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  • When Yellen Speaks World Listens as Fed Plans U.S. Course

    President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, soon may be delivering speeches and setting policies that reverberate not just through the U.S. but around the world.

  • Fed Burned Once Over Taper Now Twice Shy on QE3

    U.S. central bankers have $3 trillion of losses reminding them they had better get their communications right should they decide to taper their bond purchases.

  • Fed’s ‘Operation Twist’ Fails to Convince Investors It Will Boost Growth

    The Federal Reserve’s plan to buy longer-term Treasuries has succeeded in bringing down interest rates while not convincing investors the unorthodox monetary policy will strengthen economic growth.

  • Wealth Watch: Thrill-Seeking Markets

    Attention, adrenaline junkies! Do you miss the exhilaration of 2009, or maybe that thrilling after-party in late 2011, when the stock market had a fun way of bouncing around 2 percent or more in a single day? Sure, we got a taste of those wild old days last week, when the S&P 500 dived 2.5 percent on June 20, only to rebound 2.5 percent this week. The rest of 2013 has been a bore. Though the U.S. VIX volatility index spiked last week, this year it's remained 71 percent below 2011's levels.

  • Spring Swoon Sequel No Reason for Economic Growth Scare

    Like a horror movie with multiple sequels, The Economy: Spring Swoon IV probably won’t be as surprising or as scary as its predecessors.

  • Meltzer, O’Sullivan Say Dissents Highlight Divisions on FOMC

    Fed historian Allan Meltzer, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and James O’Sullivan, chief economist for MF Global Inc. in New York, said dissents by three Federal Reserve policy makers at today’s meeting in Washington highlight divisions among policy makers. They spoke after the majority on the Federal Open Market Committee voted to keep the benchmark interest rate at a record low at least through mid-2013.

  • How to Protect Your Portfolio from the Election

    Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Jerry Webman, chief economist at OppenheimerFunds, talks with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle and Adam Johnson about how to protect your portfolio from the presidential election. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Lunch Money."

  • China’s Food-Driven Inflation Won’t Hit Global Economy Soon, Experts Say

    China’s price pressures are driven primarily by food costs, and it will be some time before the country will export inflation to the rest of the world economy, according to speakers at a meeting hosted by Bloomberg Link.

  • Payrolls in U.S. Increase More-Than-Forecast 146,000

    The U.S. labor market withstood the impact of superstorm Sandy as job growth exceeded forecasts in November and the unemployment rate declined to the lowest since December 2008.

  • Fed to Keep Stimulus After Asset Purchases End, Sees Slowdown as Temporary

    Federal Reserve officials decided to keep the central bank’s balance sheet at a record to spur the slowing economy after completing $600 billion of bond purchases this month.

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