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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday. Other contenders to lead the U.S. central bank are top Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn, Fed Board Governor Jerome...

  • A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in February 2018. He faces a choice between two continuity candidates, Yellen and Governor Jerome Powell, and a clutch of outsiders, including Gary Cohn, currently his top economic advisor, former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh, and Stanford University economics professor John Taylor.

  • A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in February 2018. He faces a choice between two continuity candidates, Yellen and Governor Jerome Powell, and a clutch of outsiders, including Gary Cohn, currently his top economic advisor, former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh, and Stanford University economics professor John Taylor.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington, September 20, 2017.

    If Janet Yellen isn't reappointed at Fed, it could be bad news for stocks, Oppenheimer's John Stoltzfus says.

  • Lael Brainard, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    Fed Governor Lael Brainard says interest rate hikes should be held until inflation rises above a specific target.

  • A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in Febuary 2018.. He faces a choice between two continuity candidates, current Chair Janet Yellen and Governor Jerome Powell, and two outsiders, Gary Cohn, currently his top economic advisor, and former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh. Gary Cohn, 57, Director of the National Economic...

  • A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in Febuary 2018.. He faces a choice between two continuity candidates, current Chair Janet Yellen and Governor Jerome Powell, and two outsiders, Gary Cohn, currently his top economic advisor, and former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh. Gary Cohn, 57, Director of the National Economic...

  • A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in Febuary 2018.. He faces a choice between two continuity candidates, current Chair Janet Yellen and Governor Jerome Powell, and two outsiders, Gary Cohn, currently his top economic advisor, and former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh. Gary Cohn, 57, Director of the National Economic...

  • A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in Febuary 2018.. He faces a choice between two continuity candidates, current Chair Janet Yellen and Governor Jerome Powell, and two outsiders, Gary Cohn, currently his top economic advisor, and former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh. Gary Cohn, 57, Director of the National Economic...

  • Kevin Warsh

    Kevin Warsh might be different enough from Chair Janet Yellen to please President Trump while maintaining loose enough policy not to tank the economy.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 21- From her early days as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen has been the target of criticism from Republicans worried that the central bank's massive bond-buying programs and near-zero interest rates engineered by her predecessor would be the ruin of the country. With little more than four months left in her term and questions...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The Federal Reserve, the world's largest holder of U.S. debt, announced on Wednesday it was edging back from the market and investors barely budged. "The Fed's balance sheet will finally be turning a corner," said Brian Jacobsen, senior investment strategist at Wells Fargo Asset Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. In New York, JPMorgan chief...

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) policy meeting, in Washington, September 20, 2017.

    The Fed will raise rates in December even if there is a pullback in stocks when it starts unwinding its balance sheet, Peter Boockvar said.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- The U.S. If Fed Chair Janet Yellen gets her way, financial markets that had swung wildly with past shifts to the policy will barely shrug when the asset reduction begins, probably in October. Years of planning and months of careful public messaging should make the asset-unwinding process about as riveting as "watching paint dry,"...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- The U.S. If Fed Chair Janet Yellen gets her way, financial markets that had swung wildly with past shifts to the policy will barely shrug when the asset reduction begins, probably in October. Years of planning and months of careful public messaging should make the asset-unwinding process about as riveting as "watching paint dry,"...

  • Her speech to the world's top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, comes at a time when the chaos at the White House may make it more likely that she would be appointed to serve another four years to head the U.S. central bank. "Yellen's passionate defense of the post-crisis tightening of financial regulation isn't going to go down particularly well at the...

  • The Kansas City Federal Reserve's annual economic policy symposium, attended by finance officials, policy experts and academics from around the world, was first held at in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1982 reportedly at the behest of keen fly-fisher and then Fed chief Paul Volcker. Almost every central banker has extolled the virtue of verbal guidance to varying...

  • Cramer's 2007 Fed rant—has anything really changed?

    "I still felt that if they were to slash rates more dramatically that they could have saved things," Jim Cramer says.

  • Watch Jim Cramer's epic 'They know nothing' rant from 10 years ago today

    Ten years ago CNBC's Jim Cramer sent a booming message heard on Wall Street and in Washington when he sounded off on then Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • The euro reached its highest point since January 2015 on Thursday at $1.1777, with a variety of factors contributing. Chief among them were increasing talk the European Central Bank will soon begin to wind down its bond-buying stimulus and the dollar's decline to 13- month lows against a basket of other major currencies. European Central Bank chief Mario...