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  • WASHINGTON, March 3- The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday launched its effort to pursue reforms at the Federal Reserve, with the central bank's regional structure among the topics that came into the panel's cross-hairs. This month, outgoing Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said the Fed should revamp its rules to address perceptions of conflicts of...

  • 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...

  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions. Indeed, Obama on Tuesday summoned a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House for a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "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.

  • 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 Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    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

    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

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

  • Defensive? Sen. Rand Paul on voluntary vaccines  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    Sen Rand Paul (R-Ky.) thinks the decision to vaccinate should be voluntary. Sen. Paul also discusses tax reform, his proposal to audit the Federal Reserve and his plans for the 2016 presidential election.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- Multinational corporations would get a tax holiday on hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign profits under a measure proposed by two U.S. senators on Friday. Democrat Barbara Boxer of California and Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky called for allowing businesses to pay 6.5 percent corporate income tax on foreign profits brought into...