Liquidity

Fed can do only so much to limit pandemic's economic hit: Powell

05/13/20

The head of the U.S. central bank said its emergency credit programs were not designed to prop businesses up over the long term.

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Cheat sheet: 8 ways Fed is using emergency powers to counter pandemic

05/04/20

The central bank’s programs announced since mid-April in response to the coronavirus outbreak match if not exceed the actions it took during the 2007-9 financial crisis.

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Fed's Powell: More stimulus needed from Congress

04/29/20

The Federal Reserve chairman pledged to use every tool at the central bank's disposal to limit the economic fallout from the coronavirus and urged lawmakers to take further action.

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Fed opens Municipal Liquidity Facility to smaller cities and counties

04/27/20

The central bank expanded the reach of the program as pressure mounts on the government to support localities struggling economically because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fed to release monthly details on coronavirus lending

04/23/20

The central bank and other agencies have come under pressure to be transparent about their use of funds authorized by the recent pandemic rescue law.

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Crapo to lead Senate's oversight of coronavirus rescue

04/17/20

The Senate Banking Committee chair will work with the heads of other panels in overseeing the $2 trillion stimulus package that Congress passed last month.

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Key Democrats urge Mnuchin, Powell to rescue mortgage servicers

04/16/20

The letter written by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was seen as a boost to Wall Street lobbying efforts seeking to quell the fallout of the coronavirus crisis on the mortgage market.

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5 more moves the Fed is making to prop up the economy

04/09/20

Midsize businesses and state and local governments are among the beneficiaries of the central bank's latest $2 trillion effort to mitigate the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fed expands use of credit facilities to offer additional $2.3 trillion in loans

04/09/20

The Fed's actions are designed to ensure the flow of credit to midsize businesses and state and local governments hit hard by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dimon returns to work; Fannie, Freddie may need bailout if lockdown persists

04/03/20

The CEO says he is getting stronger and working remotely; if the lockdown lasts several months, the GSEs may need a bailout, FHFA head Mark Calabria says.

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