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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Powell testified about the Federal Reserve's semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress and the state of the economy

There’s a worrying disconnect between how Fed officials look at the economy and the way workers experience it

A new Federal Reserve survey shows four in 10 Americans could not afford a $400 emergency without going into debt, contradicting the predominant view among Fed officials that the economy is at "full employment."

‘America First’ should start with the plight of the country’s abandoned Native population

OPINION: Most Americans have no idea what the term "Asterix Nation" means — but the idea is all too familiar to nearly 7 million Native Americans.
Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester takes part in a panel convened to speak about the health of the U.S. economy in New York

An effort to boost the economy that was once seen as radical is about to get a fair hearing at the Fed

The Federal Reserve is actively considering alternatives to its inflation targeting framework, whose success has been questioned after years of chronically undershooting the Fed's 2% goal.

MORGAN STANLEY: Here’s how the rise of cryptocurrencies could change the way central banks deal with future financial crises

Central banks are exploring the usage and creation of digital currencies following a boom in popularity of the likes of bitcoin. While no central bank has yet issued their own cryptocurrency, many are close to doing so.
Kevin Warsh, addresses the Shadow Open Market Committee during a symposium in New York

A finalist for Fed Chair warns Trump doesn’t get a basic function of the Federal Reserve — and it poses a threat to economy

Kevin Warsh, a former Federal Reserve official who was on Donald Trump's shortlist to lead the US central bank, says the president did not seem willing to respect Fed independence.
Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President, Raphael Bostic speaks with Reuters in an interview at Stanford UniversityÕs Hoover Institution in Stanford, California.

A single speech from a top Fed official shows why the imperative of racial and economic diversity is so much more than just lip-service

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic, the first African-American to lead a regional central bank, recently spoke about the central bank's often unacknowledged role in enforcing fair housing rules.

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.

Fed holds interest rates steady, says inflation is close to its target

Just before the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day meeting, we learned that the Fed's preferred gauge of inflation nearly hit its 2% target after years of lagging behind.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Powell testified about the Federal Reserve's semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress and the state of the economy

THE FED MEETS: Here are the key passages to watch for in Wednesday’s statement

The Federal Reserve isn’t expected to take action on interest rates at its policy meeting Wednesday — but that won’t prevent traders from pouring over each line of the central bank’s policy statement for clues into the quantity and speed of future interest rate increases.
A steel mill worker.

Wall Street is afraid of the wrong thing when it comes to Trump’s trade wars

Rising US bond yields are making stock investors nervous again — but many on Wall Street are worrying about inflation when they should be looking at growth.