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Paul Volcker

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies. Yellen rejected the GOP criticism as unfounded. Representatives of the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute also participated in the meeting.

  • GOP lawmakers accuse Yellen of playing politics Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's lack of accountability during her second day of testimony to Congress. After she gave her semiannual economic report, GOP lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee grilled Yellen with a basket of complaints.

  • Yellen navigates tricky path on interest rates Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy is making steady progress, but for now the Fed is sticking with patience in raising interest rates because the labor market is still healing and inflation is too low. In her semiannual economic report to Congress, Yellen sought to explain how the Fed would begin raising rates from...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 30 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher moderates panel, "Perspectives on the Fed's Role in International Crises" before a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- 2100 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 29 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of September monetary policy meeting- 0730 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Central Bank Deputy Governor Martin Floden speaks on the topic "The economic situation and my views on monetary policy"- 0900 GMT.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 25 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MILAN- EU finance ministers and central bankers meet in Milan. ECB President Mario Draghi, Vice President Vitor Constancio and ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to attend. PARIS- Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to chair the second China-France High-Level Economic and Financial dialogue in France with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 24 Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin attends the Making Home Affordable Help for Homeowners event in Baltimore- 1700 GMT. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 23 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 22 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo and other banking officials testify before Senate Banking Committee on Wall Street Reform- 1400 GMT. Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Michael Stegman speaks before the 2014 American Mortgage Conference in Raleigh- 1715 GMT.

  • Fed has increased risk: Dick Bove  Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Dick Bove, Rafferty Capital VP of equity research, reacts to the Fed's decision to give banks an extra 2 years to conform to the part of the Volcker Rule that would force them to sell "riskier" forms of debt.

  • Feds: Volcker Rule cost for banks up to $4.3 billion Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    A U.S. bank regulator said the Volcker Rule could cost the industry a one-time annual charge of up to $4.3 billion.

  • 4 potential killers for Wall Street's aging bull Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Will the bull run continue? The question is whether conditions are ripe for economic growth and corporate earnings to rise.

  • Bernanke's payday in first post-Fed speech is... Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • An aggressive Fed finds critics on Wall Street Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Though the Federal Reserve’s stimulus efforts have wide approval among investors and bankers, some argue its policies distort and harm the economy.

  • Small banks & the Volcker Rule  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reveals why regulators have gone back to the drawing board on certain parts of the Volcker Rule, and what it means for the banks.

  • Potential amendment to Volcker Rule  Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports regulators are reviewing a ban on banks holding certain debt securities, and explains how this will impact smaller banking institutions.

  • Bair: Banks need a better strategy  Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Former Fed Chair Sheila Bair shares her thoughts on the Volcker Rule and weighs in on the state of the banking sector. CNBC's Rick Santelli provides perspective.

  • Fed celebrates 100th anniversary  Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Three Fed chairmen from different eras: Paul Volcker, Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight.

  • Bernanke's history not written ... yet: Liesman  Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Looking back on 100 years of the Federal Reserve, with Ylan Mui, The Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • The Federal Reserve is marking 100 years today with speeches from all living Fed Chairmen: Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke. Ylan Mui, The Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow, discuss.