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Sen. Shelby Seeks Democrats’ Buy-In on Dodd-Frank Changes

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby said he's trying to figure out where he can find agreement with Democrats to make changes to Dodd-Frank.

Fed Cuts Forecast for Jobless Rate Over Long Run

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing last month in Washington. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve forecasts that the U.S. Show More Summary

As Fed Weighs Rate Hike, Economy Appears a Bit Paler

Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty ImagesFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify last month before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening U.S. Show More Summary

Federal Reserve Under Fire For Secret Leak Investigation

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) sent scathing letters to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the central bank's top independent investigator on Wednesday, demanding information about a secret investigation...Show More Summary

Fed’s Janet Yellen Meets With GOP Sen. Richard Shelby

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R., Ala.) said he and Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in a meeting Tuesday, discussed plans for a legislative package aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on small banks.

Fed’s Janet Yellen to Meet With GOP Sen. Richard Shelby on Tuesday

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will meet Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R., Ala.), a committee spokeswoman confirmed.

Debate Around the 2015 Rate Hike Intensifies

Following Janet Yellen's Senate Banking Committee testimony, the Fed seems to be quite deliberate in preparing for a rate hike in 2015. It's hard to imagine taking such action in the disinflationary environment we find...

Why this is only the beginning of the fight over the Fed

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers her “Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress” before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, including chair Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and ranking member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Feb. Show More Summary

Key Republican Lawmaker Calls for Review of Fed Structure

U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R., Ala.) said Tuesday his panel will review the Federal Reserve’s structure, given its broad new powers over the financial system.

Deutsche Joins Bond Party, Debuts Three ‘Hedged’ ETFs

Bloomberg News Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, waits to begin a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. Manufacturers of exchange-traded funds are moving fast to push out souped-up bond products designed to shield investors from the market’s big, bad wolf: rising interest rates. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management debuted three ETFs [...]

Financials Weekly Notes: BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank

Last week, investors reacted negatively to the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, but confidence levels improved early this week after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Launches New Battle Against the Fed

While speaking before the Senate's Banking Committee on Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hit Fed Chair Janet Yellen with a string of harsh questions over the performance of Scott Alvarez, the Fed's general counsel, who is atShow More Summary

Conservatives who refuse to restore the Voting Rights Act, vote to honor those who fought for it

That's John Lewis getting the billy-club treatment in Selma, Alabama, March 1965. His skull was fractured when police went berserk. I wish I was surprised. It took the Senate Banking Committee about two minutes on Tuesday to unanimously...Show More Summary

Yellen’s Patience Is Market’s Gain

We started today’s session essentially flat with another day of Janet Yellen testimony dominating the headlines. The Fed chairwoman performed quite a feat Tuesday in front of the Senate Banking Committee and will...

LIVE: Janet Yellen testifies to the House of Representatives

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is on day two of updating Congress on monetary policy. A live webcast is here. After testifying to the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday, Yellen is in front of the House Financial Services Committee today. In Tuesday's...Show More Summary

Lawmakers Honor Civil Rights Marchers But Do Nothing On Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON -- It took the Senate Banking Committee about two minutes on Tuesday to unanimously pass a bill honoring those who walked in the historic 1965 civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama. "I am pleased to serve as an original co-sponsor of this bill," said Sen. Show More Summary

Janet Yellen Encourages More Levered Risk Taking in Markets Tuesday

By EconMatters Risk Taking Tuesday Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate banking committee on Tuesday, and again the end result from the market`s point of view was to borrow even more money, and buy risk assets in the form of bonds and stocks. Show More Summary

The most important sentence from Janet Yellen's testimony

Janet Yellen spoke on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Yellen delivered prepared remarks and fielded questions from members of the Senate Banking Committee for almost three hours. And via Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna, here's the most important...Show More Summary

5 Quotes From Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s Report to Congress

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Tuesday spent more than two hours testifying before the Senate Banking Committee. She’ll be back at the Capitol on Wednesday for a repeat performance before the House Financial Services Committee. Here are five key quotes from Ms. Yellen’s remarks.

The Fed thinks some stocks still look awfully expensive (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, IWM)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is giving her bi-annual testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Yellen's prepared remarks can be found here. Business Insider's live blog of Yellen's Q&A session can be tracked...Show More Summary

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