US Federal Reserve http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23090/all en US STOCKS-Fed minutes short-circuit Wall St rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-fed-minutes-short-circuit-wall-st-rally <p>* Fed to continue asset buys as doubts grow * Investors eye congressional-White House battles ahead * Retailers post December sales * Positive jobs data has little impact * Indexes down: Dow 0.16 pct, S&amp;P 0.21 pct, Nasdaq 0.38 pct By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday after signs the Federal Reserve has growing concern about its highly stimulative monetary policy, giving investors reason to pull back after a two-day rally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-fed-minutes-short-circuit-wall-st-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones & Company Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Financial economics Futures contract Health Labor Law New York Stock Exchange Person Career Politics Quotation Stock market US Federal Reserve USD Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5731089 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. bonds, world shares fall after Fed minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-bonds-world-shares-fall-after-fed-minutes <p>* World shares slip as Fed hints at tighter policy * 10-yr Treasury yields hit highest since May * Dollar index extends rally By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt prices slid and world stocks reversed course and dipped on Thursday after minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy committee showed rising concern about the Fed's policy of buying bonds to stimulate growth. The Federal Open Market Committee's minutes also extended a rally in the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-bonds-world-shares-fall-after-fed-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Federal Reserve System Government Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Person Location Quotation Subprime crisis impact timeline United States United States public debt US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:23 +0000 5731095 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-U.S. Fed hawks worry about threat of inflation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/wrapup-2-us-fed-hawks-worry-about-threat-inflation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* George sees US growth above 2 pct; Bullard sees 3.2 pct</p> <p>* George sees U.S. unemployment down 0.5 pct point this year</p> <p>* Bullard sees unemployment falling to 6.5 pct in mid-2014</p> <p>* Analyst sees George as hawkish dissenter for 2013</p> <p>* Kocherlakota says Fed has tools to control inflation</p> <p>By Ann Saphir and Alister Bull</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/wrapup-2-us-fed-hawks-worry-about-threat-inflation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Entertainment Federal Reserve Macroeconomics US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732899 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Fed missed warning signs in 2007 as crisis gathered steam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/us-fed-missed-warning-signs-2007-crisis-gathered-steam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Risks emerged in summer, but Fed felt they were contained</p> <p>* Big banks were believed to be safe as late as August</p> <p>* Fed showed elevated concern later in year</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Top policymakers at the U.S. Federal Reserve felt for most of 2007 that problems in housing and banking were isolated and unlikely to tear down the economy as they ultimately did.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/us-fed-missed-warning-signs-2007-crisis-gathered-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic history Economics Macroeconomics US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736318 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Fed missed warning signs in 2007 as crisis gained steam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-fed-missed-warning-signs-2007-crisis-gained-steam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Risks emerged in summer, but Fed felt they were contained</p> <p>* Big banks were believed to be safe as late as August</p> <p>* Fed showed elevated concern later in year</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Top policymakers at the Federal Reserve felt for most of 2007 that problems in housing and banking were isolated and unlikely to tear down the U.S. economy as they ultimately did.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-fed-missed-warning-signs-2007-crisis-gained-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic history Economics Macroeconomics US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736442 at http://www.globalpost.com Crisis questions linger as Geithner exits public stage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/crisis-questions-linger-geithner-exits-public-stage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fed's Lacker alleges Geithner told banks of rate cut plan</p> <p>* Former officials: confidentiality on rates is sacrosanct</p> <p>* One former official: matter would be one for Fed's counsel</p> <p>* Fed declines to say whether the matter was investigated</p> <p>By Rick Rothacker and Jonathan Spicer</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/crisis-questions-linger-geithner-exits-public-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United States Federal Reserve Finance US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739169 at http://www.globalpost.com Fed says internal site breached by hackers, no critical functions affected http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/fed-says-internal-site-breached-hackers-no-critical-functions-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alister Bull</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the U.S. central bank were affected by the intrusion.