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  • May 19- Trump turmoil may not be enough- it will take an aggressive Federal Reserve to bring an end to the low volatility, rising stocks party. Given the Feds track record of managing for smooth and rising financial markets as if it were an actual mandate, this is another way of saying it will be a while. This followed reports that former FBI Director James Comey, fired...

  • A man pauses in an alley on May 18, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

    Call them the unrecovered—a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession.

  • Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

    Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve could be his most important appointments to date, David Beckworth writes in the National Review.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 17- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that he is "puzzled" by how little markets have reacted to major political risks, and skeptical about the Trump administration's ability to fulfill its pledges to stoke faster growth. "It puzzles me that markets are very blasé about political risk until the last minute," Bernanke...

  • Neel Kashkari, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

    Kashkari is a voting member this year on the U.S. central bank's policy committee, and in March was the lone dissenter.

  • May 17- Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari on Wednesday warned against using interest-rate hikes to address unwanted asset bubbles, saying that bubbles are hard to identify and such hikes would likely do more harm than good. Kashkari is a voting member this year on the U.S. central bank's policy committee, and in March was the lone...

  • President Donald Trump is weeks away from naming anyone to the board of the Federal Reserve, a White House official said, meaning it could be the fall before three currently empty seats are filled. The White House wants to get all nominees vetted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Government Ethics before they name them publicly and that...

  • William Dudley, President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, answers a question, after addressing the Indian businessmen at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai, India May 11, 2017.

    The central bank came out with its strongest defense yet of open borders in the face of a skeptical Trump administration.

  • MUMBAI/ NEW YORK, May 11- Trade protectionism is a "dead end" that may score political points but will ultimately hurt the U.S. economy, one of the most influential Federal Reserve officials said on Thursday in the central bank's strongest defense yet of open borders in the face of a skeptical Trump administration. William Dudley, head of the New York Fed, did not...

  • MUMBAI/ NEW YORK, May 11- Trade protectionism is a "dead end" that may score political points but will ultimately hurt the U.S. economy, one of the most influential Federal Reserve officials said on Thursday in the central bank's strongest defense yet of open borders in the face of a skeptical Trump Administration. President Donald Trump by name in a speech at the...

  • Here are three things that may happen in the event of an official bear market

    The question is, how will 2017 react to a bear market? Here are three major things 'Fast Money Halftime Report' trader Josh Brown predicts will happen.

  • Workers make brackets for Chevrolet Express Vans at VIA Motors in Orem, Utah.

    The number of openings was at 5.7 million on the last business day of the month, the monthly JOLTs report said.

  • Bear

    Financial advisor Josh Brown suggests a dozen outcomes of a new-era bear market.

  • Meanwhile, a fall in oil prices drove the Australian dollar and Canadian dollar to new lows.

  • PALO ALTO, May 6- San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Saturday reiterated his view that the U.S. central bank should begin trimming its massive balance sheet later this year, in part so the Fed has more tools at the ready when the next recession hits. The program, also used by central banks in Europe and Japan, was deeply unpopular among U.S....

  • For former Wall Street banker Kevin Warsh, who served as a Fed governor at the time of the financial crisis, the economic recovery is characterized by bloated central bank balance sheets, financial risks, and a hidebound institution that needs new approaches. Warsh, a Wall Street lawyer by training rather than one of the Phd economists who have come to dominate...

  • For former Wall Street banker Kevin Warsh, who served as a Fed governor at the time of the financial crisis, the economic recovery is characterized by bloated central bank balance sheets, financial risks, and a hidebound institution that needs new approaches. " Warsh, a Wall Street lawyer by training rather than one of the Phd economists who have come to dominate...

  • For former Wall Street banker Kevin Warsh, who served as a Fed governor at the time of the financial crisis, the economic recovery is characterized by bloated central bank balance sheets, financial risks, and a hidebound institution that needs new approaches. Warsh, a Wall Street lawyer by training rather than one of the Phd economists who have come to dominate...

  • For former Wall Street banker Kevin Warsh, who served as a Fed governor at the time of the financial crisis, the economic recovery is characterized by bloated central bank balance sheets, financial risks, and a hidebound institution that needs new approaches. " Warsh, a Wall Street lawyer by training rather than one of the Phd economists who have come to dominate...

  • James Bullard

    "We've delayed a little bit too long in reducing the size of the balance sheet," St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said.