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The Wall Street Journal: Trump picks economist Marvin Goodfriend for Fed board

The Wall Street Journal: Trump picks economist Marvin Goodfriend for Fed board

President Donald Trump nominated Marvin Goodfriend, a former Federal Reserve economist and current Carnegie Mellon University professor, for a spot on the central bank’s board of governors on Wednesday.

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Main U.S. stock indexes hit records as Fed nominee Powell hints at staying course

Main U.S. stock indexes hit records as Fed nominee Powell hints at staying course

U.S. stocks rise, with all three main indexes pushing further into record territory, as Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Federal Reserve, indicated he wouldn’t make drastic changes to central bank policy.

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Powell to testify Fed will continue to hike interest rates, shrink the balance sheet

Powell to testify Fed will continue to hike interest rates, shrink the balance sheet

President Trump’s nominee for Fed chairman, Jerome Powell, told the Senate Banking Committee he expects interest rates to rise somewhat further and the balance sheet to continue to shrink.

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Gold gets a boost from weaker dollar, holds gains after Fed minutes

Gold gets a boost from weaker dollar, holds gains after Fed minutes

Gold ends sharply higher Wednesday on the back of a weaker dollar, and moves up in electronic trading after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s November meeting hinted that the central bank may not be as aggressive in raising interest rates next year as expected.

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Bond Report: Treasurys mixed ahead of economic data, Fed minutes

Bond Report: Treasurys mixed ahead of economic data, Fed minutes

Treasurys are posting a mixed performance as traders await weekly jobless claims, durable goods data and, later in the day, minutes from the Fed’s November policy meeting.

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Chicago Fed national economic index shows strong rebound from summer slump

Chicago Fed national economic index shows strong rebound from summer slump

A measure of national economic activity calculated at the Chicago Federal Reserve has snapped back sharply in back-to-back months after a summer slump, a Tuesday report showed.

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Fed speeches show readiness to raise rates next month and a wariness about next recession

Fed speeches show readiness to raise rates next month and a wariness about next recession

A flurry of Fed speakers this week signaled the central bank will move ahead with a rate hike next month and that officials are mulling how to combat the next downturn

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Feldstein warns $9.5 trillion of stock market value at risk from loose Fed policy

Feldstein warns $9.5 trillion of stock market value at risk from loose Fed policy

A noted economist says the stock market is in danger of seeing $9.5 trillion in wealth disappear if the Fed doesn’t aggressively hike interest rates.

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