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They don't take deposits. They won't lend to businesses or consumers. And yet monetary policy in the United States currently depends on them.
The latest employment figures show the economy added 203,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate fell to a five-year low.
The November jobs report confirms the economy is improving, but not enough to push the Fed to remove stimulus this month.
CNBC's Jim Cramer and Carl Quintanilla discuss the jobs report and if the positive numbers will cause the Fed to scale back its bond purchasing program.
Charles Plosser, Philadelphia Fed president, discusses his outlook on the economy and weighs in on Fed policy. I was not a fan of this QE program in the first place, Plosser said. It would be wise if we began to get rid of this program, he added.
Charles Plosser, Philadelphia Fed president, shares his reaction to the latest employment numbers from the Labor Department. I don't get too excited over one number, Plosser added.
Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, and Gary Stern, former Minneapolis Fed president, share their predictions on this morning's jobs report and its likely impact on the Fed's tapering decision. And Christian Weller, Center for American Progress, weighs in on whether the Fed is hurting or helping the wealthy.
Jared Bernstein, Center for Budget & Policy Priorities and Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute, discuss the impact of a minimum wage hike on the economy. A strong employment economy is the best anti-poverty tool there is, said Bernstein.
Gary Stern, former Minneapolis Fed president, and Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute, break down the numbers on jobs and provide their take on the economic recovery. We are experiencing an asymmetrical recovery, Brooks said.
Many leaving it late to tell the Swiss regulator whether they will participate in a U.S. programme to settle tax evasion suspicions.
John Lonski, Moody's Capital Markets, and Lee Partridge, Salient Partners, provide a preview of this morning's employment numbers and how the results will likely impact the Fed's decision on when to begin quantitative easing.
CNBC's Karen Tso reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors focus on U.S. Fed tapering plans.
Germany's Bundesbank raised its forecast for growth of the euro zone's largest economy this year and next on Friday.
Dr. Jurgen Heraeus, chairman of the supervisory board of Heraeus, says that the European Central Bank's cheap money policy is "not good in the long run".
Wahid Chammas, Portfolio Manager with Janus Capital explains why he is very bullish on European equities despite the slow economic recovery there.
Jeremy Siegel and Byron Wien disagree over how much the Fed has driven this year's rally.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Manhattan Institute weighs in on the impact possible false jobs data has on the overall unemployment rate. CNBC's Eamon Javers, weighs in.
CNBC's Eamon Javers provide insight into the process used to calculate the unemployment rate. He says officials will not reveal how much fraud is found in the numbers.
November's employment report could be good news for the economy but bad news for stocks.
How European equities stack up against U.S. equities, with Bruno Bertocci, UBS, and Tobias Levkovich, Citi. "Many European companies are expert oriented," says Bertocci.