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  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 5- Janet Yellen cashed in with her first paid visit to Wall Street since stepping down as Federal Reserve chair, discussing rate hikes and U.S. President Donald Trump at events on Monday that included a dinner for 40 at a CEO's Manhattan penthouse. Two people familiar with the events hosted by investment bank Jefferies, including the...

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference December 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Janet Yellen visited Wall Street for a paid appearance two months after stepping down as Fed chair.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 5- Janet Yellen visited Wall Street for a paid appearance two months after stepping down as Fed chair, discussing the economy and interest rates at an event hosted by investment bank Jefferies that included a sit-down dinner for forty. Federal Reserve the last four years until early February, said she revealed no confidential...

  • March 27- The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Raphael Bostic, waded into a potentially contentious debate at the U.S. central bank on Tuesday over whether to replace its 2 percent inflation target, saying he favors a new and nearly untested monetary policy strategy known as price-level targeting. Fed Chair Jerome Powell has so far given little...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, March 21- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell set a record on Wednesday, after the U.S. central bank delivered a widely-expected interest rate hike, by holding the briefest quarterly news conference since the Fed began giving them in April 2011. Powell showed a business-like approach that contrasted with the more academic style...

  • *Powell aims to smooth relations with Congress. WASHINGTON, March 19- Jerome Powell heads for his first interest rate increase as Federal Reserve Chairman this week with an unanswered question looming above others: could his optimism about the U.S. economy lead to more hikes than markets have prepared for? Powell's public comments and Reuters conversations...

  • *Powell aims to smooth relations with Congress. WASHINGTON, March 19- Jerome Powell heads for his first interest rate increase as Federal Reserve Chairman this week with an unanswered question looming above others: could his optimism about the U.S. economy lead to more hikes than markets have prepared for? Powell's public comments and Reuters conversations...

  • A demonstrator holds a sign outside Bear Stearns headquarters in New York, on Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

    "They didn't rob a 7-Eleven, where they would go to jail. They robbed us," CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- Financial markets barely batted an eye on Tuesday when Jerome Powell's first public statement as Federal Reserve chief saw daylight, interpreting it as a steady-handed commitment to the U.S. central bank's policy of gradual interest rate increases. The calm evaporated about a couple of hours later, at 10:42 a.m. EST, when Powell, testifying...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- Financial markets barely batted an eye on Tuesday when Jerome Powell's first public statement as Federal Reserve chief saw daylight, interpreting it as a steady-handed commitment to the U.S. central bank's policy of gradual interest rate increases. The calm evaporated about a couple of hours later, at 10:42 a.m. EST, when Powell, testifying...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The margin between U.S. shorter- and longer-dated yields narrowed on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said data since December pointed to a strengthening economy and his confidence had increased that inflation will rise. Powell expressed his view during the question-and-answer section of his first semi-annual...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The margin between U.S. shorter- and longer-dated yields narrowed on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that since December data pointed to a strengthening economy and his confidence had increased that inflation will rise. Powell expressed his view during the question-and-answer section of his first semi-annual...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The margin between U.S. shorter- and longer-dated yields narrowed on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. central bank would stick to a gradual approach on raising interest rates with inflation stuck below its 2 percent goal. Bond yields initially rose further following the release of Powell's prepared text on the...

  • *Traders await clues from Fed's Powell testimony before Congress. Treasury yields fell on Monday as traders reduced their bearish bond positions in advance of new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual monetary policy testimony before Congress this week. Powell's debut appearance as head of the U.S. central bank is seen as critical for...

  • *Traders await clues from Fed's Powell testimony before Congress. Treasury yields fell on Monday as traders reduced their bearish bond positions in advance of new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual monetary policy testimony before Congress this week. Powell's debut appearance as head of the U.S. central bank is seen as critical for...

  • *Traders await clues from Fed's Powell testimony before Congress. Treasury yields fell on Monday as traders reduced their bearish bond positions in advance of new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual monetary policy testimony before Congress this week. Powell's debut appearance as head of the U.S. central bank is seen as critical for...

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    A surge in bond yields that sent stock markets skidding from record highs may have ripple effects outside Wall Street, as home ownership costs rise and nest eggs shrink.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- A surge in bond yields that sent stock markets skidding from record highs this month may have ripple effects outside Wall Street, as home ownership costs rise and nest eggs shrink. There is a risk if this continues, "said Gregory Daco, chief economist at Oxford Economics in New York. Investors await Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's remarks before...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- A surge in bond yields that sent stock markets skidding from record highs this month may have ripple effects outside Wall Street, as home ownership costs rise and nest eggs shrink. There is a risk if this continues, "said Gregory Daco, chief economist at Oxford Economics in New York. Investors await Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's remarks before...

  • Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has said little about the sharp fall in Wall Street stocks this month, besides offering the platitude at his swearing-in ceremony last week that "we will remain alert to any developing risks to financial stability." But the spotlight will be on the new Fed chair next week when he faces questions from both houses of the U.S....