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Banks’ deposit-rate challenge: How low can they go?

09/17/19

CEOs have been telling investors that if the Fed continues to cut interest rates, they will lower rates they are paying on deposits to minimize the hit to net interest margins. The danger is that if they lower rates too quickly or by too much, big depositors could go elsewhere.

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Trump adds to pressure on Fed, seeking rates of zero ‘or less’

09/11/19

President Donald Trump urged the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to a level typically reserved for recessions or periods of persistently weak growth, suggesting that such a setting could allow the government to restructure Treasury debt at a lower cost.

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Why President Trump has the Fed on the ropes

08/12/19

The Federal Reserve's monetary policies have exacerbated the wealth gap, making the central bank a vulnerable target for Trump. He’s taking full advantage.

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Powell hints Fed will take bigger role in real-time payments

07/31/19

“It wouldn't be unusual” for the Federal Reserve to work alongside private-sector operators in the creation of a U.S. real-time payments system, its chairman said.

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Make banks use T-bills as collateral for excess reserves

07/30/19

The approach could work as long as the Fed were to add certain thresholds.

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Kudlow says Powell's job is safe, no effort to remove him

07/09/19

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s job is safe for now, according to Larry Kudlow, top economic adviser to President Donald Trump.

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Trump slams Fed's Powell saying ‘I disagree with him entirely’

06/14/19

President Trump sharply criticized Jerome Powell in an interview aired Friday, blaming the Federal Reserve chairman for raising interest rates.

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White House considers economist Judy Shelton for Fed board

05/13/19

The White House is considering conservative economist Judy Shelton to fill one of the two vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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Cain lacks GOP support for Fed seat if Democratic foes unite

04/11/19

A fourth Senate Republican said he'd vote against businessman Herman Cain joining the Federal Reserve Board, all but sinking any chances that he'd get through the confirmation process if Democrats stay united in their opposition.

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Would Stephen Moore change the Fed, or vice versa?

03/28/19

The addition of the conservative pundit could signal the Trump administration's intent to have a more direct hand in central bank policies, yet Moore could experience his own transformation as a Fed governor.

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