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  • Yellen: Hopeful of faster progress on wages Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:46 PM ET
    Yellen: Hopeful of faster progress on wages

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen addresses the economic progress in the United States, and the role of Congress in the recovery of the labor market.

  • Monetary policy 'highly accommodative': Yellen Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:33 PM ET
    Monetary policy 'highly accommodative': Yellen

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen explains the Fed's expectations for progress in the U.S. labor market and addresses racial disparities in unemployment.

  • Lending standards attempt to prevent predatory lending: Yellen

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen discusses the difficulty that people without excellent credit are having in obtaining loans and mortgages.

  • Lack of big bank subsidies could hurt economy: Yellen Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:23 PM ET
    Lack of big bank subsidies could hurt economy: Yellen

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen explains why so much money is being devoted to "too big to fail" banks.

  • Structural factors restrain U.S. growth: Yellen Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:19 PM ET
    Structural factors restrain U.S. growth: Yellen

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen addresses the concept of negative interest rates as "gimmicks" and the structural issues that are holding back economic growth.

  • Community banks concerned about over-regulation Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:04 PM ET
    Community banks concerned about over-regulation

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen addresses the burdens on community banks and the need to simplify regulations.

  • Yellen supports labor market benefiting African Americans Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:02 PM ET
    Yellen supports labor market benefitting African Americans

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen addresses the Fed's stance on the unemployment rate among African Americans.

  • Fed chair Yellen addresses negative interest rates Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 11:51 AM ET
    Negative rates possible in U.S.: Yellen

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen addresses the possibility and concerns about having negative interest rates in the United States.

  • A safer, sounder financial system? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 11:19 AM ET
    A safer, sounder financial system?

    Fed Chairman Janet Yellen says the Fed needs to make sure it does almost everything possible to reduce the odds of another financial crisis.

  • Unemployment rate of African Americans too high: Yellen Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 11:13 AM ET
    Unemployment rate of African Americans too high: Yellen

    Fed chairman Janet Yellen says the Fed's powers can't be targeted at the experience of a specific group.

  • Yellen: Rates on excess reserves critical tool Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 10:35 AM ET
    Yellen: Rates on excess reserves critical tool

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling asks Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen about interest on excess reserves.

  • Yellen: Lower rate path appropriate if economy falters Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 10:25 AM ET
    Yellen: Lower rate path appropriate if economy falters

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before Congress on the health of the U.S. economy since her December testimony, addressing the path for monetary policy and the federal funds rate.

  • Fed Chair Yellen testifies before Congress Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 10:14 AM ET
    Fed Chair Yellen testifies before Congress

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the U.S. economy has made further progress toward the Federal Reserve's objective of maximum employment since her December testimony.

  • Job openings rise in December Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 10:08 AM ET
    A woman works on an engine for a Dodge Viper at the Viper Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

    Hires inched high enough to surpass December 2007, the first month of the recession.

  • US wholesale inventories, sales fall in December Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 10:01 AM ET
    An employee arranges flat screen television inventory at the ABT warehouse in Glenview, Illinois.

    U.S. wholesale inventories slipped in December for a third straight month as businesses continued to reduce unsold merchandise.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs and the unemployment rate slipped one-tenth of a percentage point...

  • Feb 5- Wall Street extended a sharp selloff in afternoon trading on Friday after data showing the U.S. unemployment rate had hit an eight-year low in January revived the prospect of a Fed rate hike this year, and tech stocks sold off heavily following weak forecasts. Despite the expected slowdown in job growth, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, the lowest...

  • Separate data on Friday showed that in Alberta, where the country's vast oil sands are located, January's unemployment rate rose to its highest level since February 1996. In the Prairies, which include Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, starts in urban areas fell 8.9 percent to 29,273 units. "That makes a lot of sense given we're seeing a pretty dramatic slowdown...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but surging wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs and the unemployment rate slipped one-tenth of a percentage...

  • US adds 151,000 jobs Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 1:07 PM ET
    U.S. adds 151,000 jobs

    Hourly wages rise and consumer confidence holds up despite recent market woes. CNBC's Steve Liesman explains.