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Fed’s Fisher Reiterates Support for Winding Down of Bond-Buying Stimulus

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher reiterated his support Wednesday fo

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Yellen’s Not on Team Krueger When it Comes to Inflation and the Unemployed

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, speaks at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday.
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We Read It So You Don’t Have To: 10 Beige Book Gems

The Federal Reserve’s “beige book” report, out Wednesday, offers a view of economic conditions across the country from anecdotes gathered by the central bank’s 12 districts. The latest report covered mid-February through early April, and most regional banks said economic activity improved since the start of the year as the weather finally turned a corner.

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Fed Beige Book: District-by-District Summary

The Federal Reserve’s latest “beige book” report Wednesday said economic conditions improved in most regions of the country and, in some areas, had rebounded from weather-related slowdowns earlier this year. The following are excerpts from a district-by-district summary of economic conditions from mid-February through early April.

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Yellen Pegs Europe’s Economic Struggles to Weak Banks

NEW YORK–Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that some of Europe’s economic challenges spring from the still-unfinished work of strengthening its banking sector after the 2008 financial crisis.
Europe has drawn criticism from economists for failing to do more to beef up its banks’ capital cushions against losses and clean up their balance sheets, whereas the U.S. took a more aggressive tack in recapitalizing its banks starting with the 2009 stress tests conducted by the Fed.

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Fed’s Lockhart Sees First Rate Hike in Second Half of 2015

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The Federal Reserve will likely not begin raising interest rates until the second half of 2015 as it waits for conf

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Rosengren: Fed’s Forward Guidance Should Be Linked to Employment, Inflation Data

The Federal Reserve should pledge to keep short-term interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within a year of achieving both full employment and 2% inflation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said Tuesday.

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Finding a Full-Time Job May Get Easier, But Not for Everyone

Some 7.4 million Americans last month were working part-time jobs because they couldn’t find full-time work. Many of them will have better luck as the economy improves, but others could be locked out by the changing nature of the U.S. economy, four Federal Reserve economists argue in a new analysis.

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