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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Feb. 27, 2018.

Beware SOFR

With the global economy slowing, the world has a new acronym to worry about.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman nominee Jerome Powell looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a press event in the Rose Garden at the White House on Nov. 2, 2017.

What the Last Recession Tells Us About the Next One

A transcript of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks in Paris.

A container ship unloads its cargo from Asia at the Long Beach port in California on Aug. 1.

Our Top Weekend Reads

The U.S.-China trade war reignites, the Fed takes bold action, and a U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty comes to an end.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington on July 31.

Flying Blind With the Fed

The Fed chairman confirms that uncertainty over trade is slowing the global economy and no one knows quite what to do about it.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press event at the White House in Washington on Nov. 2, 2017.

The Global Economy Lives in Wonderland Now

Central banks have gone fully through the looking glass, and it’s time that everyone else followed.

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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