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  1. the top line
    Today, Bad News Is Good News for StocksThe jobs numbers were dismal — but the market seems optimistic that Trump might get that rate cut he’s been asking for.
  2. the top line
    Trump Can Only Move Interest Rates by Hurting the EconomyIf he pushes stock prices down enough by starting trade wars, he knows he might get the Fed to act.
  3. stephen moore
    Stephen Moore: Dems Rejected Fed Nomination Because They’re ‘Stupid and Evil’Moore seems to forget the real basis for his canceled Fed nomination: Senate Republicans made it clear he didn’t pass muster.
  4. the national interest
    Unqualified Misogynist Kook Stephen Moore Gives Up Federal Reserve BidMoore plans to spend more time with the family he allegedly abandoned, humiliated, and impoverished.
  5. the top line
    Donald Trump Has Failed to Take Control of the Federal ReserveNot that he hasn’t tried. But Stephen Moore’s withdrawal just highlights the Fed’s ongoing independence.
  6. federal reserve
    Watch Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Try to Defend Racist Joke About ObamaMoore said “there should be a statute of limitations on saying stupid things.” It would have to be really short to benefit him.
  7. federal reserve
    Senate Republicans Are Starting to Want Less of Stephen MooreTrump’s likely pick for the Federal Reserve is coming under increased scrutiny for his controversial columns.
  8. federal reserve
    Trump Fed Pick: ‘No Women’ in Men’s Sports Unless They’re HotStephen Moore claims misogynistic comments in his columns were “a spoof.”
  9. federal reserve
    Trump Finally Pulls Plug on Cain for FedCain pushed back against Senate hostility to his Fed ambitions, but his baggage proved to be all too much.
  10. the top line
    Good News: A Recession Looks Less Likely NowAfter some scary data in recent months, the economy seems to be humming along nicely again.
  11. vision 2020
    The Fed Has Good News for Our Economy — and Trump’s CampaignThe central bank has decided to stop sacrificing economic growth to fears of phantom inflation. That could spur wage growth — and Trump’s reelection.
  12. federal reserve
    Watch Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Get Surprised by Own Support of Gold StandardIn an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Moore is quite confident he’s never supported the ill-advised policy. Then the tape plays.
  13. the national interest
    Trump Federal Reserve Nominee Admitted ‘I’m Not an Expert on Monetary Policy’That’s actually a pretty important job qualification to be a central banker.
  14. the national interest
    Trump Wants Herman Cain on the Fed Because He’s an Unqualified HackThe peculiar logic of putting crazy people in charge of economic policy.
  15. the top line
    Why Doesn’t Trump Know Anyone Who Agrees With Him About the Federal Reserve?If Trump wants to put his mark on the Fed, there are much better options than Herman Cain.
  16. bad ideas
    Trump Is Eyeing Herman Cain for the Federal Reserve BoardAppointing a pizza magnate with a history of sexual harassment to the central bank might sound crazy at first. But upon reflection, it’s totally nuts.
  17. climate change
    Bipartisan Group of Economists Endorses (Surprisingly Robust) Carbon TaxSome of the GOP’s top economists just called on the government to (gradually) euthanize the fossil fuel industry and establish a tiny UBI.
  18. the national interest
    Trump Fears Greatest Economy in History Is on Brink of CollapseIf the economy was as strong as Trump says, it could easily withstand some small interest rate hikes.
  19. millennials
    Millennials Aren’t Post-Consumerist, They’re Just Poor, Fed FindsGen Y longs for suburban homes and cars, not bohemian “experiences.” That’s bad news for the climate.
  20. the economy
    Here’s How Trump Can Make Peace With Higher Interest RatesIt involves some bragging — but no lying.
  21. the economy
    Trump Should Blame Himself for the Federal Reserve Policies He Thinks Are ‘Loco’Since he is mad again about the Fed raising rates, it’s time to review the things he’s done to cause the Fed to do so.
  22. federal reserve
    Trump Won’t Acknowledge the Independence of the FedThe president keeps complaining about the interest rate hikes the Fed is undertaking, and now he’s acting like he may not tolerate them for long.
