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Economists are slashing 4th-quarter GDP forecasts — citing poor holiday sales and warm winter weather

Bank of America, JPMorgan, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta pulled fourth-quarter GDP estimates lower following soft December retail figures.

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen says it’s OK for the US to add to its $23 trillion debt pile — as long as it’s used to pay for climate...

Yellen says that low interest rates make it cheaper to borrow and pay for ambitious spending programs right now.

Bridgewater sees gold spiking 30% to a record high — ‘There is so much boiling conflict’

"When you look at the geopolitical strife, how many foreign entities really want to hold dollars?" Bridgewater co-chief Greg Jensen told the Financial Times.
A Federal Reserve police officer keeps watch while posted outside the Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington September 16, 2015.

The Fed’s payments to the Treasury hit a decade low in 2019 as the repo crisis raged

The Fed's market repurchase agreement, or repo, operations drove costs higher as the bank added billions of dollars to the US financial system.

A former Fed chief lays out his grand solution to stabilize the repo market

A standing repo facility would let borrowers convert securities into cash reserves whenever they see fit, instead of relying on scheduled offerings.

Fed officials are increasingly warning that climate change could damage the economy

The US has in the past been relatively reluctant to incorporate climate change into monetary policymaking.

Central bank chiefs in Dallas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Cleveland will help determine interest rates in 2020. Here’s where they stand ahead...

The leaders of four regional central banks will get FOMC votes in 2020 as part of a routine rotation that takes place each year.

The Fed says interest rates are likely to remain at historically low levels — for now

Federal Reserve officials saw fewer risks to the economy at the end of 2019 and predicted there would be no need to adjust interest rates this year.

Trump’s tariffs are driving job losses and production cost hikes, the Fed says

The findings come as the US manufacturing sector remains mired in recession and a separate report says 2019 brought the most job cuts in four years.

Banks fail to match the Fed’s latest repo operation, showing weaker demand for the capital injections

The waning demand comes after the Fed boosted its repos for the December 31 to January 2 period, lifting the limit to $150 billion from $120 billion.