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  • March 3- Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland- based Johns Hopkins University, has no prior political experience.

  • Just 24 percent of those polled said Congress should be allowed to have detailed oversight of the Fed, the poll shows. Fed Chair Janet Yellen came under pressure from conservatives in Congress this week, with some accusing her of bias towards Democrats. "There ought to be some review but I don't know that a full public disclosure of every comment attributed to...

  • A warning for Republicans attacking Yellen: Kudlow Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen adjusts her glasses as she testifies at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015.

    Republicans attacking Janet Yellen should be careful what they wish for, says Larry Kudlow.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- Tough questions aimed at Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen from a rising force in the Democratic Party on Tuesday showed how the U.S. central bank is facing increasing pressure from both sides of the political aisle. "I urge you... to assess whether the leadership of the Fed's staff is on the same page as the Federal Reserve Board," Senator...

  • Yellen faces grilling on rate policy, transparency Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve.

    The Fed chair is expected to face pointed questions this week from U.S. lawmakers aimed at revealing details about the Fed's timing on rate hikes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is expected to face pointed questions this week from U.S. lawmakers aimed at revealing details about the Fed's timing on interest rate hikes, as well as fresh scrutiny about transparency at the central bank. Yellen will likely give away little in her prepared testimony for the Senate Banking Committee on...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The Senate Banking committee is expected to hold a hearing next week on reforms aimed at the Federal Reserve, a Senate aide said on Monday, as lawmakers push for more transparency at the U.S. central bank. The Senate aide said the timing could change at the last minute, but for now, it was set for March 3. The Republican takeover of the Senate this year...

  • *Senate committee expected to call hearing on bill- sources. A similar Fed audit bill passed the House of Representatives late last year and a hearing on Fed transparency is expected to be formally called by the Senate banking committee, according to people familiar with the matter. "We feel the current system works well, it's time-tested, and there are all kinds of...

  • Fear & loathing of Rand Paul's 'bash the Fed' stance Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul

    The "audit the Fed" issue raised by Rand Paul is likely to come up for other 2016 presidential hopefuls, Politico's Ben White says.

  • "I think it would scare the heck out of people," said Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher in an interview with CNBC, when asked how the bill, if it became law, might affect markets. "They want to interfere with monetary policy," he said of supporters of the bill in Congress. Republican Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, re-introduced his audit the...

  • RALEIGH, N.C., Feb 10- The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates in June, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, saying the U.S. economy is strengthening and that inflation will move back to the central bank's target. "At this point, I think June looks like the attractive option" to raise interest rates, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told reporters here.

  • Fed officials criticize Rand Paul's audit bill Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    Sen. Rand Paul

    Federal Reserve officials characterized Sen. Rand Paul's "Audit the Fed" bill as misguided and politicized in interviews with The Hill.

  • Scared of measles? Avoid these 3 states Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    A pediatrician vaccinates a 1 year- old boy with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

    In 17 states, less than 90 percent of children aged 19-to-35 months have gotten recommended vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- U.S. congressional leaders and several possible 2016 presidential hopefuls said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national flashpoint as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on parents' right to forgo inoculation of their children. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national political flashpoint, as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on safety and the right of parents to forgo inoculation of their children. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the...

  • Politics comes down with measles, GOP on defensive Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Medicine, morality and free will are colliding in the debate over requiring measles vaccines. The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, amid a recent measles outbreak that has led to the most cases in two decades in 2014 and infected more than 100 people to date. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the Brookings Institution in Washington that she was sympathetic...

  • Measles outbreak triggers vaccine debate   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Measles outbreak triggers vaccine debate

    Dr. Gail Shust, Ichan School of Medicine, discusses the risks associated with not getting vaccinated and the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S.

  • Vaccines should be voluntary: Rand Paul Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Senator Rand Paul

    While vaccines are a good thing, it's an issue of personal freedom, Sen. Rand Paul told CNBC.

  • Sen. Paul's noble idea executed poorly   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:29 PM ET
    Sen. Paul's noble idea executed poorly

    David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post provides insight into his article "How Rand Paul Tried to Lead an Eye Doctors Rebellion."