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House Republican’s Proposal Takes Aim at Fed Powers

wsj.com — A House Republican has unveiled another legislative proposal to curb the Federal Reserve's powers, the latest in a spate from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R., Mich.) has posted his draft of a bill that would alter how the Fed conducts both monetary policy and financial regulation.
Jul 21, 2015

House Republican unveils another legislative proposal to curb the Federal Reserve’s powers on.wsj.com/1MmK70p via @WSJ

Jul 21, 2015

RT @vgmac: House Republican unveils another legislative proposal to curb the Federal Reserve’s powers on.wsj.com/1MmK70p via @WSJ

Jul 21, 2015

Another Fed overhaul bill from House Republicans, featuring GAO audits and a policy rule, via @pdacosta on.wsj.com/1MmK70p

Jul 21, 2015

RT @BenLeubsdorf: Another Fed overhaul bill from House Republicans, featuring GAO audits and a policy rule, via @pdacosta on.wsj.com/1MmK70p

Jul 21, 2015

RT @BenLeubsdorf: Another Fed overhaul bill from House Republicans, featuring GAO audits and a policy rule, via @pdacosta on.wsj.com/1MmK70p

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Yellen Meetings With Medley Global Come Under Scrutiny

wsj.com — Efforts to press Federal Reserve for more details on possible leak focus attention on chairwoman's contacts Congressional efforts to press the Federal Reserve for more details about a possible leak have suddenly focused attention on Chairwoman Janet Yellen's contacts with financial firms. Ms. Yellen met in 2011 and 2012 with a representative of Medley Global Advisors, the financial consultancy involved in several investigations into its publication of sensitive details of internal Fed policy deliberations.
Jun 17, 2015

#AskYellen: Why did you meet with private Medley analyst despite rules you helped draft discouraging such meetings? wsj.com/articles/yelle…

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Fed’s Yellen: Stock Valuations ‘Generally Are Quite High’

wsj.com — Risks to financial stability are 'moderated,' she says Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen weighed in on a growing debate among investors and market economists, suggesting the yearslong stock rally may have driven prices too high and raising concerns that debt-market investors are taking excessive risks.
May 06, 2015

Regulators have made banking system a lot safer since '08, says Yellen in remarks that don't address monetary policy on.wsj.com/1EQb72I

May 06, 2015

Fed Chair Yellen says regulators have made the banking system a lot safer. Do you agree? on.wsj.com/1KLK1f3

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Yellen Meetings With Financial Firm Come Under Scrutiny

wsj.com — Congressional efforts to press the Federal Reserve for more details about a possible leak have suddenly focused attention on Chairwoman Janet Yellen's contacts with financial firms. Ms. Yellen met in 2011 and 2012 with a representative of Medley Global Advisors, the financial consultancy involved in several investigations into its publication of sensitive details of internal Fed policy deliberations.
May 05, 2015

Medley affair: Fed Chairwoman Yellen’s meetings with financial consulting firm come under scrutiny on.wsj.com/1KKEuoU

May 05, 2015

Yellen wrote the policy on Fed external communications. Yet by meeting with Medley, she was towing a close line. on.wsj.com/1KKEuoU

May 05, 2015

The Fed “lacks sufficient internal controls to safeguard the confidentiality of market-sensitive information.” on.wsj.com/1KKEuoU

May 05, 2015

RT @pdacosta: Yellen wrote the policy on Fed external communications. Yet by meeting with Medley, she was towing a close line. on.wsj.com/1KKEuoU

May 05, 2015

RT @pdacosta: Yellen wrote the policy on Fed external communications. Yet by meeting with Medley, she was towing a close line. on.wsj.com/1KKEuoU

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As Fed Shines Light on Shadow Banking, Its Regulatory Limits Get Laid Bare

wsj.com — As Federal Reserve officials ramp up their efforts to monitor and curb risky activities by financial firms outside the banking system, a key question is emerging: What can they do about any problems they find? The so-called shadow-banking system is growing again in the U.S.
Dec 21, 2014

Fed tries to monitor shadow banking risks, but may lack tools to address them wsj.com/articles/as-fe… pic.twitter.com/bqVApSgKmE

Dec 21, 2014

U.S. shadow-banking assets account for about one-third of global total of $75.2 trillion wsj.com/articles/as-fe… pic.twitter.com/V2tdqiu5Wg

Dec 21, 2014

“No U.S. agency yet has access to complete data regarding bank and nonbank financial activities." - Fed's Brainard wsj.com/articles/as-fe…

Dec 21, 2014

The Fed lacks some macroprudential regulatory and supervisory tools used by other central banks in recent years. wsj.com/articles/as-fe…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @pdacosta: The Fed lacks some macroprudential regulatory and supervisory tools used by other central banks in recent years. wsj.com/articles/as-fe…

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Fed Set to End QE3, but Not the QE Concept

online.wsj.com — Federal Reserve officials meeting Tuesday and Wednesday are virtually certain to end their latest bond-buying program, but they won't be retiring the policy for good. Their recent comments show bond purchases are now an established part of the Fed's policy tool kit that they could employ again in times of deep economic trouble.

