Fed's Fischer says tighter labor market pushing up wages Sep 27, 2016 11:18AM

By Jason Lange

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should avoid raising interest rates too much, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Tuesday, adding that gains in U.S. incomes are a sign that workers are benefiting from a tighter labor market.

"I don't want to raise the interest rate too much," Fischer told students at Howard University. He said rates should rise but that "I don't know when" that should happen.

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Fed's Kashkari says no U.S. rate hike was right move Sep 26, 2016 05:14PM

By Ann Saphir

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve made the "right move" in deciding last week to leave interest rates unchanged, a top Fed official said on Monday, because inflation remains low and more workers are returning to the labor force.

"That to me suggests we have time before we need to adjust rates," Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari told reporters after a symposium on banking regulation at his bank's headquarters.

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Fed seeks more capital from big banks, relief for regional lenders Sep 26, 2016 11:50AM

By Patrick Rucker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will seek significantly more capital from the largest U.S. banks and give some relief to smaller lenders as it updates its annual stress test, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said on Monday.

The reforms will include a new capital buffer to better protect the financial system from a shock at the nation's largest lenders like JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

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Fed's internal split tied to dueling views on jobs outlook Sep 23, 2016 03:02PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The split at the Federal Reserve over when to next raise interest rates appears to hinge largely on disagreements over the labor market outlook, comments from policymakers on Friday suggest.

When the Fed earlier this week decided to stand pat on rates, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said she felt the labor market had more room to run before it could overheat.

Three of 10 voting policymakers dissented, saying they preferred... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Fed Proposes Aggressive Rule on Wall Street Commodity Holdings Sep 23, 2016 12:03PM

(Updated - September 23, 2016 12:03 PM EDT)

Fed proposes aggressive rule on Wall Street commodity holdings, according to Bloomberg.

UPDATE - More from the Federal Reserve:

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday invited public comment on a proposed rule that would strengthen existing requirements and limitations on the physical commodity activities of financial holding companies. The proposal would help reduce the catastrophic, legal, reputational, and financial risks that... (continue reading...)


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