Monthly Archives: September 2013

GOP Tied Up in a Knot

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Dudley Says Fiscal Debate Among Risks to Economic Outlook

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley said budget battles in Washington are among the risks to the outlook and he wants to see more momentum in the economy before paring the pace of the central bank’s bond buying.

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Federal Housing Administration to Tap $1.7B in Taxpayer Funds to Cover Losses

A federal housing agency said Friday it needs a $1.7 billion bailout from the Treasury to cover projected losses in a mortgage programs for seniors.

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Fed’s Evans: ‘Decent Chance’ We Can Start Tapering This Year

There is a decent chance the Federal Reserve can start to wind down its monetary stimulus this year but there are risks which could push that process into next year, a senior Fed official said.

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Fed’s Rosengren: ‘Overdue’ Money-Fund Rules Needed for Stability

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said tougher oversight of money-market mutual funds is “overdue” and called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt rules that curb risks to the financial system.

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Blackstone’s Schwarzman: Fed Easing Losing Effectiveness

Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP, said the unprecedented asset purchases by the U.S. Federal Reserve are losing their potency with each round and it’s time to scale them back.

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Stephen Roach: QE Is Really Only Helping the Wealthy

The wealthy are the ones who are mainly benefitting from the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) program, alleges Stephen Roach, former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s chief economist, in an article for Project Syndicate.

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AIG’s Benmosche: Bonus Outrage Like Southern Lynchings

Outrage over AIG employee bonuses is akin to lynchings in the South, CEO Robert Benmosche, explains to The Wall Street Journal.

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Small Banks Still Owe Government $2.7 Billion for Bailouts

While the country’s biggest banks long ago paid back the bailout investments made by the government during the 2008-09 financial crisis, small banks are still in arrears.

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Capital Economics’ Kenningham: The Fed Has a Communication Problem

The Federal Reserve may have a communication problem.

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