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A voting member of the Federal Reserve's policy committee says the Fed may need to consider more action if the economy weakens further. Dennis Lockhart, president of the Fed's Atlanta regional bank, says dismal job growth in May
With fewer competitors writing mortgages, originators were not under as much pressure to pass on decreases in rates for mortgage-backed securities to homeowners, the research showed. This suggests that the weaker link between MBS yields and primary
The unemployment rate fell to 8.1% in April despite terrible payroll numbers. On the one hand, it seems like a lower unemployment rate has to be good news. On the other hand, many commentators have pointed out that the numbers are flat out misleading.
The Federal Reserve should stay on the sidelines, keeping its powder dry in case the economy weakens, a voting regional president said Tuesday...Lockhart, a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, is seen by Fed watchers as a centrist, so
Chairman Ben Bernanke says that the Federal Reserve is working to address the regulatory failures that were exposed by the 2008 financial crisis. But he cautions that as the financial system evolves, new risks will emerge.
Articles Biggs told Bloomberg Television he has cut his long exposure to U.S. stocks , adding that he may further trim his holdings and sell short the S&P 500 index to hedge against an overall market decline. He thinks the coming correction could
p>Those signals emerged Tuesday from the Federal Reserve after its latest policy meeting. The Fed sketched a slightly sunnier view than it did in January, when it announced a plan to hold short-term rates near zero through 2014 to help the economy.
The Federal Reserve offered a more positive view of the economy after a burst of hiring since its last meeting. It held off taking further steps to boost the recovery and reiterated its plan to keep short-term interest rates near zero until at least
Articles Speaking at the annual Banking Outlook Conference in Atlanta, Lockhart said that although there are signs of a strengthening economy in recent data as well as anecdotal evidence, the 32-month-old recovery "is still getting its legs." Looking
The U.S. economy started the year off well with busier factories, higher retail sales, more jobs and growth in home sales. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that all 12 of its banking districts reported some level of growth in