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  • Russell Investments Chief Economist Dueker Found Dead

    Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. He was 50.

  • Bernanke Briefings Could Cause Misunderstandings, Poole Says

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke ’s decision to hold quarterly news briefings could lead to misunderstandings regarding monetary policy, said William Poole, former president of the St. Louis Fed.

  • Fed Officials Weigh Rules-Based Policy That Stay Flexible

    Federal Reserve officials are struggling to find consensus on a policy rule that’s predictable to investors yet flexible enough to adjust to shifts in the economy or markets.

  • Dimon Challenges Bernanke in Wall Street Bid to Tame Regulators

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon ’s public questioning of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on bank regulatory costs has “thrown down the gauntlet” in the industry’s increasingly aggressive fight to curb higher capital requirements and other rules.

  • Bernanke Empowered

    The new financial regulation law gives the Federal Reserve chairman the authority to force banks to raise capital and tighten lending -- just as he’s trying to steer monetary policy in the opposite direction.

  • Bernanke Meets Buffett in Role Conceived to Protect Markets

    In November 2009, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd advanced a radical proposal: to create a super-regulator that would take over most of the bank supervision that had been done by the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and other agencies.

  • Fed Employees Serve Treasury Deepening Ties Forged in Crisis

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York employees who analyze American International Group Inc.’s finances report to work each day at the New York Fed even though their supervisors are at the Treasury Department in Washington.

  • Stanford’s Taylor Says Fed Activism Puts Independence at Risk

    The Federal Reserve’s aggressive monetary policy is “endangering” the independence of the central bank, Stanford University economist John Taylor told members of the Joint Economic Committee today.

  • Fed Plans Bank Guidance in Event Aug. 2 Deadline Missed

    The Federal Reserve is readying guidance for banks in the event the U.S. debt limit isn’t raised and the Treasury Department runs out of money to pay all of its bills, a Fed official said.

  • William D. Cohen: Paulson Hedge-Fund Chat Just Business as Usual

    What should we make of the revelation last week -- courtesy of Richard Teitelbaum and Bloomberg Markets magazine -- that in July 2008 Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson shared some confidential musings with a group of plugged-in New York hedge-fund executives at the offices of Eton Park Capital Management LP?

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