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Fact Sheet for Federal Reserve System

Country: United States
Observations: The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States.The Federal Reserve System is a quasi-governmental, decentralized central bank. It is composed of a central Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks located in major cities throughout the nation, numerous member banks and other entities. Ben Bernanke serves as the current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
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Is the Fed Telegraphing the Wrong Message About Rates?

Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Dartmouth's David "Danny" Blanchflower, Oppenheimer's Jerry Webman and U.S. Trust Co.'s Chris Hyzy discuss the outlook for Federal Reserve and ECB monetary policies. They speak with Trish Regan and Mike McKee on "Street Smart." ... [Published Bloomberg - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 3 reports

About That 500% Jump in Interest Rates…

The verdict is in…Last week, at the end of its regularly scheduled meeting, the Federal Reserve said:1)      It would continue to reduce the amount of money it creates each month. The Fed said it will be out of the money printing business by the end of ... [Published Jutia Group - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 4 reports

Bullard says Fed needs to make rate guidance more data dependent

ST.LOUIS (Reuters) - The U.S. central bank needs to change the way it communicates its view on the future path of interest rates, a Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday, joining others inside the Fed who are calling for an overhaul of its policy ... [Published Bayou Buzz - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Has The Fed Lost Control Of The Dollar?

While Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen plays Hamlet over the question of when and by how much to raise the Fed Funds interest rate, she seems oblivious to the fact that the Fed Funds rate has become irrelevant to what matters most about monetary policy—the ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 5 reports

Small banks feel pinch of regs: Powell

Rising competition from larger lendersand regulatory pressure is hurting small banks across the UnitedStates, a Federal Reserve Bank official said on Tuesday. Fed board member Jerome Powell said the central bank is committed to making sure the Fed understands ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 19 reports

How Plosser and Fisher leaving will change the Fed

Philly Fed arch-hawk Charles Plosser announced today that he’s retiring in March. Earlier this year, equally hawkish Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher announced his retirement.The two Fed dissenters retiring at nearly the same time looks dovish and ... [Published Forex TV - 10 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

Fed’s Kocherlakota Warns Rising Rates With Low Inflation Undermines Credibility

The U.S. Federal Reserve should be wary of raising rates while inflation is running below its 2-percent goal, because doing so could undermine its credibility and unmoor inflation expectations, a top Fed official said on Monday. “I think we need to be ... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - 11 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

Over at Equitable Growth: It Really Seems as Though Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher Doesn't Want Real Wages to Increase, or Doesn't Believe Real Wages Can Increase, or Something: Tuesday Focus for September 23, 2014

Over at Equitable Growth: Tim Duy: Fisher on Wages: "Richard Fisher said Friday the US economy was threatened... ...by higher wages. Via Reuters: Fisher said on Friday he worries that further declines in unemployment nationally could lead ... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - 11 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 6 reports

On the Objectives of Monetary Policy

Note *IntroductionThank you for that generous introduction, and thank you for the invitation to join you here today. This is my second trip to Marquette since becoming president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis five years ago, and I’m glad ... [Published Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 8 reports

Fed dove Dudley sees inflation staying low despite rise in hiring

UNEMPLOYMENT can continue falling to unusually low levels without risking dangerously high inflation, Federal Reserve policymaker William Dudley said yesterday.Inflation has been running below the Federal Reserve’s target for more than two years, meaning ... [Published City A.M. - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 2 reports

Quantitative Easing, Part 2

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that all the trillions of dollars the Fed has “printed” actually has not been printed. The new money has largely been parked in the form of excess reserves in the largest banks. The post concluded that as long as ... [Published Real Estate Center - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 6 reports

Federal Reserve Decides Not to Change Swipe Fees

(Image: Thinkstock)The Federal Reserve recently announced that it has no plans to adjust the current interchange fee standard or fraud-prevention adjustment. This decision was made by the Federal Reserve on the basis of a survey of debit card transaction ... [Published Black Enterprise - Sep 22 2014]
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The man behind the Federal Reserve [Published Housing Wire - Jan 27 2014]
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will preside over his last Fed policy meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. During his tenure as chairman, he managed to surprise industry experts by helping stabilize the market and restoring investor confidence. Here's ...
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Wall Street awaits the Fed [Published MarketWatch Morning Stock Talk - Sep 16 2014]
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