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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fed needs to stop meddling: Michael Farr Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, speaks at The Economic Club of New York on April 16, 2014.

    The Fed's unwillingness to extricate itself from the markets is a very worrisome trend, says Michael Farr.

  • Should Henry Paulson have made the list?  Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen; Paul Steiger, ProPublica, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, share their thoughts on the titans of central banking and whether Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson should have made the list.