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  • 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.

  • What's making US economy a world beater? 5 factors Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— How does the U.S. economy do it? Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. "The Federal Reserve acted sooner and more aggressively than other central banks in keeping rates low," says Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group.

  • Obama seeks advice from wide variety of economists Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 5:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— For the second time in three weeks, President Barack Obama on Wednesday invited top economists to a private lunch at the White House, tapping a broad array of ideological views as he seeks to assemble an economic agenda for the remaining 30 months of his presidency.

  • *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.

  • 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.

  • *Narrowing trend may soon run out of steam- analysts. LONDON, May 9- The premium which emerging dollar bonds hold over U.S. yields has shrunk to a level not seen since May 2013 when the Federal Reserve flagged plans to taper its stimulus programme and triggered a sell-off in the risky asset class.

  • 5 takeaways from Geithner and the financial crisis Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner testifies during a hearing July 25, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Andrew Ross Sorkin reflects on the major takeaways from his recent interviews with former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.