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A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed’s board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts. Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, asked to be taken out of the running for an influential post […]
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Elizabeth Warren's plan to forgive student loan debt could lead to an economic boom

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans. The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible. Student loans are a leading cause of debt in the United States. Edging out credit cards for the number two spot, 45 million Americans are into their creditors for at least 1.5 trillion dollars' worth of student l...
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Trump says Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s board amid a focus on past scandals. Cain is a former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza who dropped out of the 2012 presidential race amid allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity. The issues resurfaced […]
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Essential financial life skills for 21st-century Americans

Americans are swimming in increasingly higher amounts of debt, even the upper middle class.For many, this burden can be alleviated by becoming familiar with some straightforward financial concepts.Here's some essential financial life skills needed to ensure your economic wellbeing. None When it comes to Americans' finances, the statistics paint a pretty grim picture. According to Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Planning & Progress Study, Americans are facing greater challenges than ever when it comes...
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U.S. labor market remains tight, economy continues to grow: Fed Beige Book

Labor markets remained tight across the United States as businesses struggled to find skilled workers and wages grew modestly, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in its latest report on the economy.
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Fed survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the economy was expanding at a “slight-to-moderate pace” in March and early April, with some regions seeing signs of strengthening after a winter slowdown. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed says that the reports on manufacturing were favorable, although some business contracts […]
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Fed's Harker sees 'sound' economy, forecasts future rate hike

The U.S. economy could still deliver "sound" growth and warrant a single rate hike "at most" this year, a Federal Reserve policymaker said on Wednesday.
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US industrial production slipped 0.1% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell in March, pulled down by a drop in mining output. Factory output remained weak amid a slowing global economy and trade tensions with China. The Federal Reserve says industrial output — combining production at factories, utilities and mines — slipped 0.1% in March from the previous month. The […]
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Mnuchin says Fed independence is important globally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that the Federal Reserve’s independence is important globally, while refusing to comment on President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the Fed. Mnuchin was asked about Trump’s tweet Sunday that if the Fed had done its job properly, the stock market would be 5,000 to 10,000 points […]
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As Trump pressures Powell, Wall Street gives Fed a passing grade

As President Donald Trump keeps up his attacks on the Federal Reserve's policies, Wall Street is cautiously embracing them, giving a passing grade to the Fed's communication since its shift in January to a "patient" approach on rate hikes.
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McConnell mum on Senate support for Herman Cain for Fed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't saying whether he thinks his chamber would confirm Herman Cain to join the Federal Reserve board, casting doubt on the former Republican presidential candidate's prospects should President Donald Trump advance him for the post.
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McConnell won’t say if Senate would back Herman Cain for Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to say Thursday whether he thinks his chamber would confirm Herman Cain to join the Federal Reserve board, casting doubt on the former Republican presidential candidate’s prospects should President Donald Trump advance him for the post. Asked if a Cain nomination would face problems, McConnell, R-Ky., […]
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White House's Kudlow supports Fed's Powell and Cain nomination

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday he has confidence in Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but that President Donald Trump intends to proceed with plans to name a controversial partisan to the U.S. central bank's board of governors.
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Cain's Fed chances in peril as fourth Republican opposes Trump pick

U.S. President Donald Trump's expected nomination of former pizza chain executive Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve appeared in jeopardy on Thursday after a fourth Republican senator voiced opposition, possibly denying Cain the support needed to be confirmed in the post.
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McConnell won’t say if Senate would back Herman Cain for Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining to say whether he thinks the Senate would confirm Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve’s board. When McConnell was asked whether a Cain nomination would face trouble, he noted that successful nominees must pass background checks and have a likelihood of confirmation. Cain’s a former […]
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White House's Kudlow voices support for Fed's Powell, Herman Cain nomination

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday he has confidence in Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but that President Donald Trump intends to proceed with plans to name a controversial partisan to the U.S. central bank's board of governors.
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White House's Kudlow says Jerome Powell can turn into good Fed chairman

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday that he retains confidence in Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but that President Donald Trump intends to proceed with plans to name a controversial partisan to the Fed's Board of Governors.
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U.S. economy 'healthy' from a monetary policy perspective: Fed's Williams

The U.S. economy is in a healthy place "from a pure monetary policy perspective," but there is more work policymakers can do to make sure growth is widely shared, a top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday.
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The most serious threat to emerging economies is a US recession | Barry Eichengreen

Recent respite for China, on which other emerging markets are highly leveraged, could be short-livedSuddenly it seems that emerging-market economies have gained a respite. Capital flows to these economies dried up in the second half of last year as the US Federal Reserve raised its policy rate for five consecutive quarters and shrank its balance sheet. But in January, the Fed announced a pause, which now looks to be extended: the dot plots of Federal open market committee members currently indic...
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Business briefly: Most Fed officials see rates staying on hold for all of 2019

A majority of Federal Reserve officials last month believed that economic conditions would likely warrant keeping the Fed’s benchmark policy unchanged for the rest of this year. Several officials said their view could shift in either direction based on incoming data, according to minutes of the meeting released Wednesday. Weaker growth and lower inflation expectations could prompt the Fed to cut rates, while faster growth and rising inflation expectations could prompt it to resume raising rates....
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Wall Street ekes out gains as investors shrug off Fed minutes

Technology stocks led Wall Street slightly higher on Wednesday, as U.S. inflation data proved to be benign and the minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting were unsurprising.
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Citing global slowdown, Fed sees no changes to rates in 2019

The Federal Reserve is likely to leave interest rates unchanged this year given risks to the U.S. economy from a global slowdown and uncertainty over trade policies and financial conditions, according to the minutes from its March 19-20 policy meeting.
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Most Fed officials see rates staying on hold for all of 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Federal Reserve officials last month believed that economic conditions would likely warrant keeping the Fed’s benchmark policy unchanged for the rest of this year. Several officials said their view could shift in either direction based on incoming data, according to minutes of the meeting released Wednesday. Weaker growth and […]
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S&P, Nasdaq edge higher as Wall Street shrugs off Fed minutes

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq inched higher on Wednesday, as investors largely shrugged off benign U.S. inflation data and unsurprising minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting.
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Fed still 'patient' on rates, debating balance sheet policy

Federal Reserve policymakers debated how to manage the U.S. central bank's massive holding of bonds while agreeing to be patient about any changes to interest rate policy, according to the minutes from their March 19-20 meeting.
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S&P 500, Nasdaq edge higher on tech gains; Fed minutes awaited

Technology stocks lifted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq on Wednesday, ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its latest policy meeting, while a drop in Boeing shares kept the Dow lower.
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Tech lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq ahead of Fed minutes; Boeing pressures Dow

Technology stocks lifted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq higher on Wednesday but a fall in Boeing shares dragged the Dow lower, ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its latest policy meeting.
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S&P 500 flat ahead of Fed minutes

The S&P 500 was flat on Wednesday, as a drop in Boeing shares offset gains in the technology sector, while investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.
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Wall Street edges higher at open, Fed minutes awaited

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday after a bout of selling on trade and growth concerns, with investors awaiting minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting and the start of the corporate earnings season.
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Trump: It’s up to Cain to move ahead with Fed nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is a “wonderful man,” but it will be up to him to decide whether to go forward with a nomination to the Federal Reserve’s seven-member board. Asked by reporters if the nomination was safe, Trump said he did not know […]
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