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Monday Aug 25 | Slate Magazine

The Fed Is Not As Powerful As We Think

This past week marked the annual gathering of bankers, financial officials, and other economic experts hosted by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Related Topix: Business News, Ben Bernanke

Monday Aug 25 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

How Jackson Hole events shape Worcester's economy

Compared to Massachusetts, Worcester's economy is doing better on some measures and worse on others.

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Related Topix: Business News, Worcester County, MA, Worcester, MA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Activists at Jackson Hole See Recovery on Wall Street, 'Not My Street'

A group of activists has descended on the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., to tell central bank officials that any move to raise interest rates soon could wreak havoc on the lives of Americans still struggling with a weak economic recovery.

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Related Topix: Business News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Markets

Forbes.com

Is It Time To Ignore The Fed?

I founded Asset Management Research Corporation in 1988. The firm has provided investment research to institutions and serious investors for 26 years.

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Related Topix: Business News, Financial Markets, Best of 2007

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Yellen: Job-market shifts complicate rate decision

An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.

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Related Topix: Associated Press, New York, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Business News

Brandon Sun

Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

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Related Topix: Business News, Financial Markets, 9, Recreational Vehicle, Teton

Sky News

Fed Official Wants ECB Action To Lift Economy

Pressure intensifies on the European Central Bank to help world recovery as GDP growth in the euro area continues to stagnate.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, European Central Bank, Banking, Business News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

News Max

Joel Naroff: Fed Will 'Be Compelled' to Hike Rates Sooner Than Expected

U.S. home resales raced to a 10-month high in July and the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week, signaling strength in the economy.

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Related Topix: Business News, Housing, Real Estate, Home, Home Selling, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Beat the Press

The Federal Reserve Board Responds to Bankers

The Washington Post had an article on grassroots efforts to try to influence the Federal Reserve Board's decisions on monetary policy.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Business News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

AEI

The American banking system might not last until Monday

For example, consider this really striking bit of history: "The then Federal Reserve Chairman made a phone call to the Bank of Japan Governor on that critical Friday night in August of that year."

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Related Topix: Business News, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Aug 15, 2014

SiliconValley.com

A conversation with John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco

John Williams is in charge of the largest territory -- and the largest economic unit -- in the Federal Reserve System.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Business News, Banking, Financial Services, Federal Reserve System, Foreclosures

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 2-U.S. farmland values steady to higher in Plains, Midwest -Fed

Farmland prices in the U.S. Plains and Corn Belt states were steady to higher in the second quarter despite lower grain profits as crop prices fell, according to Federal Reserve Bank quarterly surveys issued on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Business News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Reuters

U.S. Fed buys $7.9 bln of mortgage bonds, sells $200 mln

The Federal Reserve bought $7.870 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities in the week from Aug. 7 to Aug. 13, more than the $7.648 billion purchased the previous week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Markets, Business News

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Townhall

Signs Of The Fed's Era Of Secrecy Coming To An End

The Federal Reserve increasingly is attracting scrutiny across the board. Now add to that a roller coaster of a thriller, using a miracle of a rare device, shining a light into the operations of the Fed - that contemporary riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigm a: Matthew Quirk's latest novel, The Directive .

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Reuters

COLUMN-Are too-big-to-fail banks being cut down to size?

The massive $16-billion mortgage fraud settlement agreement reached by Bank of America and federal authorities - only the latest in a string of such settlements - makes it easy to lose sight of what good shape banks are in.

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Related Topix: Business News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Hispanic Business

Federal Reserve Bank of New York -U.S. Monetary Authorities Did Not...

Release date- 07082014 - The U.S. monetary authorities did not intervene in the foreign exchange markets during the April-June quarter, the Federal Reserve Bank of meeting.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Banking, Business News

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Reuters

Are banks looking at a shrunken future?

Amid the hundreds of billions of bad-credit write-downs and the multibillion- dollar settlements with government watchdogs since the 2008 financial collapse, it's easy to lose sight of what good shape banks are in.

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Related Topix: Business News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Economist's View

Fed Watch: Fed Hawks Squawk

Fed Hawks Squawk, by Tim Duy : How much leeway does Fed Chair Janet Yellen have in her campaign to hold interest rates low for a considerable period after asset purchases end later this year? If you listen to Fed hawks, you would believe that she is quickly running out of room.

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Related Topix: Business News

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