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Trump Says Didn’t Threaten to Demote Fed's Powell, But Could

Trump Says Didn’t Threaten to Demote Fed's Powell, But Could

President Donald Trump denied that he’d threatened to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but said he’d “be able to do that if I wanted.”
Former Fed Chief Yellen Says Rates Next Move Could Be Up or Down

Former Fed Chief Yellen Says Rates Next Move Could Be Up or Down

Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. central bank must rely on incoming economic data to determine if its next policy move will be up or down, while likening the current moment to
Trump Claims Credit for Booming Job Market That Fed Let Run Hot

Trump Claims Credit for Booming Job Market That Fed Let Run Hot

It’s the best U.S. job market in decades, and Donald Trump is clearly proud of it. What’s less certain is how much responsibility he can claim.
Powell to Duck Trump Jabs and Let Economy Justify Fed Rate Pause

Powell to Duck Trump Jabs and Let Economy Justify Fed Rate Pause

President Donald Trump is casting a long political shadow over this week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve.
Mnuchin Suggests Fed Rate Rises Are OK After Trump Attacked Them

Mnuchin Suggests Fed Rate Rises Are OK After Trump Attacked Them

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested on Sunday it was fine for the Federal Reserve to be raising interest rates, after his boss, President Donald Trump, recently criticized the central bank for
All the Ways Trump Can (And Can't) Influence Powell's Fed Policy

All the Ways Trump Can (And Can't) Influence Powell's Fed Policy

President Donald Trump isn’t happy that the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates. There’s not much he can do about it.
Trump Shreds Economic Playbook With Strong Dollar, Fed Jabs

Trump Shreds Economic Playbook With Strong Dollar, Fed Jabs

President Donald Trump is showing that no economic-policy tradition is sacred in his pursuit of faster growth and lower trade deficits.
Trump Blasts Fed, Threatens to Put Tariffs on All Chinese Goods

Trump Blasts Fed, Threatens to Put Tariffs on All Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump lashed out at China and the European Union for their weak currencies and said a stronger dollar and rising interest rates are undermining America’s “competitive edge,” taking a
Trump’s Fed Bashing Could Backfire by Stiffening Rate-Hike Resolve

Trump’s Fed Bashing Could Backfire by Stiffening Rate-Hike Resolve

President Donald Trump’s extraordinary broadside against the Federal Reserve on Thursday may end up getting him exactly what he doesn’t want: higher interest rates.
Trump Blasts Powell’s Rate Hikes, Trespassing on Fed’s Independence

Trump Blasts Powell’s Rate Hikes, Trespassing on Fed’s Independence

President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases, breaking with more than two decades of White House tradition of avoiding comments on monetary policy out of respect for
Powell Tells Democrats That Fed Is Being Cautious With Hikes

Powell Tells Democrats That Fed Is Being Cautious With Hikes

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated to Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee during a meeting Wednesday that the U.S. central bank is pursuing a patient rate-hike path.
U.S. Treasury Advisers, Brookings Meet on Debt Strategy Models

U.S. Treasury Advisers, Brookings Meet on Debt Strategy Models

The U.S. Treasury’s external advisory team on structuring debt issuance is meeting privately with academics in Washington to discuss a plan to write a paper explaining the model its recommendations

San Francisco Fed's Williams Is N.Y. Fed Frontrunner, WSJ Says

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams is the leading candidate to replace William Dudley as head of the New York Fed, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Kudlow Backs Strong Dollar, Tough China Stance as Trump Adviser

Kudlow Backs Strong Dollar, Tough China Stance as Trump Adviser

Incoming White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow signaled that President Donald Trump would support a strong dollar, pursue a second phase of his tax overhaul to make cuts permanent and take a
Kudlow’s Best and Worst Calls, From No 2007 Recession to Trump Bump

Kudlow’s Best and Worst Calls, From No 2007 Recession to Trump Bump

President Donald Trump says he is “very strongly” considering hiring CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow as the director of his National Economic Council, replacing Gary Cohn.
Powell Seeks to Bury Era of Fed ‘Barons’

Powell Seeks to Bury Era of Fed ‘Barons’

Jerome Powell is the first Federal Reserve chairman in more than a decade to have any background in the private sector. That could explain changes he’s implemented in his first weeks on the job.
Cold War Rivals Risk Direct Conflict in Syria

Cold War Rivals Risk Direct Conflict in Syria

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Bannon Wanted Yellen to Stay Fed Chair, Calling Her ‘My Girl’

Bannon Wanted Yellen to Stay Fed Chair, Calling Her ‘My Girl’

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon considered endorsing Janet Yellen for a second term as Federal Reserve chair but instead kept quiet as President Donald Trump passed her over in favor of
Congress Raids Fed's Surplus for $2.5 Billion in Budget Deal

Congress Raids Fed's Surplus for $2.5 Billion in Budget Deal

For the second time in less than three years, Congress has raided the Federal Reserve’s capital surplus account, this time for $2.5 billion.