‘Slack’ in Job Market Hurts Wage Growth, Chicago Fed Paper Says

blogs.wsj.com — The U.S. labor market still has plenty of unused capacity or "slack," and that hurts workers at the bottom of the income ladder the most, according to a paper released Friday by two economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. They say labor market conditions have "yet to revert fully to prerecessionary levels."
Aug 17, 2014

RT @WSJCentralBanks: Historical link between jobless rate, real wages would suggest real wage growth 3.6 percentage points higher by now on.wsj.com/1mS8y4R

Aug 15, 2014

If job market conditions had been restored to pre-recession levels, wage growth could be 3.6 percentage point higher on.wsj.com/1mS8y4R

Aug 15, 2014

RT @pdacosta: If job market conditions had been restored to pre-recession levels, wage growth could be 3.6 percentage point higher on.wsj.com/1mS8y4R

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Kocherlakota Says Fed Still Missing Inflation, Jobs Goals

blogs.wsj.com — U.S. inflation has remained consistently below the Federal Reserve's 2% inflation target and is forecast to continue doing so, while the broader economy is still "some way" from full employment, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota s aid Friday.
Aug 15, 2014

Long run: Fed's Kocherlakota doesn't see U.S. inflation hitting central bank's 2% target until at least 2018 on.wsj.com/1rdpuKx

Aug 15, 2014

RT @WSJCentralBanks: “The FOMC is still a long way from meeting its targeted goal of price stability." - Fed's Kocherlakota on.wsj.com/1rdpuKx

Aug 17, 2014

“I see labor markets as remaining some way from meeting the FOMC’s goal of full employment.” - Fed's Kocherlakota on.wsj.com/1rdpuKx

Aug 17, 2014

RT @pdacosta: “I see labor markets as remaining some way from meeting the FOMC’s goal of full employment.” - Fed's Kocherlakota on.wsj.com/1rdpuKx

Aug 17, 2014

RT @pdacosta: “I see labor markets as remaining some way from meeting the FOMC’s goal of full employment.” - Fed's Kocherlakota on.wsj.com/1rdpuKx

James Bullard Says Fed Getting ‘Pretty Close’ to Policy Goals

blogs.wsj.com — In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said falling unemployment and rising inflation are bringing the Federal Reserve closer to its goals more rapidly than policy makers had foreseen, and may justify raising interest rates as early as the end of the first quarter of 2015.
Aug 14, 2014

James Bullard of @StLouisFed says the Fed is getting 'pretty close' to its goals on jobs, inflation: @WSJ Interview blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Aug 14, 2014

RT @pdacosta: James Bullard of @StLouisFed says the Fed is getting 'pretty close' to its goals on jobs, inflation: @WSJ Interview blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Aug 14, 2014

RT @pdacosta: James Bullard of @StLouisFed says the Fed is getting 'pretty close' to its goals on jobs, inflation: @WSJ Interview blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Aug 14, 2014

Bullard needs a new line MT @pdacosta: Bullard of says the Fed is getting 'pretty close' to its goals blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Aug 14, 2014

James Bullard Says Fed Getting ‘Pretty Close’ to Policy Goals on.wsj.com/1t3Mc5k via @WSJecon

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Fed Exit Fears Overstated, S&P Economist Says

blogs.wsj.com — Worries that the Federal Reserve's attempt to unwind extraordinary monetary support for the U.S. economy will go awry - because the central bank is in uncharted territory - are excessively alarmist, Standard & Poor's chief global economist Paul Sheard says in a new report.
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Aug 29, 2015

RT @RichardJMurphy: Blog: Carney announces the effective end of monetary policy - Mark Carney made a speech in the USA today in which ... ow.ly/33nD3K

Aug 29, 2015

Palestinians scuffle with Israeli soldier to prevent him from detaining boy during anti-settlement protest (Reuters) pic.twitter.com/bbDff2zsxK

Aug 29, 2015

Crisis over: #China says to cap 2015 local government debt at $2.5 trillion reut.rs/1i9pokc

Aug 29, 2015

"#China will have a growth rate of 6.8%. It may be a little less." - IMF's @Lagarde reut.rs/1i9kVxY

Aug 29, 2015

IMF's Lagarde says #Greece debt restructuring needed to pull economy out of depression reut.rs/1i9kVxY

Aug 29, 2015

@cabaum1 If that were truly the case, how could he be undecided about action to be taken in two weeks?


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