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    MORICI: Yellen's denials of rising inflation

    Testifying before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen cherry-picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gestures as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled: "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    EDITORIAL: Janet Yellen's choice

    Janet Yellen, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, gave the markets a fright last week. She closed her testimony before Congress with a firm rejection of the notion that the central bank should be subject to monetary policy rules that would get in the way of the central bank's "independence."

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Federal Reserve has sharply cut its forecast for U.S. growth this year, reflecting a shrinking economy last quarter caused mostly by harsh weather. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Fed sees stronger growth in second half

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was upbeat Wednesday about the prospects for stronger growth in the 3 percent range in the second half of the year after the economy took a rare dip in the first quarter.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen waves to the crowd at New York University's commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Yellen, at NYU, hails Bernanke's courage in crisis

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen paid tribute Wednesday to the man she succeeded three months ago, saying Ben Bernanke demonstrated the grit that was needed to stabilize the financial system and restore economic growth.

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    LAMBRO: Tiring of Obama's bogus brand

    Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards about his foreign and domestic policies lately — signs that America is tiring of his presidency.

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  • Fed board member Stein announces resignation

    Jeremy Stein, a member of the Federal Reserve Board, announced Thursday that he plans to resign next month to return to Harvard University, creating more turnover on the seven-member board.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks to community development professionals in Chicago at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Chicago, Monday, March, 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Yellen: Job market needs low rates 'for some time'

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear Monday that she thinks the still-subpar U.S. job market will continue to need the help of low interest rates "for some time."

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  • What Fed Says: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announces that the outlook for growth and jobs is the same as it was late last year. Story, A5. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: The Great Enabler

    Federal Reserve chairmen are experts at talking up a storm without providing even a sprinkle of information. The Fed's new leader, Janet Yellen, is no exception. She says she'll consider "a wide range of information" to determine the central bank's policies in the days ahead. Whatever that means.

  • What Fed Says: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announces that the outlook for growth and jobs is the same as it was late last year. Story, A5. (Associated Press)

    LAMBRO: Yellen's message about Federal Reserve's plans unsettle market

    Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen briefed the country Wednesday on the Federal Reserve's plans for the economy's problem-plagued recovery, sending Wall Street into a swoon

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during her first news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The Federal Reserve is seeking to clarify when it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows. The Fed also says it will cut its monthly long-term bond purchases by another $10 billion to $55 billion because it thinks the economy is strong enough to support further improvements in the job market.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Yellen's Fed votes for 'modest' easing of stimulus

    The Federal Reserve Wednesday said it will continue easing its stimulus program for the economy, cutting its purchases of U.S. Treasury and mortgage bonds by another $10 billion a month.

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    DiBACCO: March Madness of a different sort at the Fed

    March 18 is the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, commonly referred to as "March Madness."

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing. Yellen said Tuesday that if the economy keeps improving, the Fed will take "further measured steps" to reduce the support it's providing through monthly bond purchases.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    EDITORIAL: Just keep printing the money

    The Great Snow of '14 freed Janet Yellen from her obligation to testify before Congress for a second day, and it's just as well. More talk would have been redundant. The gist of her tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve, as she sees it, is clear.

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  • Yellen said Tuesday, April 15, 2014 that the largest U.S. banks might need to hold additional capital to withstand periods of financial stress.

  • Non-banks with deep reaches into the financial system might also need to meet tougher rules, she said.

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