Janet Yellen

U.S. payrolls rise solidly, but weak wages dim limelight

U.S. job growth increased briskly in December, but wages posted their biggest decline in at least eight years in a sign the tightening labor market has yet to give much of a boost to workers.

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Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy.

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Asia encouraged by Wall Street bounce, upbeat Fed

Asian share markets rallied on Thursday after U.S. stocks enjoyed their strongest session this year when the Federal Reserve sounded upbeat on the economy and promised to be patient in removing policy stimulus.

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Wall Street rallies after Fed statement; S&P has best day this year

The S&P 500 scored its best day since October 2013 on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy and said it would take a patient approach toward lifting interest rates.

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Fed faces big decision over a few choice words

Federal Reserve officials will decide this week whether to make a critical change to their policy statement that would widen the door for interest rate hikes next year and effectively bet the United States will continue to shine in a gloomy global economy.

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Bullish U.S. jobs report keeps Fed on track for mid-2015 rate hike

U.S. employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wage gains picked up, a sign of economic strength that could draw the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.

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Yellen's 'optimal' model calls for rate hike this year, in theory

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said the tenor of economic data will decide when the U.S. central bank raises interest rates. Surprisingly, a data analysis based on Yellen's own priorities points to a rate increase by the end of this year.

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U.S. jobs data to show economy's resilience

U.S. employers likely hired new workers at a fairly brisk clip last month, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand.

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At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen

The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate.

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Federal Reserve signals faster but still slow path for rate rises

Federal Reserve officials nudged their expected path of interest rate increases higher on Wednesday, but did little to change the outlook for a long slow climb back up to normal monetary policy.

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Searching for growth in Europe, clarity in China

The euro zone's struggle to avoid another recession will take center stage in the coming week in the absence of major U.S. data, as investors mull whether the ECB's new asset-buying plan is a prelude to even more radical steps.

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Plosser, Fed's lone dissenter, warns again on risks of waiting to hike U.S. rates

Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser, the loan dissenter at the Fed's July policy meeting, on Saturday continued his push for the U.S. central bank to change its language on monetary policy to reflect an improving economy and pave the way for a sooner-than-expected interest rate hike.

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Most Wall Street firms see U.S. rate hike in second quarter 2015: Reuters poll

A majority of Wall Street's top bond firms see the Federal Reserve starting to raise interest rates by the second quarter of next year, showing slightly more aggressive expectations compared with a month ago, a Reuters survey showed on Friday.

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U.S. employment growth smallest in eight months, labor force shrinks

U.S. job growth slowed down sharply in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says central bank has no authority to regulate digital currency

In her testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the Fed does not possess any authority to supervise the Bitcoin, The Wall Street Journal blog MoneyBeat reported.

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