Good news! Interest rates will likely rise in 2015!

Top central bank officials say the moves are a sign of a stronger recovery -- not a reflection of a Fed out of firepower.

Six charts on the shocking rise in inequality

This is how Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen looks at the world.

Why Fed Chair Janet Yellen is “greatly” concerned about growing inequality

But the Fed chief steered clear of saying whether the central bank is contributing to the divide

How the Fed is trying to fill in the gaps of monetary policy

The central bank is using new programs to address the economy's most intractable problems from the ground level.

Wonkbook: The Federal Reserve has returned to being boring

Well, that was a bit underwhelming: No rate-guidance change.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Sep 18, 2014

Wonkbook: The quiet revolution in the world of central banking

There are generally dovish notes from central bankers' Jackson Hole meeting.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Aug 25, 2014

Wonkbook: What the world’s top central bankers will be talking about at Jackson Hole

One area of concern: part-time work

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Aug 19, 2014

Wonkbook: Yellen’s message for the economy

The Federal Reserve chair says the economy isn't quite there yet.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Jul 16, 2014

Yellen: Labor market healing but economy still needs Fed support

On Capitol Hill, Yellen acknowledged that broader measures of labor market health have registered “notable improvements.”

It’s time to declare QE3 effectively over

This helicopter is ready for landing

The Fed’s unemployment conundrum

Falling unemployment could mean the Fed will face a very big decision.

Yellen: The recovery could be nearly complete within two years

But she cautioned that Federal Reserve's help will still be needed for economy to cross the finish line.

Yellen gave a shout out to two ex-offenders in a speech this week. So what?

Reports highlighting her omission of their prior offenses implied that people such as Poole and Brownlee were poor examples because they do not reflect the American workforce – or worse, because their records make them less deserving of employment. Neither could be farther from the truth.

Janet Yellen goes Main Street

The new leader of the Federal Reserve revealed her real-world approach to policymaking Monday during her first public speech since taking over the reins of the nation’s central bank this year.

Yellen: Women made America’s economy great

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that America’s economic progress over the past century has been fueled in large part by the advent of women in the workforce.

Federal Reserve lays groundwork for first interest rate hike

The Federal Reserve spent the past five years driving home a single message: Zero percent interest rates are here to stay. Now it is finally changing its tune.

Draghi stays out of the sandbox while others play on

Europe remains a muddle, and the ECB’s meeting this week gave little direction.

Stanley Fischer saved Israel from the Great Recession. Now Janet Yellen wants him to help save the U.S.

“Do you know what everyone at this table has in common?” Ben Bernanke mused. “They all had Stan Fischer as their thesis adviser.”

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 13, 2014

It’s official! Janet Yellen is the next Federal Reserve chair.

Now that she's been confirmed, here's what you need to know about the woman who will lead America's central bank starting Feb. 1.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 6, 2014

Getting married makes female economists poorer and male economists richer

The growth of female economics PhDs has stagnated in recent years -- and single ladies earn more than married ones.

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