| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- With Lawrence H. Summers removing himself from consideration to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, Janet L. Yellen becomes the acknowledged front-runner for the vital economic policy position.
But President Obama still could go...
| Sep 17, 2013
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has presided over what may be the Fed's most aggressive intervention in the U.S. economy ever, acquiring trillions of dollars worth of securities in a multiyear effort to revive the sluggish economy. With...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is it taper time for the Federal Reserve?
That's the key question as the financial and economic worlds await the end of the central bank's policymaking meeting Wednesday and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's quarterly news conference.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers unexpectedly voted Wednesday not to alter one of the central bank’s key economic stimulus programs.
The move defied market expectations that the Fed would begin tapering its monthly purchases of $85...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday that the economy still wasn't strong enough in two key areas to begin tapering the central bank's bond-buying stimulus program, particularly with budget and debt-limit fights looming.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Although Sheila Bair, the former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is a Republican, she has been one of the most outspoken supporters of Democrat Janet L. Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chief.
Now, with Yellen the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economy, but a new poll finds that only about a third of Americans have confidence in the central bank's ability to boost growth.
The findings in a New York Times/CBS...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Eurozone's unemployment rate hit a record high of 12.1% in March as the region continued to struggle with recession, government officials said Tuesday.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for the 17-nation group topped the previous...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they would continue their stimulus efforts and hold steady on rock-bottom interest rates, but announced no new actions as the economy appeared headed for another spring slowdown.
After a two-...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- The European Central Bank on Thursday lowered its key interest rate to a record low level in an effort to spur economic growth in the recession-plagued Eurozone.
The central bank's policymakers lowered its main refinancing rate by 0.25...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Federal Reserve Board announced Thursday that it terminated an enforcement action against Baltimore-based Harbor Bankshares Corp.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond issued the action in July 2010, reaching an agreement with the holding company...