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  1. December 15, 2013

    US Federal Reserve: The Bernanke years

    It was a drizzly day in Washington when Ben Bernanke went to his confirmation hearing in November 2005, but all seemed...

  2. November 3, 2013

    Yellen to meet Republican lawmakers ahead of confirmation votes

    Janet Yellen, US Federal Reserve chair nominee, this week meets key Republican party lawmakers who will probably oppose her...

  1. January 16, 2013

    Pro-gun lobby urged to tone down rhetoric

    Traditional supporters of the National Rifle Association on Capitol Hill are urging the powerful pro-gun lobby group to tone...

  2. June 19, 2012

    Regulator slow to focus on JPMorgan trades

    The chief US bank regulator overseeing JPMorgan Chase said his agency did not realise the “potential significance” of the...

  3. June 19, 2012

    Strained SEC holds up swaps rules

    New rules intended to regulate the $648tn swaps market are being delayed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over...

  4. June 15, 2012

    Dimon takes on the senators

    Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, arrived in Washington this week for the first in a gruelling double set...

  5. June 13, 2012

    JPMorgan Chase chief blames executives

    Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, told a congressional hearing on Wednesday he was unaware the bank’s chief...

  6. December 27, 2011

    Obama in fresh move to fill Fed seats

    President Barack Obama has made a fresh attempt to fill vacant positions on the board of the US Federal Reserve, nominating...

  7. September 6, 2011

    Republicans vow to block consumer nominee

    Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama’s pick to run the new US consumer finance agency, will not be confirmed for the post...

  8. FT Alphaville

    June 8, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Running a Brazil-focused hedge fund must be quite a challenge: “All you have to do is buy the...

  9. June 6, 2011

    Obama nominee to Federal Reserve Board withdraws

    Senate Republicans have succeeded in a 14-month campaign to block one of President Barack Obama’s nominees to the Federal...

  10. April 29, 2011

    Obama visits storm-stricken south

    Barack Obama, US president, on Friday visited the counties in Alabama hardest hit by this week’s deadly storms, which...

  11. March 30, 2011

    Republicans lay out mortgage reform plan

    House Republicans laid out plans for a piecemeal privatisation of the mortgage market on Tuesday, with legislation they said...

  12. March 9, 2011

    GOP accuses White House of ‘regulatory shakedown’

    Senior Republicans accused the Obama administration of a “regulatory shakedown” on Wednesday and called for a halt on the...

  13. March 9, 2011

    GOP attacks Obama foreclosure settlement

    Senior Republicans accused the Obama administration of a “regulatory shakedown” on Wednesday and called for a halt to the...

  14. March 9, 2011

    Obama Fed nominee suffers another setback

    The chances of Nobel prize-winning economist Peter Diamond becoming a Federal Reserve governor are falling after a...

  15. Money Supply

    March 8, 2011

    Poor Peter Diamond

    It looks like the Nobel-prize winning MIT economist is going to get blocked by the Republicans again in his nomination to...

  16. Money Supply

    March 1, 2011

    Bernanke talks fiscal policy with Congress

    In Ben Bernanke’s testimony before the Senate banking committee today, there was plenty of talk about US fiscal and...

  17. January 4, 2011

    Republicans hit at White House delays in filling top jobs

    Republicans, after two years of criticism from the White House for blocking government appointments, have started to...

  18. Money Supply

    November 16, 2010

    Top economists not wanted for the Fed?

    The latest reason to oppose Peter Diamond as a governor of the Fed could cause some long-term problems. Senator Richard...

  19. FT Alphaville

    November 10, 2010

    Fed asset purchases draw more fire

    The drumbeat of Republican attacks on the Federal Reserve’s plan to buy $600bn in Treasury bonds to boost the economic...

  20. Money Supply

    November 9, 2010

    Shelby is worried about QE2

    The drumbeat of Republican criticism of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing plan is getting louder. A few minutes ago,...

  21. November 9, 2010

    Fed asset purchases draw more fire

    The drumbeat of Republican attacks on the Federal Reserve’s plan to buy $600bn in Treasury bonds to boost the economic...

  22. FT Alphaville

    October 12, 2010

    Labour market researchers share Nobel for economics

    As the world struggles to sustain a fragile economic recovery, the Nobel Prize for economics was awarded on Monday to three...

  23. October 11, 2010

    Jobs trio share Nobel for economics

    Christopher Pissarides, Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen As the world struggles to sustain a fragile economic recovery, the...

  24. Money Supply

    September 15, 2010

    Bleak prospects for Fed nominees

    There has been plenty of comment on the ridiculously long time it is taking to fill the three vacant seats for governors at...

  25. September 14, 2010

    End nears in battle for US loan watchdog role

    The White House is close to bringing an end to the saga over who should run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...

  26. August 25, 2010

    US businesses alarmed at SEC plan

    Corporate America senses a revolution in the offing on Wednesday – and one it finds deeply alarming. “The implications of...

  27. July 21, 2010

    Full text: Bernanke testimony

    Chairman Bernanke’s semi-annual monetary policy report to CongressJuly 21, 2010Chairman Dodd, Senator Shelby, and members of...

  28. July 15, 2010

    US Senate passes financial reform

    The US Senate finally passed a landmark reform of Wall Street on Thursday, delivering President Barack Obama’s second big...

  29. FT Alphaville

    May 25, 2010

    Barney Frank to shepherd financial reform

    US representative Barney Frank will lead the House-Senate conference to finalise financial reform, Reuters reports. Senators...

  30. May 12, 2010

    Fed official warns on threat of contagion from debt crisis

    A senior Federal Reserve official yesterday warned that the European debt crisis posed the biggest threat to the US economy,...

  31. May 12, 2010

    Fed official warns of debt threat

    A senior US Federal Reserve official yesterday warned that the European debt crisis posed the biggest threat to the US...

  32. May 12, 2010

    Fed to face probe of actions during crisis

    The US Senate yesterday unanimously backed a full audit of the Federal Reserve's actions during the financial crisis but...

  33. May 12, 2010

    Fed to face probe of actions during crisis

    The US Senate yesterday unanimously backed a full-scale audit of the Federal Reserve's actions during the financial crisis...

  34. May 11, 2010

    Fed to face probe of actions during crisis

    The US Senate on Tuesday unanimously backed a full-scale audit of the Federal Reserve’s actions during the financial crisis...

  35. May 11, 2010

    Fed official warns on European debt crisis

    A senior Federal Reserve official on Tuesday warned that the European debt crisis posed the biggest threat to the US...

  36. May 6, 2010

    Senate reaches deal on failing banks

    The US Senate backed a new "orderly liquidation" process to wind down a failing systemically important company in the most...

  37. May 6, 2010

    Senate reaches deal on failing banks

    The US Senate backed a new “orderly liquidation” process to wind down a failing systemically important company in the most...

  38. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2010

    US Senate starts finance reform debate

    Senate Democrats and Republicans drew the battle lines for financial reform on Thursday – drafting radically different...

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