the chance to be a fly on the wall at any institution, few would choose the International Monetary Fund. As part of a series from the Writers in Residence nonprofit organization, novelist Geoff Dyer spent a fortnight on a U.S. aircraft carrier,...
  • Fed holds steady on interest rates and stimulus, sees risks easing

    Fed holds steady on interest rates and stimulus, sees risks easing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday that they would continue the central bank’s controversial bond-buying stimulus program and leave short-term interest rates near zero to help boost the economic recovery, which they said was...
  • Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs

    Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama praised both Lawrence H. Summers and Janet L. Yellen as "highly qualified" to be the next Federal Reserve chief, but said he had a "range of outstanding candidates" and reiterated that he would not make a decision until the...
  • Obama suggests he won't renominate Ben Bernanke as Fed chair

    Obama suggests he won't renominate Ben Bernanke as Fed chair
    President Obama suggested he might not renominate Ben S. Bernanke for a third term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, saying the central bank chief has already stayed in the job longer than originally planned. In a PBS interview that aired late Monday,...
  • Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday

    Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- A difficult task awaits Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke when he faces the TV cameras Wednesday in his quarterly news conference. He has to try to reassure investors, analysts and politicians that the central bank has a plan for...
  • Fed doesn't have 'unconditional optimism' on economy, official says

    Fed doesn't have 'unconditional optimism' on economy, official says
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve doesn't have "unconditional optimism" about the economic recovery and won't pull back on stimulus efforts if conditions don't warrant it, a top central bank policymaker said Friday. In prepared remarks to the Council on...
  • Fed holds steady on bond buying, keeps key interest rate near zero

    Fed holds steady on bond buying, keeps key interest rate near zero
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to hold steady on short-term interest rates and the central bank's bond-buying program, but indicated that they expected economic growth to pick up. Following a two-day meeting, the Federal Open...
  • Upbeat data may prompt Fed to act

    WASHINGTON — Improving economic data is making the prospects more likely that the Federal Reserve will start tapering its massive bond buying next month, a move that suggests the recovery is on solid ground but that would be likely to roil Wall...
  • Fed's Bullard says more data needed for stimulus tapering decision

    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official indicated Friday that he was not prepared to start reducing the central bank's bond-buying stimulus program soon, saying policymakers needed to see more economic data before making a decision. The comments...