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John Williams, President & CEO, San Francisco Federal Reserve, says he believes Chairman Bernanke laid out a reasonable approach regarding the conditions for taper and the data seems to agree. The decision to taper, Williams says, will be based on the data.
Two regional Fed presidents expressed different views Friday about whether September would be the right time to begin to scale back the central bank's massive bond purchases.
CNBC's Steve Liesman talks to St. Louis Fed President James Bullard about the economic data, whether he feels there's been an improvement in the labor market, and if improved data means the taper could start sooner.
Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart discusses monetary policy with CNBC's Steve Liesman. "I'm confident of a moderate growth path," he said, "but we'll have to watch it very carefully."
CNBC's Carolin Roth reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a mixed day on the markets. The euro/dollar was essentially flat and the dollar rebounded against the yen.
Andrew Sheets, chief European credit strategist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC that the performance of European markets will come down to what happens in the periphery rather than Fed tapering.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the fiery debate over who might replace Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Liesman shares his take on whether Tim Geithner or Donald Kohn are contenders or not.
The Fed's easy-money policies have boosted U.S. manufacturers but requires less fiscal and regulatory restraint from Washington, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
Gold rose on Thursday as bullish Chinese manufacturing data boosted the nation's inflation-hedge appeal.
The Federal Reserve's reduction of asset purchases will signal a stronger economy, CommonFund Chief Investment Strategist Michael Strauss says.
The stock market could take a hit with the upcoming Fed taper, but it's also an opportunity, Mike Murphy of Rosecliff Capital says.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the market's turnaround after posting six straight days of losses.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and James Bianco of Bianco Research provide insight on yesterday's FOMC minutes and discuss how its policies are impacting the markets.
After the latest Fed minutes showed few clues about the timing of tapering, some pros are growing tired of waiting around for Fed action.
Topic like tapering and the next Fed chairman are front and center at the economic symposium in Jackson Hole, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman. And Barry Knapp, Barclays, explains why he thinks a Fed taper won't cause a major market disruption.
CNBC's Kelly Evans shares her thoughts the Fed minutes and falling household incomes.
Beth Ann Bovino, Standard & Poor's, discusses how the Fed's decision on interest rates is impacting home buyers. And a look a fixing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a look at the future of Federal Reserve policy, from the economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. And Larry Meyer, Macroeconomic Advisers; Guy LeBas, Janney Montgomery Scott, and Robert Hormat, former State Department undersecretary, weigh in on the Fed's split over "taper" dates and provide insight on why the bond market is getting crushed.
Alec Young, S&P Capital IQ, and Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research, discuss market reaction to yesterday's Fed minutes, and provide perspective on what's at stake for bondholders and the economy.
CNBC's Carolin Roth reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as upbeat data offset negative sentiment in global markets on Fed tapering fears.