Can Trump fire Fed Chair Jerome Powell?

by Adriene Hill, Janet Nguyen, and Daisy Palacios Dec 24, 2018
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”

by Kai Ryssdal 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

by Donna Tam, Sarah Menendez, and Arjuna Soriano Feb 27, 2018
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

by Lizzie O'Leary Feb 2, 2018
The Federal Reserve's first female chair brought an era of steadiness to the central bank.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Federal Reserve raises interest rates ahead of the tax reform deal

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 13, 2017
It's a third time this year that the Fed has increased interest rates.
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen arrives for a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill, November 29, 2017, in Washington, DC.
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What will the GOP tax bill do for the economy?

by Kai Ryssdal 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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Advice from the chairs: How to succeed at the Fed

by Jana Kasperkevic Nov 2, 2017
Words of wisdom from former chairs of the Federal Reserve.
Former and current Federal Reserve Board Chairs, Ben Bernanke (L) and Janet Yellen (R).
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New Fed chair will carrying out the board’s dual mandate

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer 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…

The decision about the new Federal Reserve chair is coming soon

by Kai Ryssdal and Shaheen Ainpour 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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What will the GOP tax plan look like?

by Adriene Hill Oct 27, 2017
We discuss the hurdles it faces.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, addresses reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
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