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US Economy Paul Volcker

  • (L-R) Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen, former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volker, former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and current Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    There's pretty clear evidence that the path of rates has had a near-perfect correlation with the physical stature of the Fed chair.

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The Federal Reserve announced Monday that it was streamlining part of its Volcker Rule compliance regulations, providing guidelines to banks seeking more time to start up and spin off new hedge funds and private equity funds. The Federal Reserve Board published new guidelines on Monday detailing how banks could apply for an extension for...

  • President Donald Trump.

    The White House says its proposed budget and policies would boost growth to levels not seen in decades. The CBO remains unconvinced.

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. financial regulators could ease rules that keep taxpayer-backed banks out of some risky investments, according to testimony released on Wednesday ahead of a Senate hearing. Officials from the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said they were looking at ways to simplify the Volcker rule, which prevents...

  • President Donald Trump meets with executives and union representatives from the Harley Davidson company at the White House on February 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    President Trump thinks the country is "a mess." But it's not showing up in much of the latest economic data.

  • Donald Trump

    The national debt would surge under a Donald Trump presidency, though not as much as originally thought, according to a new analysis.

  • Executive Edge: Super Fed talk

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides highlights from Thursday night's event where Fed Chair Janet Yellen was joined by predecessors Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker. Yellen said the Fed remains in gradual hiking mode and the U.S. is not a bubble economy.

  • Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen (L to R) and former Federal Reserve chairs Ben Bernanke and Paul Volcker appear together for the first time in New York, April 7, 2016. The panel is geared toward millennials and focused on decision-making with international implications.

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen touted the strength of the United States economy and said she did not regret the December rate hike.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    April is one of the market's best months. But a poor earnings season and March's heady gains could cause lackluster returns.

  • Jeb Bush and Donald Trump

    Growth is the singular economic issue of our time, says Larry Kudlow. He thinks Bush and Trump have the best ideas on taxes.

  • America's epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve

    Opposition has been going on since Hamilton/Jefferson, says Roger Lowenstein, New York Times Magazine, providing an inside look at the creation of the nation's central bank.

  • Janet Yellen

    What is the Federal Reserve going to do? No one knows, but here's a solution: a 1/8 of a point rate hike.

  • Paul Volcker, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker shared his thoughts on the liquidity of the bond market.

  • Fed has increased risk: Dick Bove

    Dick Bove, Rafferty Capital VP of equity research, reacts to the Fed's decision to give banks an extra 2 years to conform to the part of the Volcker Rule that would force them to sell "riskier" forms of debt.

  • Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    A U.S. bank regulator said the Volcker Rule could cost the industry a one-time annual charge of up to $4.3 billion.

  • Will the bull run continue? The question is whether conditions are ripe for economic growth and corporate earnings to rise.

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Though the Federal Reserve’s stimulus efforts have wide approval among investors and bankers, some argue its policies distort and harm the economy.

  • Small banks & the Volcker Rule

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reveals why regulators have gone back to the drawing board on certain parts of the Volcker Rule, and what it means for the banks.