Janet Yellen

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    Prices of some supermarket staples have gone up dramatically, while the Federal Reserve is concerned that inflation is too low. Why is there a disconnect?

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      Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday Russia is not abiding by last week’s Geneva agreement to de-escalate the crisis in the Ukraine and “has refused to take a single step in the right direction.”

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          • Janet Yellen, Miley Cyrus odd bedfellows in Time's list of 100 most influential

            Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve, pop star Miley Cyrus and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly were among the 41 women in the Time 100, the most women ever included in the magazine's list of the world's most influential people. The list, released on Thursday, also includes the…

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            • Jobless Claims Rise More Than Forecast in U.S. Holiday Week

              More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as the Easter holiday period made it more difficult to adjust the data for seasonal variations. Jobless claims increased by 24,000 to 329,000 in the week ended April 19, the most in a month, a Labor Department…

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              • Why Yellen Can’t Fall Victim to Obama Politics

                Today, it is increasingly tempting to ascribe everything President Obama does to political calculation. According to the survey, commissioned by Fox News and conducted by Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research, some 37 percent of Americans thinks the president lies to them “most of…

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                • Labor market predominates again in deciphering extent of recovery

                  In this part, we will discuss Janet Yellen’s views on labor market slack, one of the “three broad questions” posed by the Fed Chair, the answers to which are likely to shape the future monetary policy....

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                  • When Inflation Is Too Low to Grow

                    After delivering a speech to the Economic Club of New York last week, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen was asked how the Fed would react if the economy suddenly experienced a spike in inflation. Yellen made all the right assurances about the Federal Open Market Committee watching indicators…

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                      • What’s that fishy smell? The Fed’s corrupt policies - MarketWatch

                        Our financial system is so corrupt you might say that a fish rots from the Fed. Our central bank is essentially taking billions of dollars a year from average Americans, who are still struggling to get by in a bombed-out economy, and it is giving it — yes, giving it — to the very banks that helped…

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                        • Federal Reserve on course for further $10bn taper - FT.com

                          The US Federal Reserve is highly likely to slow its asset purchases by another $10bn next week as the economy shakes off its winter torpor. Yellen rate-rise stumble dampens Asian markets Editorial Yellen should look beyond the US Yellen warns inflation may lag recovery

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