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  • S&P 500 climbs past 2,000 for first time, then falls back

    The stock market hit a new milestone Monday. Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won’t soon end. On...
  • Pressure builds within Fed to signal new policy course

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Pressure is building within the Federal Reserve for officials to move as early as next month to more clearly acknowledge improvements in the U.S. economy and lay the groundwork for the central bank's first interest rate...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yellen says job market still in recovery

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for a "pragmatic" approach to U.S. monetary policy on Friday, amid calls by hawkish members of the central bank's policy committee for a quick rise in interest rates due to tightening...
  • Great Recession's damage to U.S. labor market was typical: paper

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The deep recession of 2007-2009 dealt no more permanent damage to the U.S. labor market than other recent downturns, according to a research paper prepared for a central banking conference that disputed the notion it left...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Still awash with cash, world economies take turn for the worse

    LONDON (Reuters) - China's economy is slowing. The euro zone's is a flat line. Japan's sank in the second quarter. Britain has wage deflation. The U.S. economy is ticking over at best. In a world preoccupied by geopolitical crises - from Ukraine, Iraq...