Yellen Still Sees ‘Significant’ Under-Use of Labor Resources
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said slack remains in the U.S. labor market even after gains made during the five years of economic recovery.
Fed Sees Labor-Market Slack Even as It Trims Bond Purchases
“A range of labor-market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization of labor resources,” the FOMC said today.
10 Ways Regulators Can Improve Dodd-Frank
Since its inception in 2012, the Bipartisan Policy Center's financial regulatory reform initiative has proposed 100 recommendations to improve Dodd-Frank. Here are 10 recommendations BPC released in mid-July.
Dodd-Frank’s FSOC Under Fire as Americans Push for Wall Street Crackdown
Just as a poll shows Americans back tough regulations on Wall Street, regulators and lawmakers continue to sharply criticize the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
20 Best Ways to Fix Dodd-Frank Act
Former Sen. Chris Dodd says his namesake financial reform law is "working pretty well." But the Bipartisan Policy Center sees room for improvement.
Yellen’s Economy Echoes Arthur Burns More Than Greenspan
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen faces an economy that is starting to look more like the 1970s than the 1990s.
Fed Says Economy Rebounding as It Trims Bond Purchases
The FOMC trimmed bond-buying by $10 billion for a fifth straight meeting, to $35 billion, staying on pace to end the program late this year.
Economists Lower Growth Estimates Ahead of FOMC Meeting
SIFMA's Diane Swonk cites geopolitical risk and consumers stuck “shouldering the burden of growth” as headwinds.
10 Best Finance Tweets of the Month: April
Stephen Colbert snarks on "Lean In" book, Kevin Roose finds regulators tougher than the SEC, and two charts show what market cycles really look like.
Alan Blinder Offers Stark Economic View; Sees Fed Rate Bind
Princeton economist and former Fed vice chairman Alan Blinder talks at IMCA conference about what’s next for the Fed and his take on regulation.