The Federal Reserve was designed to represent the diverse interests of the country and to be independent from politics in Washington, and needs to remain so, according to former Fed Governor Randall Kroszner .
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen carefully analyzes economic data and isn’t an ideologue more focused on fueling growth than curbing inflation, according to Randall Kroszner, a former Fed governor.
India central bank Governor Raghuram Rajan warned of a breakdown in global policy coordination after the Federal Reserve further cut stimulus, weakening emerging- market currencies from the rupee to the Turkish lira.
Higher-than-forecast U.S. private job gains may reduce pressure on Federal Reserve policy makers to add monetary stimulus this month without closing the door to a move later this year, economists said.
The Senate Banking Committee plans to vote on President Barack Obama’s two nominations to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on March 29, according to a statement posted on the committee’s website today.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signaled he may expand record monetary stimulus over the most opposition of his tenure to revive the faltering recovery and reduce unemployment stuck around 9 percent.