Janet Yellen takes center stage in the week ahead, chairing her first FOMC meeting amid market skittishness over events in Ukraine.» Read More
The one number to watch in the week ahead is weekly jobless claims.
WASHINGTON, March 14- U.S. producer prices fell in February, reinforcing the view that minimal inflation pressures could keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates for quite some time. The Labor Department said on Friday its seasonally adjusted producer price index for final demand dropped 0.1 percent last month.
STANFORD, United States- Federal Reserve vice-chair nominee Stanley Fischer speaks before a dinner at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit 2014- 0145 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank governor Stefan Ingves to give a speech on "Have we learned the lessons of earlier financial crises?"
Bert Dohmen, President and Founder at Dohmen Capital, explains why he disagrees with the Federal Reserve's policies.
Stocks tumbled amid concerns events surrounding Ukraine are escalating and China's slowing growth will rub off on the global economy and bite corporate profits.
The markets are in a testing process, says Art Cashin of UBS, talking with CNBC's Bob Pisani about what's driving today's market decline.
WASHINGTON, March 13- Fed vice chair nominee Stanley Fischer on Thursday defended his ties to Citigroup Inc, saying that he would have been ill-prepared for his last central banking job without his experience at the mega-bank.
The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report publisher Marc Faber shares his thoughts on the U.S. stock market and his investment strategy for Treasurys. "I would say it's a better time to get out of stocks than into stocks," Faber says.
CNBC's Sara Eisen reports the Senate Banking Committee considers the nomination of Stanley Fischer for Fed Vice Chairman.
Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo CFO, discusses what's driving loan demand now. We are optimistic about the spring selling season, says Sloan. And Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, shares his thoughts on retail space.
Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, shares her outlook on economic growth. And David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, explains why weather is the most likely culprit in soft economic data.
Bricklin Dwyer, economist at BNP Paribas, says that by agreeing to export oil, the U.S. is sending a strong signal to Russia that it can also "manipulate" oil prices.
Hans Stoter, chief investment officer at ING Investment Management, says tapering is on track and the U.S. Federal Reserve is withdrawing stimulus slowly to prevent the economy facing "withdrawal symptoms".
March 12- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York looked at whether a key foreign-exchange benchmark was subject to manipulation in 2012 but did not pursue any public action, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Yet another warning flag was raised Wednesday over the high-priced junk bond market.
*U.S. Senate panel holds confirmation hearing on Thursday. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, March 12- Stanley Fischer, U.S. The former chief of the Bank of Israel was chosen to be Fed Chair Janet Yellen's second-in-command in part for his crisis-management credentials, especially during a seven-year stint as the No. 2 official at the International Monetary Fund.
Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services explains why Wall Street is so concerned that copper prices are falling.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss why copper prices have tumbled lately; weather's impact on retail stocks, and Janet Yellen's Fed policy versus nominee Stanley Fischer. It's going to be a bumpy couple of days, predicts Cashin.
The U.S. Senate approved Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin to be the No. 2 official at the Treasury Department.
*U.S. central bankers stressing "gradual" approach. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, March 12- Janet Yellen has a message to markets: the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for a while yet and, when it does begin to tighten monetary policy, it will do so only slowly.
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