Wall Street awaits Fed Chair Powell’s Friday speech for signs of further rate cuts

Aug 22, 2019
The Fed’s annual Economic Policy Symposium is like the Academy Awards for a certain type of economist.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30:   Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Fed has decided to leave interest rates unchanged. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The long and twisting story of how Jay Powell became our next Federal Reserve chair

Feb 5, 2018
Feuding congressmen, a formula to set monetary policy and the Swedes all played a part in this epic Twitter thread. We've set it to music.
Jerome Powell will be sworn in as chair of the Federal Reserve on Monday.
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Fed officials touch a market nerve

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Sep 12, 2016
Governors offering their (opposing) thoughts spark volatility in markets.
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in June.
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The world's central banks could use a break

Aug 11, 2016
To spur growth, governments need to turn to fiscal policy.

Why the global economy is stuck in a 'low-growth trap'

Jun 1, 2016
And what policymakers should do about it.

Listening closely to the Fed meeting

Mar 14, 2016
The challenge for the Fed is figure out just the right time to raise rates.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference following the announcement of an historic rate increase, the first since 2006, in Washington, DC, December 16, 2015. With all ears on the upcoming meeting, the challenge for the Fed is figure out just the right time to raise rates.
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Dallas Fed Chair: Time to lose monetary "beer goggles"

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Chairman Richard W. Fisher says the nation's monetary policy needs to sober up.

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Uncle Ben's secret recipe: Open the Fed's cookbook

Nov 1, 2013
Ben Bernanke's legacy at the Federal Reserve may be about the financial crisis -- and a new era of transparency.

Global implications of this week's Fed meeting

Sep 17, 2013
Changes in U.S. monetary policy could create problems in emerging markets.