Latest from Rachel Siegel

Fed signals easing of market supports could start in November, despite ongoing threat of delta variant

Economists and Wall Street have been eager for details on when and how the central bank will start to dial back its support for markets.
  • Sep 22, 2021

Prices rise 5.3 percent in August over last year, in early sign that inflation could be easing

The delta variant, shaky consumer confidence and supply chain issues continue to weigh on the Fed and Biden administration.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Millions of workers, businesses to face Biden’s new coronavirus vaccine and testing rules

Thursday’s announcement was met with support and criticism as the delta variant hampers the economic recovery.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Weighing Fed nominees, Biden administration faces delicate political test

A major decision for President Biden is whether to re-appoint Jerome H. Powell, and how to fill out the rest of the Fed roster.
  • Sep 4, 2021

Millions of Americans face financial cliff as eviction ban, unemployment aid lapse amid Washington inaction

The developments portend a potential shock to the economy, and they highlight the difficult political realities even in a Democratic-dominated capital.
  • Aug 27, 2021

Fed chief signals supports for economy could begin to be pulled back this year if recovery stays on track

His remarks come at a crucial time for Fed policymaking — and for the economy overall.
  • Aug 27, 2021

Supreme Court strikes down CDC eviction moratorium despite delta’s rise

Justices say federal agency lacks power to halt evictions in face of coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aug 26, 2021

As eviction crisis loomed, rental relief barely picked up in July

Last month, nearly $1.7 billion was spent on rent, utilities and missed payments, slightly more than the $1.5 billion in June.
  • Aug 25, 2021

As Biden considers pick to run the Fed, key Wall Street oversight role slips under radar

There is no consensus among Democrats about who would be right to be the top Federal Reserve banking cop.
  • Aug 23, 2021

Weighing inflation and the labor market, Fed debates when to scale back support for the markets

Fed leaders say they need to see “substantial further progress” on inflation and job growth before slowing their sprawling bond buying program
  • Aug 18, 2021