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New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley

The mood may have been polite and diplomatic, but the message was not. At an otherwise docile gathering Monday, New York Fed President William Dudley and Fed Gov. Daniel Tarullo delivered a message to high-ranking Wall Street executives that bad behavior won’t be tolerated. Dudley in particular said big financial institutions operate under a cloud …


Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher told CNBC on Monday that recent stock market volatility has not changed his outlook for ending the central bank’s bond-buying program “one iota.” “We’ve been floating this market with the Ritalin of easy monetary policy,” said Fisher, a noted hawk. He’s a voting member this year on the central …

Volatile market, stoic Fed

Steve Liesman takes a look at the public disagreement within the Federal Reserve over what it should do next.


Income inequality in the United States is near its highest levels of the past 100 years, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday. Yellen, in remarks prepared for a speech Friday morning, said she was concerned about both the growing burden of student debt and the decline in new business formation, which she said could …

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Eric Rosengren, Boston Federal Reserve president

Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren told CNBC on Friday he doesn’t expect the U.S. economy to need another round of quantitative easing, but cautioned that he couldn’t rule out the option. “I don’t expect that we need to,” Rosengren said during an exclusive interview on “Squawk Box.” “If the economy got weak enough that it …

Deflation concerns

The potential for deflation is grabbing the attention of central bankers from around the globe. What exactly is deflation and why are experts worried? Steve Liesman explains.

Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court

Bernanke testified Thursday at the AIG bailout trial that he relied on the judgment of the N.Y. Federal Reserve Bank, which provided the initial commitments to AIG.

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Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

With Alcoa kicking off the unofficial start of the third-quarter earnings season after Wednesday’s close, investor attention shifts from the Federal Reserve back to corporations, and what they have to say about the final quarter of the year and 2015. And, as many market observers on Wednesday fixated on when the central bank will start raising interest …

Rally fueled by Fed

Stocks surged after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting showed the central bank remains very cautious about raising rates.

Geithner defends AIG bailout

Former New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner took the stand in the AIG bailout trial and defended the terms of the insurance giant’s rescue.

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Janet Yellen

The Federal Reserve may go from moving the goal posts to removing them altogether when it comes to setting interest rate expectations. Those goal posts have come in the form of economic numbers—more specifically, 6 percent unemployment and 2 percent inflation—that, if hit, would trigger interest rate increases. But many central bank watchers agree that …

Fed’s Evans urges caution on interest rates

Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans, is urging caution about raising benchmark interest rates too soon.

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Federal Reserve Board Chair, Janet Yellen.

In another month, investors won’t have Federal Reserve money stimulus to juice up the market. In return, they do have one thing they might rather not see: An exit door. Even if the U.S. central bank didn’t exactly start flashing the lights to indicate that the easy-money party is over, it at the very least …

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A trader works on the floor of the NYSE as Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks on television during a June news conference.

The Federal Reserve remained on its easy-money course Wednesday, allaying market fears that it might start raising interest rates sooner than expected. In a statement released following its two-day meeting, the U.S. central bank left largely intact key provisions, despite expectations in some quarters that it would indicate a tightening bias. The Fed’s Open Market …

Fed-fueled rally

The blue chip Dow index rose to an intraday high as investors placed their bets ahead of a crucial two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve.