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Delaying could risk overheating the economy

Sen. Richard Shelby wants to keep a closer eye on the Fed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Aug 25, 2014
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One area of concern: part-time work

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  • Aug 19, 2014
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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
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On Capitol Hill, Yellen acknowledged that broader measures of labor market health have registered “notable improvements.”

This helicopter is ready for landing

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

“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
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