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  • 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

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

  • Yellen supports labor market benefitting African Americans

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

  • 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?

    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

    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

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

  • 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

    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.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Barack Obama on Friday said the latest jobs report showing the unemployment rate at an eight-year low of 4.9 percent was a testament to the strength of the American economy. "We should be proud of the progress we've made," Obama told reporters in the White House briefing room. But Obama noted "softness" in China, Europe and other economies...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- A lower U.S. unemployment rate in January and a rise in wages suggests the economy is resisting a global slowdown, but tighter credit conditions and slower hiring are seen reducing the chances of another Federal Reserve interest rate rise in March. While data on Friday supported the Fed's view that the labor market is near full strength,...

  • *Dollar rebounds from recent losses. NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global stocks and bond prices fell after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the U.S. labor market and left investors with a muddled view on rate hike prospects. While U.S. non-farm payrolls increased by just 151,000 jobs last month, well below forecasts of 190,000, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9...

  • Feb 5- Wall Street was sharply lower on Friday after the January U.S. jobs report appeared to keep alive the prospect of a Fed rate hike this year and tech stocks sold off heavily. Despite the expected slowdown in job growth, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008, and average hourly earnings increased 0.5 percent, suggesting the...