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  • Negative rates 'catalyst' for market woes: Pimco Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 2:23 PM ET
    Employees of a foreign exchange trading company work under monitors displaying the 10-year Japanese government bond yield in Tokyo, Feb. 9, 2016.

    It's led some to cry "enough!" and demand that morphing from zero interest policy, or ZIRP, to negative interest rate policy, or NIRP, stop.

  • *Deep skepticism that U.S. rate hikes will happen in 2016. WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to Congress with a brave face on Thursday amid a worsening meltdown in global markets and growing skepticism the U.S. central bank can carry out its long-planned pivot to "normal" monetary policy. As she did at a House of Representatives panel on...

  • What's behind the global stock market selloff? Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. In addition to the selling in the United States, major stock indexes worldwide have also been hit hard, despite efforts by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank to spur growth through lower interest rates. "One of the new themes in markets is that has damaged the banks and that...

  • *China holiday subdues volumes, creates volatility. LONDON, Feb 11- Copper rose on Thursday as the dollar slipped, but fears for global growth sparked by worries about a potential financial crisis and uncertainty about demand in China curbed gains. "But there are a lot of uncertainties, from what's happening in China to the fact that everybody thinks the Fed made a...

  • Critically analyzing commodities: Yellen Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 12:22 PM ET
    Critically analyzing commodities: Yellen

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen comments on low commodity prices, and the impact of the dollar value on production in the U.S.

  • Yellen: Focused on risk from clearing houses Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 12:14 PM ET
    Yellen: Focused on risk from clearing houses

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the effectiveness of clearing house platforms and their own issues, and diminishing risk in the financial system.

  • Yellen: Negative rates not 'off the table' Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 12:08 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

    As recession fears mount in the U.S., Fed Chair Janet Yellen conceded there's a "chance" of a downturn ahead.

  • Yellen: Substantial household gains from low oil Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 12:03 PM ET
    Yellen: Substantial household gains from low oil

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discusses the impact of lower oil prices on the U.S. economy.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The U.S. dollar slid to its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst...

  • Yellen: Chinese yuan, oil driving market fears Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 12:00 PM ET
    Yellen: Chinese yuan, oil driving market fears

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen shares her thoughts on selling pressure in markets, and whether the Federal Reserve's statements are to blame for declines.

  • Regulators vigilant on currency manipulation: Yellen Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 11:57 AM ET
    Regulators vigilant on currency manipulation: Yellen

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen says shifting the playing field through currency manipulation is unacceptable policy.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday that it is still uncertain when energy prices and the dollar will stabilize. "It's hard to predict exactly when that will be and there can be and have been surprises," Yellen told a committee of lawmakers in Congress. Low oil prices and the strong dollar have both put downward pressure on...

  • Downturn hasn't made interest rate cut likely: Yellen Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 11:44 AM ET
    Downturn hasn't made interest rate cut likely: Yellen

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen says economic conditions haven't made an interest rate cut highly likely, but reiterates that policy is not on a pre-set course.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to Capitol Hill with a brave face on Thursday amid a worsening meltdown on global stock markets and growing skepticism the U.S. central bank can carry out its long-planned pivot to "normal" monetary policy. Yellen, testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, stressed the bright spots in the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies. But she said the Fed thought it should study the issue again now that other central banks, including in Europe and Japan,...

  • *Boeing slumps on report of SEC probe. Feb 11- Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stuck to her guns on her return to Capitol Hill on Thursday, saying a weakened...

  • Impact of student debt on housing market Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 11:23 AM ET
    Impact of student debt on housing market

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen addresses the macroeconomic challenges created by rising student debt.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market remains on solid footing despite slowing economic growth and a stock market rout. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended Feb. 6, the Labor...

  • Negative rates would squeeze bank margins: Yellen Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 11:19 AM ET
    Negative rates would squeeze bank margins: Yellen

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen addresses the possible negative impact of negative interest rates.

  • Yen rallies as world falls apart: FX strategist Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 11:17 AM ET

    The surge in the yen against the dollar is revealing deep problems in global markets, currency strategist Steven Englander tells CNBC.