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The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22, 2008.

The Fed Is Trump’s Secret Ally in the Trade War

By lowering interest rates, the body is cushioning the blow of tariffs and convincing the president that they are working.

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Fed Rate Hike Sets Up Showdown With Trump

It's going to be more expensive to borrow money in Donald Trump's America.


Trump Claims U.S. Monetary Policy Is a Partisan Conspiracy

Donald Trump apparently is no longer a low-interest rate person.


The Weird New Normal of Negative Interest Rates

The United States, Germany, and other economic powerhouses haven't learned the dire lessons of Japan's lost decades.

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 14:  The words "In God We Trust" are seen on U.S. currency October 14, 2004 in Washington, DC. Although the U.S. constitution prohibits an official state religion, references to God appear on American money, the U.S. Congress starts its daily session with a prayer, and the same U.S. Supreme Court that has consistently struck down organized prayer in public schools as unconstitutional opens its public sessions by asking for the blessings of God. The Supreme Court will soon use cases from Kentucky and Texas to consider the constitutionality of Ten Commandments displays on government property, addressing a church-state issue that has ignited controversy around the country.  (Photo Illustration by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Stimulus Our Economy Needs

The U.S. economy needs cash to fund job creation and raise stagnant wages. Calling it "helicopter money" is just counterproductive.

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The U.S. Fed Saw the Negative Consequences of the Brexit Coming

The U.S. Central Bank was one of the few that saw a possible Brexit coming.

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Janet Yellen Bursts Donald Trump’s Bubble on U.S. Economy

The Federal Reserve chair touted a robust U.S. economy, brushing off rhetoric from the 2016 campaign trail.


IMF Chief Lagarde Just Endorsed This Radical Policy Once Thought Impossible

IMF chief Christine Lagarde endorsed use of negative interest rates, a radical idea most thought was impossible.


The Fed Is Getting More Pessimistic About the Direction of the Global Economy

U.S. Fed chief Janet Yellen is worried that slowdowns in China, Japan and the EU could spill into the U.S. economy.


Don’t Worry, America: It May Take 22 Years to Get the Economy Humming Again

It could take more than two decades for the U.S. economy to return to normal growth.


What The Heck Are Cocos and Why Is Everyone Freaking Out About Them?

Worries about an obscure European investment instrument called cocos are spilling into the United States.


China’s Self-Inflicted Wounds Can Harm the Rest of the World, Too

Chinese officials have dual currency and equity crises. Beijing’s attempts at solving them are only making things worse.


Happy Days Are Here Again (At Least in the U.S.)

The U.S. Federal Reserve officially end a policy meant to save the U.S. from the Great Recession.


Janet Yellen Prepares to Take the Training Wheels Off the U.S. Economy

Janet Yellen prepares to shed one of the last vestiges of the Great Recession.


How to Break the Wall Street to Washington Merry-Go-Round

The revolving door between the big banks and the Federal Reserve isn't just unseemly — it's a time bomb. Here's how to fix it.


Two U.S. Fed Officials Hint It’s Going to Get More Expensive to Borrow Cash

Two U.S. Fed officials hint a December interest rate liftoff is coming.


Yellen: U.S. Banks Are Still a Risk to Financial Stability

Fed chief Janet Yellen tells lawmakers big U.S. financial firms are behind on putting in place key safeguards to prevent a repeat of 2008.


Why Won’t Regulators Rein in Big Banks?

2014 FP Global Thinker Anat Admati and the Peterson Institute's Pedro Nicolaci da Costa explain why, even now, no one wants to stand up to Wall Street.

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