Fed says not to worry about debt right now. But we have to, eventually.

Apr 29, 2020
Politicians never want to tell voters about the need to balance the budget through tax hikes or spending cuts.
"This is not the time" to worry about debt, Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, said at the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
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Can Trump fire Fed Chair Jerome Powell?

The president isn’t happy with the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes.
President Donald Trump looks on as his nominee for the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, speaks during a press event at the White House last year.
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Fed Chair Jay Powell: We’re “independent of political considerations”

Jul 12, 2018
In a 30 minute conversation, Chairman Powell discusses tariffs, political pressure on the Fed and wage stagnation.
Jerome Powell listens as President Trump announces Powell as nominee for Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, November 2, 2017.
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Quiz: Who said it? Powell versus Yellen

The two Fed chairs have very similar mindsets when it comes to monetary policy. Can you even tell the difference?
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Goodbye, Janet Yellen

Feb 2, 2018
The Federal Reserve's first female chair brought an era of steadiness to the central bank.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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What will the GOP tax bill do for the economy?

Nov 3, 2017
And what will Jerome Powell do for the Fed?
President Donald Trump speaks to the House Ways and Means Committee about tax reform legislation yesterday at the White House, flanked by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, left, and committee Chairman Kevin Brady.
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New Fed chair will carrying out the board’s dual mandate

Nov 1, 2017
President Trump is expected to announce who he’s nominating for chair of the Federal Reserve tomorrow. Current Chair Janet Yellen’s term ends in February.  One thing will stay the same after Yellen leaves: the Fed’s dual mandate of balancing inflation and unemployment. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

The decision about the new Federal Reserve chair is coming soon

Oct 30, 2017
Victoria Guida from Politico talks about Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her possible successor.
Flags fly over the Federal Reserve Building on December 16, 2008 in Washington, D.C. 
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