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Making Sen$e Feb 21Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes
Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting believed that a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts had raised the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases.
Politics Feb 04Yellen disappointed not to get a second term as Fed chair
Janet Yellen said she was disappointed that President Donald Trump didn't offer her a second term as Federal Reserve chair, but supports her central bank successor, Jerome Powell, who takes over on Monday.
Nation Jan 23Senate approves Jerome Powell as next chair of the Federal Reserve
Powell will succeed Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the Fed, when her term ends Feb. 3.
Politics Nov 28WATCH: Trump’s Fed nominee Jerome Powell testifies at Senate confirmation hearing
Jerome Powell's confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. ET today. Watch the hearing here.
Politics Sep 12White House says it’s hopeful for tax bill by year’s end
White House legislative director Marc Short says its principles for the tax overhaul will be released "in a matter of days, not weeks."…
Nation Aug 31Steven Mnuchin won’t say if Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill
During last year's campaign, Donald Trump praised Jackson, the nation's seventh president, for his "history of tremendous success" and said the decision to replace him with Tubman was "pure political correctness."…
Politics Jun 19Jovita Carranza sworn in as U.S. Treasurer
As Treasurer, Carranza will oversee the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which produces the nation's paper currency, and the Bureau of the Mint, which producers U.S. coins.
Politics May 22Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget eyes deep domestic cuts
The budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth.
Politics Feb 23Mnuchin says goal is to pass tax reform by August
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He predicted that President Donald Trump's economic proposals will be able to boost growth significantly to annual rates…
Economy Feb 14Yellen: Expect Fed to resume raising rates in coming months
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed Tuesday to a solid U.S. job market and economy and said the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates in the next few months.