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The Federal Reserve will begin trimming its monthly asset purchases in March but some economists are warming up to the idea that it will do so as early as this month or at the January policy meeting, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.
Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, listens during a Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
Business economists believe the Federal Reserve will dial down its stimulus policies in the first half of 2014, according to a November survey by the National Association of Business Economists.
Janet Yellen, President Obama's nominee to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, smiles after finishing her confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
There is no question about it, last week's U.S. high frequency economic releases tilted heavily to the positive side.
Republicans will use the expected vote this month on the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve as one more chance to slam the Fed's easy money policies.
After Friday's stock-market rally, investors will focus next week on retail-sales data and the implications of the strong November jobs report for Federal Reserve policy.
That's what the U.S. media is calling the growing fear among investors about what will happen when the Federal Reserve Board starts reducing the amount of money it is pumping into the economy.
Investors won't have to worry about what more good economic news means for the Federal Reserve this week.
December 23rd marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve. Dissatisfaction with its track record has prompted calls to audit the Fed and end the Fed.
Dec. 07--The national unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7 percent in November and payrolls grew by 203,000.
Nobody, from Alan Greenspan to some of the world's finest financial writers, has the slightest clue why the bitcoin has soared about 9,500% this year.
Moving in the right direction: The jobless rate in the world's biggest economy dropped from 7.3 per cent to 7 per cent Unemployment in the United States fell to a five-year low last month as firms created more than 200,000 new jobs, figures showed yesterday.
The resounding victory of N.J. Governor Chris Christie has people speculating about the 2016 presidential race, particularly on the Republican side, since it's a given among pols and pundits that Hillary Clinton's nomination for the Democrats is a foregone conclusion .
We won't know the precise impact of Friday's jobs numbers on the Federal Reserve 's $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program until the central bank meets Dec. 17-18.