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U.S. pending home sales end slide, hint at stabilization

Dec 30 2013

WASHINGTON Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes edged up in November, marking the first increase in six months and providing a hopeful sign the sector has begun to stabilize after its momentum was sapped by rising mortgage rates.

Fed hawks back taper decision, one urges bolder action

Dec 23 2013

Two of the Federal Reserve's most outspoken policy hawks voiced support on Monday for the U.S. central bank's decision to start scaling back its bond-buying program, though one argued for bolder action.

Factbox: The ins and outs of Yellen's 'optimal control' policy path

Dec 20 2013

Janet Yellen owes part of her dovish reputation to her embrace of an "optimal control" policy approach that tolerates inflation temporarily overshooting the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal, in return for a quicker decline in U.S. unemployment.

FACTBOX-The ins and outs of Yellen's 'optimal control' policy path

Dec 20 2013

Dec 20 Janet Yellen owes part of her dovish reputation to her embrace of an "optimal control" policy approach that tolerates inflation temporarily overshooting the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal, in return for a quicker decline in U.S. unemployment.

Yellen takes big step toward becoming next Fed chair

Nov 21 2013

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer on Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee backed her nomination and the chamber changed its rules to make it easier for nominees to be confirmed. | Video

Yellen takes big step toward becoming next Fed chair

Nov 21 2013

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer on Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee backed her nomination and the chamber changed its rules to make it easier for nominees to be confirmed. | Video

Yellen takes big step toward becoming next Fed chair

Nov 21 2013

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer on Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee backed her nomination and the chamber changed its rules to make it easier for nominees to be confirmed.

Yellen takes big step toward becoming next Fed chair

Nov 21 2013

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer on Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee approved her nomination and sent it to the full Senate for a final vote.

Yellen clears first Senate hurdle to become next Fed chair

Nov 21 2013

WASHINGTON The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Janet Yellen's nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote.

Yellen set to move closer to confirmation as next U.S. Fed chair

Nov 21 2013

WASHINGTON Janet Yellen will take an important step on Thursday toward becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve, with the Senate Banking Committee expected to back the nomination and clear her path to take the central bank's helm.

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