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  • Most Americans doubt Fed's ability to boost growth, poll finds

    Most Americans doubt Fed's ability to boost growth, poll finds
    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...
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
  • Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

    Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016
    LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you’ll use to pay for them, at least in Britain. The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing...
  • Scientists experiment with money laundering

    Scientists experiment with money laundering
    Got some dirty money to launder? Well, Rhode Island scientists say they've devised a method of washing human grease, microbes and motor oil from the world's banknotes using supercritical fluid. Each year, the world's governments shred roughly 150,000...
  • Shutdown likely delays stimulus taper a few months, Fed official says

    Shutdown likely delays stimulus taper a few months, Fed official says
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday the central bank was unlikely to start reducing a key stimulus program for "a few months" because the partial government shutdown has muddied the economic picture. Charles Evans, president of...
  • Obama nominates Yellen as Fed chief, calls her a champion for workers

    Obama nominates Yellen as Fed chief, calls her a champion for workers
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday announced the nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be the first woman head of the Federal Reserve, calling her "one of the nation's foremost economists and policymakers" who would be a champion for American workers....
  • Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to be next Federal Reserve chair

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. The historic appointment, if confirmed, would make the former UC Berkeley economist the first woman to lead the world&...
  • Yellen deftly navigates Fed confirmation hearing

    WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
  • Fed may keep short-term rates low long after bond-buying pullback

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers, expecting to pull back on their bond-buying stimulus "in coming months," are considering keeping short-term interest rates quite low for quite a while, among other options to try to support what they see as...
  • 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...