Janet Yellen


  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Around a third of the economists at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters are women, a figure in line with women's representation in the profession nationally, according to a Reuters analysis of Fed employee data. She said promoting diversity among the 300 economists at the Fed's Washington- based board and the 400 economists at its...

  • Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college. Yellen, who is the first woman to head the central bank in its 100- year history, was speaking Thursday at a conference on diversity in the economics...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on monetary policy or the economic outlook in remarks on Thursday prepared for a diversity conference at the central bank.

  • Gauging Q3 GDP     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman; Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, and Jim Iuorio TJM Institutional Services, weigh in on the latest GDP numbers and whether inflation fears are overblown.

  • Q3 GDP (ADV) up 3.5%, jobless claims 287,000     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli provides the first read on Q3 GDP and the latest unemployment numbers.

  • Fed's new chapter as QE ends     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at Fed policy as the central bank ends it third round of bond purchases and interest rates remain at historical lows.

  • As Fed ends bond buys, Yellen to expand influence Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:. But the phase-out of the bond-buying stimulus program Yellen inherited from her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, truly marks her inauguration. "Janet Yellen's ability to place her mark on the nation's monetary policy is...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 12 Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives welcome remarks before the "National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- Exploring New Approaches to Trade, Investment and Jobs Conference. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast and Mexico Economy...

  • Hatzius: Rate hike (still) coming September 2015 Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    Jan Hatzius, chief U.S. economist at Goldman Sachs, speaks during an interview in New York.

    When will the Fed move to raise rates? A widely followed economist said on "Closing Bell" it should happen in about a year.

  • Yellen reins in Fed hawks with a few choice words Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Oct 29- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen persuaded two hawkish colleagues to join her pledge on Wednesday to keep interest rates low for a long while, winning them over by sounding an optimistic tone on the U.S. job market and inflation. Charles Plosser and Richard Fisher, chiefs of the regional Philadelphia and Dallas Fed banks,...

  • Market pro: Leave Janet Yellen alone! Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:38 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington.

    Changes in the Fed statement Wednesday sent Wall Street into a tizzy with Fed skeptics slamming Janet Yellen. One pro wasn't having it.

  • *Fed drops reference to labor market slack as' significant'. WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of U.S. labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects. In a statement after a two-day meeting, the central bank largely dismissed recent...

  • COLUMN-Good-bye bond buying, hello volatility: James Saft Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Oct 29- Saying QE is over is a bit like saying a flood is over when the water, up to your chin, stops rising. The Fed, which as expected pulled the trigger on the final taper on Wednesday, still controls a balance sheet it plans to keep steady at $4.5 trillion. And more to the point, though the statement included a bit of upbeat talk about employment, we are now looking at...

  • Surprisingly hawkish Fed ruffles markets Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:09 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange await the Fed's decision Wednesday.

    Stocks weakened and bonds sold off after the Fed surprised Wall Street with a slightly more hawkish tone that suggested it may be more aggressive with rate hikes.

  • Bouroudjian: Leave Janet Yellen alone!     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    On CNBC's "Closing Bell" Jack Bouroudjian of Index Financial Partners slammed CNBC's Rick Santelli, and other Fed critics.

  • Here's what changed in new Fed statement Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on September 17.

  • Post Fed: Euro plunges vs. US dollar     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The euro is currently plunging in value versus the U.S. dollar. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses how this may influence Europe's view of QE.

  • Fed becoming hawks?     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reacts to the Fed's decision to end quantitative easing, and looks at how the FOMC now views labor markets and its guidance on "considerable time."

  • Fed Decision: FOMC ends QE     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Federal Reserve has announced it will end its policy of quantitative easing saying there has been substantial improvement in the outlook to labor markets and there is no significant change in its interest rate policy.

  • Effectiveness of QE     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Did the Federal Reserve's bond buying program help the U.S. economy? CNBC's Ron Insana, provides perspective.