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52 min ago | CNN
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5 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News
Flug was one of seven bankers to get an A rating from Global Finance . Other bankers accorded the honor include the heads of the central banks of India, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
9 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19
When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time." The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008.
11 hrs ago | News Max
While many monetary policy experts feared that Janet Yellen would play the role of ideologue as Federal Reserve Chairman, shoving her dovishness down the throats of fellow Fed policymakers, that hasn't turned out to be the case at all. Rather, she has copied the consensual approach of her predecessor Ben Bernanke, The Wall Street Journal reports.
11 hrs ago | MarketWatch
Stocks are trading sideways, mostly in the red. Dow seems to defy the general trend though .
14 hrs ago | Forbes.com
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15 hrs ago | News Max
Tuesday was supposed to be the kickoff of a straightforward, two-day policy meeting for the "steady as she goes" Federal Reserve. Instead, recent data releases have turned the gathering into a cliffhanger for markets and a challenge for a central bank that has struggled before to effectively and ably communicate tricky policy transitions.
In this May 8, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears before the Senate Budget Committee to examine the nation's economic and fiscal outlook, on Capitol Hill in Washington. This week's Federal Reserve meeting is the third at which Yellen will preside as chair since succeeding Ben Bernanke in February.
If Alan Greenspan could stand in front of a TV camera today and say, "The economy is going down in a huge flaming pile just like the Hindenburg," the chances are good the economy would tank within the hour. This power is the result of the position he held for 19 years under four different presidents.
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While most Federal Reserve watchers are comfortable with the forecast of a first rate hike sometime in the middle of 2015, there are some notable outliers. One of them is Vincent Reinhart, a former top monetary policy expert at the U.S. central bank and now top U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley.
Fed officials want to keep market expectations on interest rates aligned with their own to avoid surprises that could trigger market turmoil. Investors may be growing a little too comfortable with the prospect that Federal Reserve officials will leave interest rates near rock-bottom lows for the foreseeable future, according to a research note from the San Francisco Fed published Monday.
If you agreed with all the academics, billionaires and politicians who denounced Federal Reserve monetary policy since the financial crisis, you missed $1 trillion of investment returns from buying and holding U.S. Treasuries. That's how much the government bonds have earned for investors since the end of 2008, when the Fed dropped interest rates close to zero and embarked on the first of three rounds of debt purchases to resuscitate an economy crippled by the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:42 pm
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