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  • Regulators OK Volcker rule, curbing big banks' high-risk trades

    Regulators OK Volcker rule, curbing big banks' high-risk trades
    WASHINGTON — Government regulators approved a sweeping new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system. Despite a fierce lobbying effort to...
  • Stanley Fischer said to be top choice for Fed vice chairman

    Stanley Fischer said to be top choice for Fed vice chairman
    Former Bank of Israel Gov. Stanley Fischer is President Obama's leading candidate to become vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, people familiar with the selection process said. Fischer, 70, would replace Janet L. Yellen as the Fed's No. 2 official,...
  • Fed to begin easing bond policy

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve took its first step toward curtailing its unprecedented efforts to boost the economic recovery — a sea change in policy that over time will result in interest rates drifting higher for businesses and...
  • The Fed starts to taper -- but doesn't give up on easy money

    Nothing like a little sugar to help investors swallow a bitter pill from the Fed. The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee announced Wednesday that it will finally start tapering its extraordinary efforts to stimulate the economy. Instead of printing...
  • At the Fed, Janet L. Yellen will lead a potentially fractious team

    At the Fed, Janet L. Yellen will lead a potentially fractious team
    WASHINGTON — Now that the Federal Reserve has started to ease a key economic stimulus, the reins of managing monetary policy to finish the job soon will be turned over to Janet L. Yellen, the central bank's vice chair. She won't find it easy....
  • 2013 year in review

    Wrapping up the year in one column is tough, but let's give it a try. Although the financial industry likes to think that the center of the universe is located somewhere between lower Manhattan and the hedge fund enclave of Greenwich, CT, most of 2013 was...
  • New Year's resolutions for home buyers

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin The New Year is always a time for Americans to vow to eat less and save more. After all, who doesn't want to be thinner and richer next year? But a tradition of this column is to offer New Year's resolutions for...
  • 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...
  • Political stalemate broken: Now what?

    After three weeks of political wrangling, the federal government is open and the debt ceiling has been increased. The good news/bad news is that there's a 90-day grace period before the next potential round of budget/debt ceiling debates. Now the fun...
  • How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?

    How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?
    WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
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  • Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful

    Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...