Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen: Fed Determined To Push Employment
Janet Yellen just might help people find work again. Read more...
Yellen Confirmed As Fed Chairwoman
Janet Yellen is the first female chair of the Fed in its 100-year history. Read more...
Better Late Than Never? Volcker Rule Will Finally Get Vote
Volcker Rule Set for Dec. 10 Approval by U.S. Regulators Read more...
WH May Nominate Female Advisor To The Fed As CYA For Summers
Are all women interchangeable for political purposes? Read more...
Larry Summers Is 'The Great Unifier' -- Of Those Who Oppose Him
It takes a special kind of magic to bring together groups this diverse. Larry Summers has it. Read more...

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 Obama, Financial Regulators To Meet
President Obama will discuss the implementation of the Dodd-Frank reform bill with financial regulators at the White House on Monday, which comes as the President has been debating who will replace Ben Bernanke as head of the new Federal Reserve. Read more...
Summers: The Courage To Say Yes To Wall Street?
Larry Summers is the wrong guy for the wrong job at the wrong time. This pick is terrible politics and worse substance. Progressives and women’s groups will fight this tooth and nail, and any chance of the President looking like he is a fighter for the middle class on the economy will go up in smoke. Read more...
Not Sexist Summers, Please
Several years ago I had a private conversation with a woman who had been in very-high-level meetings in the Obama administration including some at the highest level. She made a very clear point that one of the reasons things happened a certain way was that in meetings Larry Summers would literally shout down women who offered a contrasting viewpoint. This was a expressed as apparently a particular problem when it came to the viewpoints of women. Read more...
Although we know the Dow has nothing to do with how regular people are doing, at least we get to watch wingnut heads explode. Read more...
Watch: Senator Warren Introduces the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act, her first piece of stand-alone legislation, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The bill would enable students who are eligible for federally subsidized Stafford loans to borrow at the same rate the big banks get through the Federal Reserve discount window. Read more...