</p> <p>The admission, which raises questions about cyber security at the Fed, follows a claim that hackers linked to the activist group Anonymous had struck the Fed on Sunday, accessing personal information of more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives, which it published on the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/fed-says-internal-site-breached-hackers-no-critical-functions-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cybercrime Hacker groups Technology US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:31:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747057 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Fed says internal site breached by hackers, no critical functions affected http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-fed-says-internal-site-breached-hackers-no-critical-fu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alister Bull and Jim Finkle</p> <p>WASHINGTON/BOSTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the U.S. central bank were affected by the intrusion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-fed-says-internal-site-breached-hackers-no-critical-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cybercrime Hacking Technology US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 03:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747120 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Fed still gauging extent of hacker breach, FBI on case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-fed-still-gauging-extent-hacker-breach-fbi-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alister Bull and Jim Finkle and Rick Rothacker</p> <p>Feb 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Thursday it was still working to determine the extent its computer systems had been breached by hackers, adding that the incident was the subject of a criminal probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-fed-still-gauging-extent-hacker-breach-fbi-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cybercrime Hacking Politics Spies Technology US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749467 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-Fed officials warn about doing too much, or too little http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/wrapup-1-subtle-divergence-approach-fed-policy-display <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "A sense of urgency is appropriate," Lockhart says</p> <p>* George voices worries about exit from easy-money policy</p> <p>* Plosser says thresholds are step in right direction</p> <p>By Paul Day and Ann Saphir</p> <p>MADRID/STANFORD, Calif. Feb 12 (Reuters) - The tug-of-war over U.S. monetary policy was on full display on Tuesday as one top Federal Reserve official warned against being too timid, two others focused on the risks of being too bold, and a fourth said the Fed's policy was too vague.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/wrapup-1-subtle-divergence-approach-fed-policy-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Federal Reserve Kansas City Fed Macroeconomics Monetary policy US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:48:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754480 at http://www.globalpost.com US STOCKS-Futures flat with data, Fed minutes on tap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/us-stocks-futures-flat-data-fed-minutes-tap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Producer Price index, housing data on tap</p> <p>* Fed minutes due later today</p> <p>* Futures: Dow up 14 pts, S&amp;P off 0.5 pt, Nasdaq up 2 pts</p> <p>By Chuck Mikolajczak</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of data on the housing market and inflation, as well as minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's January meeting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/us-stocks-futures-flat-data-fed-minutes-tap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Futures contract NASDAQ-100 US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:45:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761000 at http://www.globalpost.com Fed policymakers concerned about QE: minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/fed-policymakers-concerned-about-qe-minutes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Federal Reserve's asset purchases to support the economy's recovery has raised concerns among its policymakers, the minutes of their latest meeting released Wednesday showed.</p> <p>Minutes of the January 29-30 Federal Open Market Committee monetary policy meeting revealed continued divisions over the central bank's assets purchases, or quantitative easing, aimed at lowering longer-term interest rates.</p> <p>"Many participants... expressed some concerns about potential costs and risks arising from further asset purchases," the minutes said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/fed-policymakers-concerned-about-qe-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Macroeconomics Monetary policy US Federal Reserve AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761436 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-US jobs, inflation data favor easy Fed policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/wrapup-1-us-jobs-inflation-data-favor-easy-fed-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Jobless claims rise 20,000 last week * Consumer prices unchanged for second month in January * Core CPI rises 0.3 percent in January By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - More Americans than expected filed new claims for jobless aid last week and consumer prices were flat in January, supporting the argument for the Federal Reserve to maintain its very accommodative monetary policy stance. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/wrapup-1-us-jobs-inflation-data-favor-easy-fed-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic history Economics Labor Price indices US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762169 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 6-Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits clear, downplays risks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/wrapup-1-bernanke-face-fed-critics-testimony-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fed cognizant of bond-buying risks, but benefits outweigh * Bernanke warns on impact of scheduled budget cuts * Bernanke's defense of stimulus helps support stock markets By Pedro da Costa and Alister Bull WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank's monetary stimulus before Congress on Tuesday, easing financial market worries over a possible early retreat from bond purchases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/wrapup-1-bernanke-face-fed-critics-testimony-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke Business Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Macroeconomics Monetary economics Politics US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766607 at http://www.globalpost.com Bernanke: US economy still needs Fed stimulus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/bernanke-us-economy-still-needs-fed-stimulus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the US economy still needs the Fed's stimulus, and warned that looming steep budget cuts could further slow growth.</p> <p>Stressing that high unemployment remains the key challenge to the economy, Bernanke told a Senate panel that the central bank's extraordinary $85 billion a month bond-purchase program, aimed at holding down long-term interest rates and encouraging investment, was still merited.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/bernanke-us-economy-still-needs-fed-stimulus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Business Economics Macroeconomics Monetary policy Politics US Federal Reserve AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767334 at http://www.globalpost.com