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  • President Donald Trump's attacks on the Federal Reserve have broken one set of precedents, his talk of stacking the central bank with political allies has strained another, and his on-again off-again tariff threats have made the economic outlook harder than ever to predict. Fed Chair Jerome Powell and other officials insist they can only consider what is...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, April 14- As President Donald Trump keeps up his attacks on the Federal Reserve's policies, Wall Street is cautiously embracing them, giving a passing grade to the Fed's communication since its shift in January to a "patient" approach on rate hikes. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York surveys the main Wall Street securities companies it...

  • Jim Cramer on "Mad Money"

    Jim Cramer explains why eBay's corporate split is a great prospect for the company and investors.

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Sunday the U.S. central bank does "not feel any hurry" to change the level of interest rates again as it watches how a slowing global economy affects local conditions in the United States. An economic slowdown in China and Europe, and other global issues, currently pose the largest risks to an...

  • Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. 

    The Fed could use a few friends in Washington. The central bank has entered the Trump crosshair, and Powell's job has been in jeopardy.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- In January, the Federal Reserve delivered what investors took as a kind of love letter, a rate-hike pause that sent stock markets soaring. "Roses are red, Blah blah blah blah," Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, one of the Fed's most ardent doves, tweeted early on Thursday. #Fedvalentines via Twitter most years since 2012,...

  • Federal Reserve shifted policy along the lines urged by President Donald Trump in a series of critical comments and tweets last year, Fed chairman Jerome Powell turns up at the White House for a steak dinner and an informal audience with the president, seemingly back in his good graces. "Readouts" of such meetings are typically left to the White House, but in this...

  • Ex-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is charging a whopping $200,000 per speaking gig

    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is currently quoting $200,000 and the use of a private jet for domestic speaking engagements, according to seven people with knowledge of the arrangement. Engagements outside the United States could cost considerably more, these people said.

  • Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations speaks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval office of the White House October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is quoting $200,000 and the use of a private jet for domestic speaking engagements, according to people with knowledge of the arrangement.

  • Jan 11- Jerome Powell argued forcefully to end the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program in his early days at the central bank in 2013, leavening the often tense discussions with humor and a comparison of then-Fed chief Ben Bernanke to U.S. basketball star LeBron James. The transcripts of the eight policy meetings held that year were released on Friday, nearly...

  • Jan 11- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, in his early days on the U.S. central bank's board of governors, argued frequently and forcefully for an end to the bond purchases undertaken to support the recovery from the financial crisis, transcripts of policy meetings from 2013 released on Friday showed. Powell, who joined the board in May 2012 when Ben...

  • ATLANTA/NEW YORK, Jan 4- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday sought to ease market concerns that the U.S. central bank was ignoring signs of an economic slowdown, saying he was aware of the risks and would be patient and flexible in policy decisions this year. Echoing a more sympathetic tone recently espoused by some of his colleagues, Powell said the...

  • ATLANTA/NEW YORK, Jan 4- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday sought to ease market concerns that the central bank was ignoring signs of an economic slowdown, saying he was aware of the risks and would be patient and flexible in policy decisions this year. Echoing a more sympathetic tone recently espoused by some of his colleagues, Powell said the Fed...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- Treasury yields rose on Friday after the U.S. employment report for December came in more robust than expected, and on the back of U.S. equities, which hit session highs as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell struck a dovish tone in a roundtable interview. China this week posted data showing factory activity contracted in December for the first time...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- Treasury yields rose on Friday after the U.S. employment report for December came in more robust than expected, and on the back of U.S. equities, which hit session highs as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell struck a dovish tone in a roundtable interview. China this week posted data showing factory activity contracted in December for the first time...

  • ATLANTA, Jan 4- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday moved to ease concerns in financial markets, saying that while U.S. economic momentum is solid, the central bank is sensitive to the risks highlighted by investors and will be patient with its monetary policy in 2019.. "Particularly with the muted inflation readings that we've seen coming in, we will...

  • Jerome Powell

    Fed Chairman Jerome Powell pledged that the central bank will be watching how the economy performs and will be "patient" with policy.

  • *U.S. gold futures briefly touch $1,300/ oz. U.S. gold futures were down 0.3 percent at $1,290.50 per ounce, having risen above $1,300 earlier in the session. "We have got to put it in the context of a rather impressive risk-off rally that we have seen since the middle of December, that led to gold going close to $1,300," he said.

  • Spot gold touched its highest since mid-June at $1,298.42, but was down 0.2 percent at $1,291.31 per ounce as of 1130 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.1 percent at $1,293.40 per ounce, having risen above $1,300 earlier in the session. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and former Fed chairs Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke for clues on any further interest rate...

  • BENGALURU, Jan 4- Gold erased most of its early gains after touching 6-1/ 2- month highs on Friday, as Asian equities regained some footing after Beijing announced a new round of trade talks with Washington amid fears of a global economic slowdown. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,294.90 per ounce, as of 0758 GMT, after touching $1,298.42 earlier, its highest since...