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  • Full text of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks on labor markets at Jackson Hole

    Aug 22 (Reuters) - - Following is the full text of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks on labor markets as prepared for delivery at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's Jackson Hole conference. "In the five years since the end of the Great...
  • Upbeat South Fla. businesses report expanding economy

    Upbeat South Fla. businesses report expanding economy
    South Florida businesses have become more upbeat about the economy this summer and are "very optimistic for  the remainder of the year," according to an analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank. "Overall, as 2014 progresses, business contacts continue...
  • Fed's Williams sees first rate hike in middle of 2015: CNBC

    (Reuters) - The head of the San Francisco Federal Reserve said on Thursday the U.S. labor market has improved a lot but he held steady his view that the Fed should wait to hike interest rates until the summer of next year. "A rate hike sometime in the...
  • Fed's George says U.S. economy is ready for a rate hike: CNBC

    (Reuters) - The time has come for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, citing improvements in the labor market. "I don't want us to be behind the curve in beginning to normalize interest rates,"...
  • Yellen resists pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly

    Resisting pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in interest...
  • As Fed debates rate path, focus on jobs data stirs its own debate

    As Fed debates rate path, focus on jobs data stirs its own debate
    JACKSON HOLE Wyo (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's intensive focus on a wide range of labor market data to guide policy-making is driving a wedge between its core decision-makers and others who feel the central bank is straying from traditional...
  • Investors await Yellen's words from Wyoming, where Fed meets this week

    Investors await Yellen's words from Wyoming, where Fed meets this week
    This week, the Federal Reserve will go into one of the most carefully scrutinized events of the year when it debates whether employment has healed enough to let interest rates start to rise. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak at...
  • Fed minutes signal growing pressure to raise interest rates sooner

    Federal Reserve officials at their last policy meeting debated an earlier-than-expected move in raising interest rates, suggesting the central bank may be shifting to a more aggressive stance in light of the recent pick-up in job growth and inflation....
  • U.S. jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits...
  • ECB may need to act if European inflation falls further: Draghi

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo (Reuters) - A further drop in European inflation would pose price stability risks and the European Central Bank would use "all the available instruments" in response, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday. "The governing council will...
  • Fed is torn over the timing for boosting interest rates

    Fed is torn over the timing for boosting interest rates
    As top central bankers gather this weekend for their annual powwow in Jackson Hole, Wyo., their main focus this year will be on the labor market — a topic at the heart of the Federal Reserve's increasingly intense debate on when to start raising...
  • ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited. After the ECB cut interest...