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The Fed says surprisingly weak inflation is ‘transitory’

The Federal Reserve plans to maintain a patient approach to monetary policy but sees softer than expected inflation levels as temporary.
he Dalai Lama reacts after receiving the National Endowment for Democracy's Democracy Service Medal during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, February 19, 2010. Presenting the medal is the National Endowment for Democracy's President Carl Gershman (L) and Vice Chairman Judy Shelton.

Trump’s potential Fed pick is a critic of the central bank and supports near-zero interest rates

Former Trump campaign adviser Judy Shelton has emerged as a potential nominee to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warns business borrowing at ‘historic highs’ shouldn’t be ignored

Near-record levels of business debt shouldn't be ignored, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Monday.

Millennials have helped take credit-card popularity back to full throttle. Banks are getting nervous and starting to crack down.

The US credit-card party has roared back to full throttle, thanks in part to millennials. But banks are tightening up who they'll let open accounts.

A Trump administration source poured cold water on a report that Derek Kan is being considered for the Fed board

Department of Transportation Undersecretary Derek Kan is not being seriously considered for a spot on the Federal Reserve board, according to a White House source familiar with the nomination process.
A worker monitors a process inside the plant at the copper refinery of Codelco Ventanas in Ventanas city, Chile.

The ‘single-best leading indicator for stocks’ in recent history is predicting stock-market doom

Copper has been the "single-best leading indicator for stocks over the past 18 months," and its recent action suggests stock-market doom, one firm said.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference on December 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.

An increasing number of economists think a rate cut is coming

About 51% of economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal think the Fed will lower interest rates in its next move.
This is Stephen Moore. He likes tax cuts.

‘Stupid and evil’: Stephen Moore blames liberals for his rejected Fed nomination

Stephen Moore suggested Wednesday evening that partisan attacks were behind his failed Fed nomination.

There hasn’t been this much risky corporate debt in years. The Fed is sounding the alarm about what that could mean for the economy.

A rapid rise in levels of risky corporate debt has emerged as a top vulnerability in the world's largest economy.
Director of National Economic Council Larry Kudlow

The White House wants the Fed to cut rates. Wall Street says it’s a terrible idea.

Top White House brass have recently called for the Fed to cut interest rates. Wall Street doesn't think that's a good idea.