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Live Blog: Fed Decision and Janet Yellen’s Press Conference

The Fed Is Still A Chaperone, Worrying About A Different Punch Bowl — Ever since William McChesney Martin popularized the "punch bowl" metaphor to explain monetary policy six decades ago, it has been a staple of Federal Reserve tightening cycles. The central bank "is in the position of the chaperone who has ordered the punch bowl removed just when the party was really warming up," the Fed chairman said in 1955, citing an unidentified writer for the line.

The 2009 FOMC Laugh Track: Fed Humor in a Bleak Economic Year — Federal Reserve policy makers faced a dark economic outlook as 2009 began. They cut some of the tension at Federal Open Market Committee meetings with their usual brand of central banking humor. The FOMC's 11 meetings and phone calls in 2009 featured 303 moments of laughter- marked in the transcripts, released Wednesday, by a "[Laughter]" tag.

Live Blog: Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s Report to Congress — Just how "patient" is the Federal Reserve? Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen could answer that question and much more as she delivers her semiannual report to Congress. The hearing gets under way at 10 a.m. ET with the Fed's report and Yellen's testimony, followed by hours of Q&A. We'll follow all the action here.

Tom Brady, Monetary Economist? ‘I Have No Explanation’ For Deflation

Global Joblessness Returns To Precrisis Levels In New IMF Employment Gauge — Global unemployment is finally back to levels seen before the global financial crisis. But the recession has left a sharp divergence between advanced and emerging economies, according to a new gauge unveiled by the International Monetary Fund. The world's jobless rate ended 2014 at 5.6%, where it stood in 2007.

What the Economic Forecasters Got Right-and Wrong-in 2014 — Many economic forecasters can look back on 2014 as one of their least embarrassing performances of recent years. It's not exactly a pretty picture: Most of them in January expected far higher oil prices, firmer inflation, a worse jobless rate and higher interest rates than the year actually delivered.

5 Questions on the U.S. Economy for 2014, Revisited — The past year saw renewed turbulence in the eurozone, Japan, China, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa and more-just about every major economy delivering disappointment. U.S. businesses, consumers and investors so far have shrugged off many of those problems, plowing ahead given the relatively strong U.S. performance.

Oil Collapse, Russia Woes Reshape White House’s International Economic Policy — For a meeting of the Group of Eight nations in 2012, President Barack Obama gathered officials around a small wooden table at Camp David for an intimate discussion of the world's top economic problems. Russia's prime minister, who was two seats away, was later described by the White House as an "active participant."

Recap: Fed Decision and Janet Yellen’s Press Conference

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Mar 27, 2015

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Mar 26, 2015

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Mar 26, 2015

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Mar 26, 2015

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