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Janet Yellen

  1. the inside game
    Could Biden’s Post-Midterm Pivot Start at Treasury?Janet Yellen has become a face of the inflation problem. Business-friendly Gina Raimondo is rumored as a potential successor.
  2. explainer
    What Is Congress Even Doing Right Now? A Brief Guide.Congress is tangled in interlocking bills and delayed crises. Here’s the real status and deadline on reconciliation, the debt ceiling, and the rest.
  3. politics
    Raising the Debt Ceiling Is Now a Slightly Less Nightmarish TaskThe parliamentarian says Democrats can lift the debt limit without derailing Biden’s agenda, no GOP votes required. But it’s still a tricky maneuver.
  4. debt limit
    Democrats Appear Ready to Play Game of Chicken on Debt LimitThey’re gambling on forcing Republicans to cooperate, which is no sure thing.
  5. biden administration
    Biden to Nominate Janet Yellen for Treasury SecretaryThe 74-year-old labor economist would be the first female Treasury head in America’s history.
  6. the top line
    The World’s Best BureaucratAs chairman of the Federal Reserve during the pandemic, Jerome Powell has managed to do something almost unimaginable in Washington: a good job.
  7. 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.
  8. The 3 Claims Republicans Are Making About Their Tax Bill’s EffectsSome of the good things tax cuts produce are ephemeral; others could backfire.
  9. Federal Reserve Raises Rates, Gives Sunny Economic Forecast for 2018The central bank expects growth to be higher, and unemployment lower, next year than it is already.
  10. Trump Just Handed the Keys to Our Economy to a Sensible Centrist — ProbablyMeet Jerome Powell, the new Federal Reserve chair. His economic views are largely unknown.
  11. Gary Cohn Was Set to Be the Next Fed Chairman, Then He Criticized TrumpThe president was reportedly angry that Cohn publicly criticized him over his “many sides” response to Charlottesville.
  12. 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.
  13. Gary Cohn Is the Front-runner to Replace Yellen As Fed Chair: ReportThe former Goldman Sachs president could soon lead one of the most powerful regulators of Wall Street.
  14. Fed Raises Interest Rates As Quietly As PossibleIn one of Washington’s strangest rituals, Fed Chair Janet Yellen tried to announce an interest-rate hike without raising any eyebrows.
  15. Janet Yellen Raises Interest Rates, Risks Riling Up TrumpThe Fed and its chairman bumped rates by a quarter point but didn’t change growth forecasts.
  16. November Jobs Report: Here Come Higher Interest RatesThe status quo jobs report for November eliminates any doubt that interest rates will go up next month, and Trump’s policies could push them higher.
  17. Janet Yellen: We May Need a New Economic Paradigm to Recover From the CrisisThe fed chair suggests a “high-pressure” policy may be required to restore growth. That’s good news for progressives.
  18. Trump Accuses Yellen of Trying to Improve the Economy Through Monetary PolicyTrump says the Fed chair is only keeping rates low so that the economy won’t crash — and she should be “ashamed of herself” for doing so.
  19. The Strong Jobs Reports Could Create Some Complications for Hillary ClintonCries for higher interest rates grow louder as the economy improves, particularly from Republicans.
  20. Ted Cruz and John Kasich Want Higher Interest Rates. Does Donald Trump?On that least-discussed of critical economic issues, monetary policy, Trump makes news with some mixed signals. His surviving fellow GOP presidential candidates are clearer: Bring on higher interest rates!
  21. Central Banks Go NegativeThere’s a crazy monetary-policy experiment happening in Europe and Asia, and it might not be going well.
  22. Janet Yellen Is Trying to Slow Down the Economy. But Why?She’s just hiked interest rates for the first time since 2006.
  23. Get Ready for an Interest-Rate HikeIt’s Jobs Day, and the report shows businesses added 211,000 positions in November. 
  24. Ralph Nader Mansplains Monetary Policy to Janet YellenAnd things go horribly wrong.
  25. Janet Yellen’s Hotel CaliforniaWill the Fed ever be able to raise rates again?
  26. the economy
    Janet Yellen ‘Dehydrated’ After Speech; Fed Chair, Economy Both OkayShe said she expects the Fed to raise interest rates by the end of this year.
  27. The Fed and a Tale of Two EconomiesMain Street is smiling. Wall Street is frowning. And Janet Yellen is waiting.
  28. 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. 
  29. the national interest
    Janet Yellen Mentions Inequality; Conservatives ScandalizedShe said “Jehovah”! Stone her!
  30. Has the Fed Been Making the Wealth Gap Worse? Janet Yellen, friend of the poor, bestie of the rich.
  31. the most important people in the world
    Totally Absurd Neighbor Dispute Becomes Front-Page National NewsBecause it involves Fed chair Janet Yellen’s fat and sloppy security team.
  32. money matters
    Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Fed ChairMany senators couldn’t make it due to polar vortex.
  33. oh congress!
    Senate Just Wants to Go Home, Agrees to Yellen VoteSix other nominees have to start over again.
  34. blog-stained wretches
    Pathetic Fed Chair Nominee Janet Yellen Wears Her Outfits More Than Once A gossip blogger finds this noteworthy, for some reason. 
  35. oh congress!
    Rand Paul Will Put Hold on Janet Yellen’s NominationBut she’ll still be confirmed.
  36. 25 Other Senior Government Jobs Never Held by a WomanA list in honor of Janet Yellen’s nomination.
  37. Welcome to the Humanist Federal Reserve, Led by Janet YellenA Yellen-led Fed would put down the theory and listen.
  38. money matters
    Obama Will Officially Nominate Yellen to Lead the FedMaking her the first woman to hold the position.
  39. fed up
    If Janet Yellen Runs the Fed, Will ‘Chairman’ Become ‘Chairwoman’?It should. And it would be easy to do.
  40. fednomics
    The Fed Decides the Economy Still SucksAnd doves like Janet Yellen show they have pull.
  41. the national interest
    How Larry Summers Paid for Obama’s SinsThe liberal revolt that won.
  42. the national interest
    Fear of a Female Fed ChiefThe only thing worse than rampant Obama inflation is rampant feminazi Obama inflation.
  43. fed up
    The Fed Chairmanship Race Is a Bad Romantic ComedyPresident Obama has to choose between the charismatic jerk and the quiet hero.