  23. Tom Cotton Doesn’t Oppose Mass Immigration for Economic ReasonsThe senator says we need to cut immigration to tighten labor markets — but he opposes all other policies that would tighten labor markets.
  24. Reports: Trump Likely to Tap Jerome Powell As Next Federal Reserve ChairIt would be an unusual, but not radical, pick.
  25. Fed Chair Warns Trump Not to Roll Back Wall Street RegulationsJanet Yellen offered a vigorous defense of financial reform on Friday — and may have jeopardized her future at the central bank in the process.
  26. magic
    Janet Yellen Is a Wizard Who Knows the FutureThe 2009 Federal Reserve transcripts show that Janet Yellen was right about many things — and that economists will laugh at anything. 
  27. firsts
    Janet Yellen Has Been Breaking Glass Ceilings Her Whole CareerA new Washington Post profile describes the female-unfriendly world of economics in the seventies and eighties.
  28. money matters
    Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Fed ChairMany senators couldn’t make it due to polar vortex.
  29. blog-stained wretches
    Pathetic Fed Chair Nominee Janet Yellen Wears Her Outfits More Than Once A gossip blogger finds this noteworthy, for some reason. 
  30. the national interest
    George Will Very Confused by Monetary PolicySo are most people! But most people don’t write columns about it anyway.
  31. money matters
    Obama Will Officially Nominate Yellen to Lead the FedMaking her the first woman to hold the position.
  32. hackers
    The Fed Spent Super Bowl Sunday Getting HackedApparently by Anonymous.
  33. business
    Video: What the Fed Did Today (Translated Into English)We made you a video!
  34. the national interest
    How Republicans Learned to Despise the FedThe GOP has embraced what used to be called, dismissively, “Fed bashing.”
  35. bank of america
    Federal Reserve Asks Bank of America to Get ExistentialAnd write its own ‘Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook.’
  36. federally reserved
    Ben Bernanke: Sometimes a Speech Is Just a SpeechNo policies announced in Jackson Hole today.
  37. white men with money
    Wall Street Secretly Borrowed $1.2 Trillion From the FedEveryone had a bite.
  38. Closings
    Employment Surges As Restaurants Continue ClosingThough restaurants continue to add new hires, more and more of them are closing at alarming rates.
  39. white men with money
    Who Do You Think Ben Bernanke Drunk-Dials?Paul Krugman? Paul Giamatti? God? Satan?
  40. secret tarpies
    Ben Bernanke Gave Wall Street an Unbelievably Sweet Interest Rate on That Secret $80 Billion LoanSay thank you, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse.
  41. the coming econopocalypse
    The Dollar Is at Its Lowest Since July 2008Bernanke is under pressure.
  42. tarpies
    Citigroup Received More Bailout Money Than Any Other Bank $476.2 billion in cash and guarantees.
  43. managed expectations
    Ben Bernanke Tries to Harsh Your Unemployment MellowBernanke’s Charlie Brown face explained.
  44. managed expectations
    Ben Bernanke Makes the Stock Market Happy, a Day LateWhen he announced $600 billion in new Fed spending on Wednesday, the markets didn’t blink. Why did they soar on Thursday?
  45. managed expectations
    Inflation, Here We Come?Ben Bernanke promises to spend $600 billion so America doesn’t turn Japanese.
  46. managed expectations
    Everyone Expects Inflation (the Fed Is Working!)People buy treasuries at negative interest rates, betting on a flood of new money.
  47. the money machine
    Is Ben Bernanke Worried About Deflation?It looks like it, if you squint hard enough.
  48. eeyore
    Federal Reserve Acknowledges Recovery Isn’t Going As Well As It Would LikePlans to reinvest proceeds from mortgage-backed securities into Treasuries.
  49. eeyore
    Bernanke: Things Are Better, But Also Still BadThe Fed chairman is still cautiously pessimistic.
  50. cautious pessimism
    Depressive Bernanke Brings Down MarketsEeyore strikes again.
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