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Yellen: If nothing changes, expect higher interest rates this year

Contingent on “continued improvement” in labor market conditions
Ben Lane
As predicted by many economists, the Federal Reserve is indeed considering raising the Federal Funds Rate later this year, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday. And if the economy improves as expected, she believes it will be “appropriate” for the Fed to raise the Federal Funds Rate this year, which in turn, would affect mortgage interest rates.
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FOMC: Dropping the patient, but not impatient to raise rates

GDP is slowing; wage growth is sluggish
Trey Garrison
The Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday not to raise interest rates, but it has dropped “patient” from its guidance, setting the stage for a rate hike in the second or third quarter. Here is the low-down.
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The Economist snubs Janet Yellen

Fed Chair left off publication's most influential economist list
Brena Swanson
A quick perusal of The Economist's list of the most influential economists shows that one very pivotal name is nowhere to be found. But somehow Jonathan Gruber made the list.
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Yellen talks interest rates and oil prices

Fed Chair comments on FOMC announcement
Brena Swanson
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen commented on two hot topics in the market right now: interest rates and oil prices. And her answers might surprise you.
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FOMC: Tapering is officially over

Economy expands at moderate pace
Brena Swanson
It’s over. The Federal Open Market Committee officially decided to conclude its two-year-old asset purchase program this month due to the substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market and strength in the broader economy. The Zero Interest Rate Policy, on the other hand, remains in full effect.
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Chris Whalen: The Great Recession’s true impact

What has really changed?
Brena Swanson
It’s been about half a decade since the Great Recession, and the economy still has room for improvement. Christopher Whalen argues that the low-interest-rate environment that arguably helped cause the 2008 financial crisis remains in place today.
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KBRA: 3 reasons the Fed won't change interest-rate policy

"Adverse market conditions in the future"
Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee is nearing the end of quantitative easing, spurring a lot of questions in the market on what the future holds. Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s Christopher Whalen suggests the markets may be overestimating the willingness of the FOMC to make a change in interest rate policy for three key reasons.
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Lawmakers demand more controls on Fed bailout power

Warren, Vitter, Brown, & others lead charge to change "too big to fail" plans
Ben Lane
In the letter, the lawmakers write that the Fed’s proposed rule under Section 1101 "places no meaningful restrictions on its emergency lending powers, and in a time of crisis, invites the same sort of backdoor bailout we witnessed five years ago."
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Round 2: Yellen testifies on monetary policy report again

Same defense, different accusers
Brena Swanson
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen went through round two in speaking about the Fed’s Monetary Policy Report, this time sitting before the House Financial Services Committee.
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NAHB joins NAR in reporting "good news" about housing "recovery"

I guess the housing recovery is real after all...not
Lynn Effinger
While I could make a case that no one wants to see the housing industry get back on a firm foundation more than yours truly, there is too much evidence mounting that the overall housing market is headed for another downturn.
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