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  • The Week Ahead: The clock is ticking on zero interest

    Who should investors listen to: bankers or the bankers' banker? Both will compete for the market's attention in the week ahead. A half dozen of America's biggest commercial banks such as JP Morgan and Bank of America are due to update their...
  • Fed's Fischer sees little benefit in breaking up too-big banks

    CAMBRIDGE Mass (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's new vice chair all but dismissed the idea of breaking up the largest U.S. banks, saying on Thursday it is unclear that such a complex task would help stabilize the country's financial system. In his most...
  • Lawmaker questions NY Fed role in U.S. regulatory risk panel

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressman is questioning whether the New York Federal Reserve bank is exerting undue influence during closed-door meetings of an oversight council tasked with identifying risks posed by large financial firms. In a letter to New...
  • Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

    Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate
    You just can't make everyone happy. Now that the jobs picture is starting to look more encouraging for households trying to make ends meet, you'd think analysts would be joyful about more people having more money in their pockets to spend. But that's...
  • Fed's Yellen to deliver monetary policy report to Congress next week

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will go before Congress next week to deliver the U.S. central bank's latest report on monetary policy, congressional officials said on Tuesday. Yellen will appear before the Senate Banking...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low

    Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low
    U.S. employment growth jumped last month while the unemployment rate neared a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy is moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June...
  • Central banks ending era of clear promises, return to 'artful' policy

    NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - The world's major central banks are returning to a more opaque and artful approach to policymaking, ending a crisis-era experiment with explicit promises that they found risked their credibility and did not substitute for...
  • U.S. inflation hinges on long-term unemployed: Fed study

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Whether U.S. inflation next year rises above or remains stuck below the Federal Reserve's 2-percent target will depend in large part on how easily the long-term unemployed find work, a study published on Monday by the San...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down again despite new cut in Fed stimulus

    The great rate freakout of June 2013 looks awfully panicky in the rearview mirror, with fixed mortgages now far cheaper than they were back then. It's been a full year since the Federal Reserve unnerved home lenders and buyers by announcing it would...
  • Fed's Lacker says U.S. jobless rate accurate gauge of labor slack

    LYNCHBURG Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. jobless rate is likely giving an accurate read on the amount of slack in the labor market, with an unusually high level of long-term unemployment reflecting those who lack skills needed to find work, a top Federal...
  • Asian stocks to lead global equities higher in coming year: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - Asia will spearhead gains in global equities in the coming year as ample central bank liquidity boosts shares, according to a worldwide Reuters poll that pointed to more modest gains for developed markets. The vast majority of the more than...