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Yellen Wants Minimum Global Corporate Tax

Treasury secretary criticizes nation-by-nation cuts

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday urged the adoption of a minimum global corporate income tax, an effort to offset any disadvantages that might arise from the Biden administration's proposed increase in the US corporate tax rate. Citing a "30-year race to the bottom" in which countries have...

Janet Yellen at Helm of Treasury Is a Big First

Senate OKs Biden's nominee, making her the first woman to lead the department

(Newser) - The Senate on Monday approved President Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation's 78th Treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job in the department's 232-year history. Yellen, a former chair of the Federal Reserve, was approved by the Senate in an...

Congratulations, Trump Says, but Not to Biden

President praises administration and nation as Dow breaks 30,000

(Newser) - President Trump had no public appearances scheduled Tuesday before the annual pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey in the afternoon, but events changed that. With only moments' notice, the president walked into the White House briefing room to make the announcement, the Hill reports. "The stock market Dow Jones Industrial...

Report: Biden Has Picked Yellen for Treasury Secretary

She chaired the Fed from 2014 to 2018

(Newser) - The first woman to lead the Federal Reserve is set to become the first female Treasury secretary. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal and the AP that President-elect Joe Biden has tapped 74-year-old labor economist Janet Yellen, who chaired the Fed from 2014 to 2018, for the role. Yellen also...

Trump's Former Fed Chief Is Hitting Back at Him

Janet Yellen says POTUS does not understand the Fed

(Newser) - Janet Yellen, who was chair of the Federal Reserve until President Trump replaced her with Jerome Powell, says she doesn't think the POTUS understands economic policy or the Fed. In an extensive interview with the radio program Marketplace , Yellen cited Trump's statements "about the Fed having an...

US Fed Caps Wells Fargo's Assets in 'Unprecedented' Move

Bank can't grow until it proves widespread misconduct is in the past

(Newser) - In what CNN calls an "unprecedented" punishment, the US Federal Reserve on Friday ordered Wells Fargo to halt all growth until "it sufficiently improves its governance and controls" in the wake of "pervasive and persistent misconduct." The bank admitted in 2016 to opening 3.5 million...

Fed Makes Rate Hike Despite Lack of Inflation

Federal Reserve boosts key short-term interest rate

(Newser) - As expected, the Federal Reserve has boosted a key short-term interest rate at the last US central bank meeting that Janet Yellen is expected to lead, the AP reports. Fed officials ended their two-day meeting by hiking the federal funds rate—what banks charge each other for short-term loans—to...

Federal Reserve Chair Submits Resignation

Janet Yellen will depart board when term ends

(Newser) - Janet Yellen submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Trump on Monday, announcing that she will leave when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman. In a letter to the president, Yellen said she would do her "utmost" to ensure a smooth transition to Jerome...

Name of Trump's Likely Pick for Fed Chair Released

The president has been looking for a replacement for Janet Yellen

(Newser) - Even as the White House is reeling from the indictments of three former presidential campaign officials, Donald Trump is reportedly moving along with plans to replace the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, the New York Times reports. After several months of speculation and hype from the president, administration...

Cohn's Trump Criticism May Cost Him Fed Chief Post

'Wall Street Journal' reports the president is unlikely to appoint him

(Newser) - White House adviser Gary Cohn delivered a public rebuke of President Trump after the violence in Charlottesville, and the Wall Street Journal reports that it might have cost him his chance at becoming the next Federal Reserve chief. The newspaper says the president is now unlikely to appoint Cohn to...

Yellen's Defense of Post-Crisis Regulations May Cost Her

The White House isn't going to like it

(Newser) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday emphatically defended the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system's health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending, the AP reports. Yellen said the Fed is prepared to...

Yellen: Next Financial Crisis Hopefully Not 'in Our Lifetimes'

She says reforms have made the financial system safer

(Newser) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banking reforms now in place have made the financial system safer, and the world should be able to avoid the type of devastating crisis that struck the global economy in 2008. Speaking at the British Academy in London, Yellen said that the...

Interest Rates Hit a Milestone for First Time Since 2008

Fed signals belief in strong economy

(Newser) - The Federal Reserve signaled confidence in a strong economy Wednesday with its second interest rate hike of 2017, bringing its benchmark rate up a quarter-point to push it over 1% for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. The move, which brings the range to between 1% and 1....

Trump: US Dollar Is 'Getting Too Strong'

He shifted on 3 policies in WSJ interview

(Newser) - President Trump managed to do an about-face on no less than three policies in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday—and he made what analysts say were highly unusual comments about the American dollar in the process. "I think our dollar is getting too strong, and...

Fed Jacks Key Rate for 2nd Time in 3 Months

And signals more hikes are ahead in 2017

(Newser) - The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that any further hikes this year will be gradual. The move Wednesday reflects a consistently solid US economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans. The Fed'...

The Fed Likely to Raise Interest Rates This Month

Janet Yellen signaled as much in a speech Friday

(Newser) - Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2% target rate, the AP reports. The Federal Reserve chair also said that the Fed expects steady economic improvement to...

Yellen Could Stay Mum on One Big Question Today

Congress sure to ask about Fed's possible reaction to Trump's economic plan

(Newser) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen faces two tasks when she delivers her semiannual testimony to Congress starting Tuesday: As always, she'll sketch a picture of how she expects the economy to fare in coming months and how the Fed's interest rate policy may unfold. (In December, the Fed...

Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Suggests More Hikes Coming

It's the first increase in a year

(Newser) - The Federal Reserve is raising a key interest rate for the first time in a year, reflecting a resilient US economy and expectations of higher inflation. The move will mean modestly higher rates on some loans, reports AP . The Fed signaled in a statement Wednesday that additional rate increases will...

What to Watch for in Fed's First Post-Trump Policy Meeting
With Fed Set to Hike Rates,
Look for This One Word
THE RUNDOWN

With Fed Set to Hike Rates, Look for This One Word

'Roughly'

(Newser) - The Federal Reserve's first policy meeting since Donald Trump won the election wraps up Wednesday, and analysts say the Fed is almost certain to raise interest rates for just the second time in a decade—though they also said Trump was almost certain to lose the election. Beyond the...

Rate Debate Reaches Fever Pitch Ahead of Fed Meeting

Chair Janet Yellen has said there's a strong case for a rate hike—but pushback continues

(Newser) - "Let's get on with it already." That's the opinion of one investment strategist ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day rate meeting starting Tuesday, calling for Chair Janet Yellen to push for a rate increase that many are still wary of implementing. Per Reuters , a good...

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