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  • SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry— the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds— at least for some money funds used by big investors.

  • FED FOCUS-Are markets poised for Taper Tantrum 2.0? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Wall Street lags central bank's rate-rise expectations. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, July 17- Investors may be ignoring subtle warnings from the Federal Reserve that a rate rise may come sooner than they think, setting the stage for another painful market contraction much like last year's "taper tantrum."

  • Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labor market conditions.

  • With Democrats controlling the Senate since the 2008 financial crisis, the bank and its supporters have had the luxury of shrugging off Fed-related laws from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

  • *Buyers flock to debut Kenya dollar bond despite attacks. LONDON, June 17- Investors are returning to the riskier, less developed bond markets of Africa and other frontier economies, burying memories of past setbacks and plunging in after global yields failed to rise as much as expected.

  • LONDON, June 4- Emerging market bulls who had reckoned on a boost from euro zone policy easing are instead facing an incipient rise in U.S. bond yields that threatens to wipe out any support from the ECB.

  • PALO ALTO, Calif., May 29- The U.S. "Inflation is always and everywhere a fiscal problem," declared John Cochrane, a professor at the University of Chicago, speaking at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

  • LONDON, May 28- The business cycle may not be dead, but financial markets sense this one will stretched to the limits.

  • LONDON, May 28- The business cycle may not be dead, but financial markets sense this one will stretched to the limits.

  • Next baseball commissioner … Ben Bernanke? Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke watches the game between the Washington Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays at Nationals Park.

    Stranger things have happened. Ben Bernanke is known for his love of baseball, and he needs a new gig now that he's no longer chairman of the Fed.

  • New maestro in town: Fischer takes seat at Fed Friday, 23 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stanley Fischer speaking during a Senate Banking Committee nomination hearing in Washington, March 13, 2014.

    Stanley Fischer has been confirmed to join the board of governors, meaning he'll have a vote—and an important say—in monetary policy.

  • Ben Bernanke as next baseball commissioner?     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    Andrew Ross Sorkin, "Squawk Box" co-host and New York Times columnist, talked about the former Fed chairman's qualifications for the job.

  • UPDATE 1-Fed on road to 'normal' may be rocky: Williams Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 22- The Federal Reserve is finally moving back to "normal" monetary policy, a top Fed official said on Thursday, even as he warned of possible lurches along the way.

  • Big bank on speech circuit     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Richard Brodsky, Demos senior fellow, discuss the ethics of huge speaking fees which former presidents and government officials receive once they leave office.

  • Bernanke cashing in     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    Since leaving the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke has been raking in the bucks, commanding six-figure fees on the speaking circuit. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports which government officials are making the most cash per speech.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Sidelined Fed a boon for emerging markets Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    May 21- U.S. interest rates are staying low for quite some time, a backdrop which should, all else equal, favor emerging markets. The taper has become reality, and yet, amid signs of economic weakness from Europe and the U.S., market interest rates have dropped and the bid for riskier assets has generally been relatively good.

  • No need for Fed to shrink balance sheet: Bernanke Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Bernanke said the Fed does not need to shrink its $4 trillion-plus balance sheet for it to normalize monetary policy.

  • DALLAS, May 19- The Federal Reserve does not need to shrink its $4 trillion- plus balance sheet by even "a dime" for it to normalize monetary policy when the time comes, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said on Monday. "The Fed has worked very carefully to figure out how to raise rates at the appropriate time," Bernanke told a monetary policy conference.

  • *Hedge funds at $250,000 meetings with former Fed chairman.

  • Geithner on the financial crisis     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, one of the most pivotal and controversial figures during the financial crisis, defends his actions and reveals what he would do over.