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  • 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...
  • Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. "I'd be open to anything - learning a new trade or...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: U.S. regulators step up warnings to banks for poor risk-spotting

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses, and push for rapid improvements in risk assessment, according to two sources familiar...
  • Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given U.S. jobs gains

    Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given U.S. jobs gains
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve hinted on Wednesday that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead it to raise interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating. At the same time, most Fed officials wanted further...
  • Janet Yellen says no 'simple recipe' for Fed on interest rate hikes

    Resisting pressure to more quickly tighten monetary policy, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in...
  • Inside Fed, what to tell markets a nagging question

    The purchase of trillions of dollars of government and mortgage bonds has made some investors nervous that the bond buying was akin to printing money and will eventually spark hard-to-control inflation. Financial markets, for now, are more worried about...
  • Three Fed banks pushed again for discount rate hike: minutes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three regional Federal Reserve banks, whose presidents are among the more hawkish of U.S. central bankers, continued to press for an increase in the Fed's emergency lending rate ahead of last month's policy-setting meeting,...
  • UBS Wealth ramps up allocation to North American stocks, cuts Europe

    LONDON (Reuters) - UBS Wealth Management has added to its overweight position in North American equities and cut back on European stocks, encouraged by recent U.S. earnings and growth data, the world's largest wealth manager said on Tuesday. "We have...
  • Fed 'mired' in debate at margins of labor market: Plosser

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is "mired" in debate over corners of the U.S. labor market that it has little chance of improving, and it should instead prepare the public for an interest-rate rise, a Fed official known for his hawkish...
  • Fed's Bullard says no 'significant' slack in U.S. labor market

    (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday that little slack remained in the U.S. labor market and that the central bank should not be too timid when the times comes to raise interest rates. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told...