All posts tagged "Janet Yellen"
Yellen faces Congress at time of haziness over Trump’s plans
WASHINGTON – The frenetic first three weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have left political leaders divided and dizzy with uncertainty over what happens next. This week, it will be Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s turn to weigh...
- Posted February 13, 2017
Fed minutes: If economy heats up, rate hikes may accelerate
Analysts cited the increased uncertainty as the key take-away from the minutes
- Posted January 4, 2017
Yellen signals caution about Trump’s economics stimulus plan
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has pledged deep tax cuts and increased infrastructure spending to restore lost jobs, accelerate the economy and bring prosperity to more Americans. Janet Yellen has her doubts. After a presidential campaign full...
- Posted December 15, 2016
Fed expected to raise rates for first time in a year
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rate for the first time in a year when its policy meeting ends Wednesday. The move would lift the rate by a quarter point to...
- Posted December 14, 2016
Yellen Says She Isn’t Going Anywhere When Trump Takes Office
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears unruffled by incoming President Donald Trump’s victory last week. Her remarks to Congress Thursday suggest that the central bank is on track to raise interest rates at its meeting...
- Posted November 17, 2016
Yellen Says Improving Economy Strengthens Case for Rate Hike
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Thursday that an improving U.S. economy has strengthened the case for raising interest rates. Her comments were seen as boosting the likelihood of a rate hike in...
- Posted November 17, 2016
Yellen: Slow Recovery Confounds Economists’ Expectations
WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the slow recovery from the Great Recession has surprised economists, confounding long-held beliefs about growth and inflation. Her remarks could help explain why the Fed has been...
- Posted October 14, 2016
Yellen Says Economy Likely Ready for Rate Hike Later in 2016
Says solution to Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis should come from White House or Congress
- Posted September 28, 2016
Why Some Fed Voting Members Hold More Influence than Others
WASHINGTON – Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve has demonstrated one of the core tenets of central banking: On the Fed panel that sets interest rates, some votes are more equal than others. The panel – the Federal Open...
- Posted September 22, 2016
Fed Keeps Key Rate Unchanged but Hints of Coming Hike
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year’s end. The Fed said in a statement ending its latest policy meeting Wednesday that the...
- Posted September 21, 2016