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  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 3 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    GUELPH- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will speak to reporters before a business roundtable in Guelph, Ontario- 1800 GMT. WYOMING, United States- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to speak on "Reevaluating Labor Market Dynamics" in Jackson Hole, Wyoming- 1830 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank.

  • COLUMN-The problem with Jackson Hole: James Saft Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    While the Kansas City Fed's conference has been held every August since 1978 a quick check of Google shows the world only showed small interest in it until 2006. That, of course, was the last year before the financial crisis took hold, since when there has been an annual spike in stories detailing what Jackson Hole participants may say, what they actually did say, and how much markets went up after they said it.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sep 2 Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of its August policy board meeting- 2340 GMT. SALZBURG, Germany- Federal Reserve Bank of New York Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President Joyce Hansen, Austrian National Bank Deputy Governor Andreas Ittner and Bundesbank Board member Andreas Dombret speak at Salzburg Global Seminar.

  • No Fed fireworks, but clues expected at Jackson Hole Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:46 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee July 15, 2014 in Washington.

    Flashes of illumination rather than fireworks are expected at the annual meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Flashes of illumination rather than fireworks are expected at this week's annual meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The spotlight will be on Janet Yellen, who will speak on Friday in her first appearance at Jackson Hole as Fed chair.

  • Expect to feel the pain from Fed's 'taper' dismount Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:23 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    If history repeats itself, stocks will dip when the Fed exits the bond-buying business for good, data suggest.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Aug 28 Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- RBA Payments Policy Department senior manager Jenny Hancock will participate in a panel discussion at the Risk Australia Conference, Sydney.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 12- Approaching a historic turn in U.S. monetary policy, Janet Yellen has staked her tenure as chair of the Federal Reserve on a simple principle: she'd rather fight inflation than another economic downturn.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Aug 25 Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WAKEFIELD, Canada- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will hold an annual two-day policy retreat in Wakefield to discuss with industrialists, analysts and others where they think the economy is heading.

  • Barack Obama: The new trickle-down president? Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    An avowed opponent of putting money at the top in hopes it "trickles down," the Obama economy has benefited from the principle.

  • 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."

  • Fed's Yellen expected to give Congress good news Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:50 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, speaks at The Economic Club of New York on April 16, 2014.

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will have some good news to tell Congress this week about the health of the labor market.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • 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.

  • Best and worst predictions of the past 25 years Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    Nassim Taleb, author of "Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable"

    There have been some great forecasts and some awful ones over the past 25 years. Here is a look at some that shook the market.

  • *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.

  • ECB proves the war on deflation is raging: Insana Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Here's what investors should remember: Deflation has yet to hold up the white flag and the Fed won't rest until the enemy surrenders, says Ron Insana.

  • 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.