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  • Warren urges Fed to remove Wells Fargo CEO

    Senator asks Fed chair to not allow Wells Fargo to grow until Sloan is removed
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the Federal Reserve to require the removal of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan if the bank wants to grow. Warren sent a letter to Fed Chair Jerome Powell asking him to not allow the embattled megabank to grow in size until it replaces Sloan. In her letter, Warren said Sloan is "deeply implicated" in the bank’s prior misconduct.
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  • Janet Yellen: Economy's strong run could last through 2019

    Former Fed chair tells MBA crowd she's cautiously confident in economic stability
    At the MBA Annual on Monday, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told the crowd there are strong indicators that the economy is in a good place. But, she does warn of a few potential flies in the ointment, like overly zealous deregulation, shadow banking and an overheated economy.
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  • Trump "not thrilled" with interest rate hikes

    In an interview with CNBC, Trump criticized the Fed's decision to raise interest rates
    President Donald Trump says he is "not thrilled" with rising interest rates and that he is "frustrated" with the Federal Reserve. The president said he fears raising interest rates could jeopardize the economic recovery.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Federal Reserve Board to vote on lifting Wells Fargo’s growth restrictions

    Plus St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says further rate increases aren’t necessary
    Following pressure from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has indicated that the Fed's Board of Governors will hold a vote to decide whether or not to lift growth restrictions placed on the megabank. Plus, here's why Capital One putting a stop to mortgage lending is good for its investors.
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  • Yellen announces resignation from Federal Reserve Board of Governors

    Effective upon swearing in of successor
    Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who was appointed to the Board by former President Barack Obama to serve until January 21, 2024, announced Monday she will resign from the Fed upon the swearing in of her successor. Although Yellen’s term was not set to expire until 2024, she will now step down from her position early next year.
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  • Mortgage industry stands behind Trump’s Fed chair pick

    Jerome Powell to begin four-year term in early 2018
    President Donald Trump nominated the next Federal Reserve Chair, and, pending nomination from the Senate, Jerome Powell will begin his new position in February 2018. Now, most of the mortgage industry stands behind the president’s pick, however some experts still have their doubts.
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