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By Simone Pathe
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hosted a rare meeting with community organizers and low-wage workers at the Fed Friday. And last month, she delivered a controversial speech on inequality and posed for selfies with the jobless. Like other Fed chairs…
On the eve of the release of October's employment data, which will paint the first official portrait of the labor market since the Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing last week, Making Sen$e turns to top economists, many of them former…
By Charles Calomiris
The Federal Reserve shouldn't be worried about inflation rising over the next six months, or even year, says conservative economist Charles Calomiris. But given how much quantitative easing bloated the central bank's balance sheet, when inflation does rise -- and…
By Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman may not be pleased with the Fed's decision Wednesday to end their bond buying, but he is heartened by Janet Yellen's concern for the unemployed.
By PBS NewsHour
After six years of financial stimulus to mitigate the fallout from the 2008 collapse, the Federal Reserve is ending its money creation programs. But the country is still in economic recovery and the role of the Federal Reserve is still…
By Terry Burnham
The Federal Reserve is nearing the final drawdown of its quantitative easing program, which, in several ways, has helped reduce the budget deficit. But has that really been such a free lunch, asks economist Terry Burnham?…
At an economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank is awaiting more recovery in the labor market before deciding when to raise interest rates. That was bad news for economist…
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
In delivering an economic report to Congress, Yellen says the Fed's future actions will depend on how the economy performs. She says if labor market conditions continue to improve more quickly than anticipated, the Fed could raise its key short-term…
The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to again reduce its stimulus program by $10 billion to $35 billion in July. Since the financial crisis in 2008, the Federal Reserve has been buying mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries…
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