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  • Fed has 2 'kids': Inflation & employment  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman asked Fed Chair Janet Yellen about oil's impact on inflation and monetary policy. Insight, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial and Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, who still thinks the Fed is dovish.

  • Santelli: Yellen unsure about economy's GPS  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    Discussing how equities and yields digested comments by Fed chair Janet Yellen, with Jack Bouroudjian, Index Financial Partners; CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman.

  • Yellen surprised by weak housing recovery  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, shares her expectations for the housing market.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. stock prices jumped and the dollar strengthened on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled America's economy was strong enough to handle interest rate hikes at some point in 2015, but emphasized that shifts in policy would be gradual. Wall Street, coming off three days of declines, had risen with steep gains in energy stocks even before...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. stocks were up more than 1 percent in Wednesday afternoon trading as the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy and said it would take a patient approach toward lifting interest rates, a view that investors embraced. Stocks extended sharp gains following the statement but pared some of that increase heading into the close...

  • Yellen: Push unemployment rate lower to spur inflation Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she's prepared to let the unemployment rate fall from its current 5.8 percent to exceptionally low levels, saying doing so should help cause inflation to rise closer to the Fed's 2 percent target. A forecast provided by Fed policymakers indicates that the unemployment rate is expected to slip below 5...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- The U.S. dollar rallied against major currencies after the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen signaled the central bank was on track to hike rates next year. The euro was last down 1.28 percent against the dollar at $1.2346 after hitting $1.2322, its lowest level against the greenback since Dec. 9.

  • Three dissents within Fed  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, addresses the three dissents within the Federal Reserve committee.

  • Yellen: Not anticipating overshoot of 2% objective  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, answers to why the committee sees unemployment declining slightly below the longer run natural rate.

  • Yellen addresses potential Russian spillover  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, discusses whether the committee is concerned over economic developments in Russia.

  • Yellen: Policy data dependent  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, remarks on the Fed's strategy to normalizing policy.

  • Yellen: Rate hike unlikely for 2 meetings  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, discusses what it would take for her committee to have reasonable confidence inflation is headed back to 2 percent.

  • Yellen sees rates staying near zero in early 2015 Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expects the Fed to hold a key interest rate near zero for the next three months— if not longer. After policymakers ended their December meeting, Yellen spelled out what the Fed meant in saying in a statement that it would be "patient" in deciding to raise its benchmark short-term rate, which influences many loan rates.

  • Yellen: Oil price decline likely net positive  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    The gas prices are advertised outside the Costco store in Westminster, Colorado, December 2, 2014.

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discusses whether the committee has concern over global developments on deflation.

  • Yellen: Oil moves have transitory effects on inflation  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, shares her view of movements in oil prices.

  • Yellen: Normalization unlikely 'next couple meetings'  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, remarks on the range of views on the committee about when the lift in rates would be appropriate.

  • Fed Chair Yellen: New language not policy change  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen provides insight to an update to the committee's forward guidance for the federal funds rate indicating it can be patient in beginning to normalize the stance in monetary policy.

  • Market responds positively to Fed  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC's Bob Pisani dissects the move higher in the S&P 500 after the FOMC statement. The Fed said the effects of lower oil prices are transitory in nature.

  • Fed to be 'patient' about a rate hike; stocks soar Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. At a news conference afterward, Chair Janet Yellen said she foresaw no rate hike in the first quarter of 2015.. "The Fed is sending the message that the broader U.S. economy is on the path toward healing," said Steven Ricchiuto, chief...

  • Fed confusing, way behind the game: Pro  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Reacting to the FOMC statement, with Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee; David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds; Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management; and CNBC's Steve Liesman. The Fed has kept its key phrase of "considerable time."