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  • Fed needs to stay alert for possible surprises: Yellen

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. central bank would need to stay alert in case the economy, and inflation, do not behave as policymakers expect. "We will have to watch unfolding evidence and evaluate it...
  • U.S. Fed's Kocherlakota says interested in bitcoin

    FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he is interested in the fast-emerging bitcoin, although he scoffed at the idea that the virtual currency could replace the dollar. Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank...
  • Tech downdraft may spread: James Saft

    (Reuters) - Calling the stock market downdraft a correction contained to technology may be both optimistic and premature. With Federal Reserve aid to the stock market ebbing, and margin debt at all-time highs, what started with the most expensive...
  • Yellen says Federal Reserve considering tougher rules for big banks

    Yellen says Federal Reserve considering tougher rules for big banks
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is considering tougher rules for big banks to keep credit flowing in case of another financial crisis, Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Tuesday. Although officials from the Fed and regulatory agencies approved more...
  • Rising food, housing costs push up U.S. inflation

    Rising food, housing costs push up U.S. inflation
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course. The increase should allay concerns among some Federal Reserve officials that...
  • Debate unchanged over maintaining Fed's emergency lending rate

    (Reuters) - The heads of nine regional Federal Reserve banks voted last month to maintain the U.S. central bank's emergency lending rate at 0.75 percent, against three who voted for a modest rise, minutes of Fed deliberations released on Tuesday showed....
  • New York state manufacturing growth slows in April

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of manufacturing in New York state grew at a slower rate than the previous month and below expectations in April after a slight decline in new orders and a drop in inventories, the New York Federal Reserve said in a report...
  • Japan PM talks with BOJ chief, does not push for easing

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday but did not pressure the central bank chief to ease policy, curbing speculation that the BOJ might take more aggressive action this month. Over lunch, Abe...
  • Citigroup still has a way to go in cost-cutting program

    (Reuters) - At a meeting with 300 senior Citigroup officials in the first week of February, Chief Executive Michael Corbat said the bank needed to focus on two things above all else this year: expenses and efficiency. The bank's first quarter results...
  • U.S. Fed falling short on inflation and job goals, Kocherlakota says

    FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is coming up short on its goals for both inflation and employment, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, and the central bank ought to do more to ensure they return to healthier levels. Inflation...
  • After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night...
  • Regulators release Flagler Bank from oversight

    An improving Flagler Bank in West Palm Beach can now run on its own without special oversight by state or federal regulators. The bank, which has focused on commercial real estate loans, got into financial hot water nearly five years ago when the real...