Fed's primal divide: Is economy overheating or stuck in a rut? Sep 28, 2016 04:31PM

By Howard Schneider

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Investors may be expecting a U.S. interest rate increase in December, but Federal Reserve policymakers remain divided over whether the economy is mired in a rut, strong enough to withstand an immediate hike or hovering somewhere in between.

Speaking in the wake of the U.S. central bank's decision last week to hold rates steady, 10 Fed officials fanned out for appearances this week in a profusion of... (continue reading...)


Yellen Says Has Never Seen Politics Enter Fed Policy Debate; Gov. Brainard Acting in Way Consistent with Rules Sep 28, 2016 10:52AM

Yellen Says Has Never Seen Politics Enter Fed Policy Debate; Gov. Brainard Acting in Way Consistent with Rules


Fed's Yellen defends regulatory role, raises stress test changes Sep 28, 2016 10:01AM

By Lisa Lambert and Patrick Rucker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was thrust into the election-year boxing ring during a congressional committee hearing on Wednesday, defending the central bank's regulatory role, taking and landing punches on Wells Fargo and other banks considered too big to fail, and addressing accusations of political conflicts of interest.

At a House of Representatives Financial Services... (continue reading...)


Fed's Kashkari, echoing Yellen, says U.S. economy has room to run Sep 28, 2016 09:11AM

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve can keep interest rates low for longer because even with jobs being created at a "pretty healthy clip" low rates are not creating inflationary pressures, a top Fed official said on Wednesday.

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari, speaking at the Institutional Investor Conference in Minneapolis streamed live on the bank's website, also said he sees no signs of a housing bubble.

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Fed's Williams says U.S. economy can handle rate hike Sep 27, 2016 08:59PM

By Ann Saphir

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve can raise interest rates without threatening the U.S. economic recovery, a top Federal Reserve policymaker said on Tuesday, saying the central bank risks doing more harm by continued inaction.

"It is getting harder and harder to justify interest rates being so incredibly low given where the U.S. economy is and where it is going," San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John... (continue reading...)


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