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  • Fed raises interest rates for first time in a decade in ‘dovish hike’

    December 16, 2015 | 11:25 am

    The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, signaling faith that the U.S. economy had largely overcome the wounds of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. 

    The U.S. central bank's policy-setting committee raised the range of its...

  • U.S. job growth stumbles, raising doubts on economy

    October 2, 2015 | 9:58 am

    U.S. employers slammed the brakes on hiring over the last two months, raising new doubts the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by the end of this year.

    Payrolls outside of farming rose by 142,000 last month and August figures were revised...

  • Senate confirms Stanley Fischer to Fed board

    May 21, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    Stanley Fischer was confirmed as a member of the Federal Reserve, clearing the way for the former Bank of Israel governor to become the Fed’s vice chairman.

    The U.S. Senate voted 68-27 in Fischer’s favor on Wednesday afternoon, four months after President Obama nominated the dual...

  • Senate confirms Yellen as Fed chairwoman

    January 7, 2014 | 9:39 am

    The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman and the third consecutive Jewish top U.S. government banker.

    Yellen was confirmed in a 56-26 vote on Monday evening. She succeeds Ben Bernanke, who followed Alan Greenspan in 2006.

  • Fed Chief Janet Yellen’s gender bigger deal than faith

    October 16, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Janet Yellen is soft-spoken, tough, methodological, flexible — and Jewish.

    President Obama’s announcement last week that he had tapped Yellen, 67, to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve made news in part because she would be the first woman in the top spot.

  • Janet Yellen to be named Fed chief, first woman in post

    October 9, 2013 | 10:52 am

    Janet Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, is expected to be named the central bank’s chairwoman — the first woman to serve in the post.

    Various media reported Wednesday that President Obama would make the announcement of Yellen’s ascension to Fed chief on...

  • Zionism, anti-Zionism and the federal reserve

    By Paul Kujawsky

    March 14, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Anti-Zionists insist their views aren’t anti-Semitic. They’re often lying; but anti-Zionism continues to gain respectability, even among Jews. This is a challenge Zionists aren’t adequately addressing.

    Patricia McAllister is a typical specimen. This former LAUSD substitute...