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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. On the day when Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt …

Federal Reserve Expected to Raise Rate Target

The Federal Reserve will almost certainly raise its short-term interest rate target by a quarter percentage point at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting Wednesday.

The US Federal Reserve said recent hurricanes are "inflicting severe hardship" but that the economic impact will likely only be short-term

Trump Likely to Choose Powell and Taylor for Top Fed Roles

President Donald Trump is leaning toward appointing both Standford University economist John Taylor and former investment Jerome “Jay” Powell to top positions at the Federal Reserve, according to people familiar with the president’s thinking.

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WSJ Ed Board: The Federal Reserve Needs an Outsider for Chairman, Not Yellen or Powell

Two of Donald Trump’s front-runners for Fed Chairman represent “the monetary policies that have favored the affluent and done little or nothing for the real economy,” says the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board. Current Chair Janet Yellen and Fed Board alum Jay Powell are, according to the publication, a continuation of the same failed Fed policies that led “so many working-class voters [to turn] to Mr. Trump in 2016.”

A string of upbeat US data and increasingly positive comments from Fed boss Janet Yellen have fuelled speculation of an interest rate rise in the world's top economy

Watch: Yellen Speaks at Fed Presser

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Federal Open Market Committee press conference on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Follow Breitbart.tv on Twitter @BreitbartVideo

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Fed Hikes Interest Rates, More to Come in 2017

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter of a point on Wednesday for only the second time in a decade, and with an improved economic outlook, rates are now predicted to rise three times in 2017.

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Weak Employment Growth May Delay Interest Rate Hike

Weak August employment growth of just 151,000 in total non-farm payrolls, along with a 1,000-job downward revision for July, may allow the U.S. Federal Reserve to delay raising interest rates despite inflation concerns.

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Message Matters: Trump Succeeded, Yellen Failed

Most political reporters are fixated on the presidential horserace rather than the message candidates are sending to voters. Message wins all the time. Message moves polls. Message raises money. Message determines elections.

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Fed Finally Lifts Key Interest Rate From Near Zero

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds modestly higher rates on some loans.

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Federal Reserve Decides Not to Hike Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets.

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Gold Standard More Popular than Federal Reserve For Good Reason

At the Jackson Hole Economic Summit the American Principles Project demonstrated that the people can’t be fooled in the long term by monetary magic forever. In a national poll by McLaughlin & McLaughlin 1,000 respondents were asked if they would support the Gold Standard in the United States. 39% replied yes, 15% replied no, and 46% were undecided. That is more than a 2:1 ratio for favorability.

These results and the margin between approve and disapprove are better than recent polls on the Federal Reserve or its recent leaders as shown in recent Gallup polls over the last two years: Negative on the Fed and its leaders are very high, while negatives on Gold are very low.

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Fed Chair Yellen Warns Tech Bubble 2.0 Could Pop

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen recently joined the rising chorus of economists and former Fed officials warning about the risks of irrational exuberance by bond and stock investors paying bubble-inflated prices. Conspicuously silent about the risks of stock investing over the last 6 years, Yellen’s comments quickly tanked the bond market. But with the NASDAQ tech-heavy index up 500% since the bottom of the last crash, Yellen seems to be warning this bubble could pop.

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U.S. Wages Stagnant Under Obama

After six years of Obamanomics, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is still citing “stagnant wage growth as a sign of continued problems in the labor market,” and the immediate future isn’t looking much better.