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  • April 28- The Bank of Japan's Haruhiko Kuroda may learn that if action doesn't work and inaction doesn't work, the phrase "whatever it takes" loses meaning and hence power. And I don't mean loses meaning in a gnomic Alan Greenspan way. Speaking after a lack of new measures by the BOJ prompted a large sell-off in Japanese stocks and a spike in the yen, Kuroda echoed the...

  • *Japan intervention talk cuts volatility, drives markets. Crude oil futures surged about 6 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. After Thursday's market close, Yellen said in a rare appearance with former Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker that the U.S. economy was...

  • Fed speak's market impact

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appeared on a panel with her three living predecessors. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses Fed Chair Yellen's comment that the "U.S. is not a bubble economy," and market moves after big Fed talk.

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    A week full of Fed speak has brought little additional clarity about when the U.S. central bank will resume its rate-hiking cycle.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. Crude futures surged about 6 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. After Thursday's market close, Yellen said in a rare appearance with former Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker that the U.S. economy was close to full strength.

  • Fed all-star night

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Thursday night's Federal Reserve round table with Chair Janet Yellen, and former Chairs Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. Crude futures rose about 5 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. After Thursday's market close, Yellen said in a rare appearance with former Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker that the U.S. economy was close to full strength.

  • Executive Edge: Super Fed talk

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides highlights from Thursday night's event where Fed Chair Janet Yellen was joined by predecessors Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker. Yellen said the Fed remains in gradual hiking mode and the U.S. is not a bubble economy.

  • Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen (L to R) and former Federal Reserve chairs Ben Bernanke and Paul Volcker appear together for the first time in New York, April 7, 2016. The panel is geared toward millennials and focused on decision-making with international implications.

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen touted the strength of the United States economy and said she did not regret the December rate hike.

  • Janet Yellen

    The "economy is rigged," says futurist George Gilder. Here's what he thinks needs to happen to break the cycle.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    April is one of the market's best months. But a poor earnings season and March's heady gains could cause lackluster returns.

  • FRANKFURT, March 16- Words don't always come easy for the world's central bankers, as Mario Draghi was reminded last week. After first wowing markets at his March 10 news conference with a bigger-than-expected easing package, the European Central Bank president then muddled the message with a seemingly offhand remark that rates may have bottomed out.

  • Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve.

    This just may be the worst idea about the Fed that has been presented yet, says Robert R. Johnson.

  • Alan Greenspan on market uncertainty

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan talks about the market rally in response to the Fed's rate hike.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Janet Yellen is guiding the Federal Reserve towards its first rate rise in a decade armed with traditional economic models that some economists worry could fail her in a world of massive money printing and near zero rates. If she is wrong, the Fed could join the European Central Bank and the central banks of Sweden, Israel and Canada, which have...

  • Dec 7- The bond investing firm Pacific Investment Management Co on Monday named two former central bank chiefs and a former British prime minister to sit on a new board to advise on economic, political and strategic developments. The board also includes Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011, and Gordon Brown, the U.K. prime...

  • Jeb Bush and Donald Trump

    Growth is the singular economic issue of our time, says Larry Kudlow. He thinks Bush and Trump have the best ideas on taxes.

  • America's epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve

    Opposition has been going on since Hamilton/Jefferson, says Roger Lowenstein, New York Times Magazine, providing an inside look at the creation of the nation's central bank.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Here's the mistake many investors are making and why it's time to invest in blue chips, says Michael Farr.

  • business man limbo how low can you go

    Third-quarter earnings are coming in ahead of expectations, says Michael Farr. Here's why all that glitters isn't gold.