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Stories with person: Janet Yellen
  • As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate hike since 2006 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 1:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open.

  • Fed directs 8 biggest US banks to hold extra capital 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 4:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are directing the eight biggest U.S. banks to hold capital at levels above industry requirements to cushion against unexpected losses and reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.

  • Yellen, Draghi upbeat despite tumult in Greece, China 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 5:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Chinese stock market is experiencing a terrifying freefall, and Greece is teetering on the brink of financial collapse.

  • Yellen: Higher rates won't derail recovery 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 5:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought to reassure worried lawmakers on Thursday that when the Fed begins to raise interest rates, it will be careful not to derail the economy.

  • The Latest: Democrat urges Yellen to wait on rate hikes story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 1:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's mid-year economic outlook and testimony to Congress (all times local):

  • Fed officials in June wary of looming economic risks 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 4:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policymakers last month saw signs that the economy was healing after its winter slump but agreed that there were still too many uncertainties at home and abroad to raise interest rates.