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American central banker, and 16th Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the United States

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Jerome Powell: American central banker, and 16th Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the United States
Jerome Hayden "Jay" Powell is the 16th Chair of the Federal Reserve, serving in that office since February 2018. He was nominated to the Fed Chair position by President Donald Trump, and confirmed by the United States Senate.

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Warren Says She Will Watch Over Corporations Loans 'Carefully' [Video]

Warren Says She Will Watch Over Corporations Loans 'Carefully'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants corporations getting money from the stimulus package to use it responsibly. She wrote a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell...

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Pelosi anticipates bipartisan support for coronavirus bill in U.S. House [Video]

Pelosi anticipates bipartisan support for coronavirus bill in U.S. House

The Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said she expects "a strong bipartisan vote" on a $2 trillion rescue package, which Nancy Pelosi credited Democrats for winning..

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U.S. jobless claims surge to record 3.28 million [Video]

U.S. jobless claims surge to record 3.28 million

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits surged to a record of more than 3 million last week as an economy grounded to a halt by the coronavirus pandemic throws millions out of..

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Powell on Federal Reserve rate cut to near zero-percent [Video]

Powell on Federal Reserve rate cut to near zero-percent

The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates to near zero on Sunday in another emergency move to help shore up the U.S. economy amid the rapidly escalating coronavirus pandemic.

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Former Fed officials say Powell needs plan to fight next recession [Video]

Former Fed officials say Powell needs plan to fight next recession

Two former top staffers at the U.S. Federal Reserve have joined in urging the Fed to say explicitly what it will do if interest rates hit zero again. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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European stocks rise on bets ECB will cut rates too [Video]

European stocks rise on bets ECB will cut rates too

Global stock markets initially gave a thumbs down to the U.S. rate cut, but on Wednesday European shares rose on bets the ECB and Bank of England will probably cut rates too. Julian Satterthwaite..

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Surprise Fed rate cut fails to end stock gloom [Video]

Surprise Fed rate cut fails to end stock gloom

U.S. stocks tumbled nearly 3 percent on Tuesday after a surprise half percentage-point rate cut sparked fear the global economy may be headed for tougher times because of the coronavirus outbreak...

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Fed delivers surprise rate cut to combat coronavirus risk [Video]

Fed delivers surprise rate cut to combat coronavirus risk

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the economic outlook is at risk due to the coronavirus outbreak, which led the Fed to slash interest rates by half a percentage point on Tuesday in an..

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Coronavirus will weigh on U.S. economy for 'some time': Powell [Video]

Coronavirus will weigh on U.S. economy for 'some time': Powell

U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Tuesday in an emergency move designed to shield the world's largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus, which Fed Chair Jerome Powell said "will..

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Wall St. sees biggest weekly slump since 2008 crisis [Video]

Wall St. sees biggest weekly slump since 2008 crisis

Stocks fell for a seventh straight session and suffered their largest weekly drop since the financial crisis but ended Friday above their lows after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell issued a..

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Fed: “will act as appropriate” on coronavirus impact [Video]

Fed: “will act as appropriate” on coronavirus impact

Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s statement Friday signals that the central bank will cut interest rates in March to support the economy, says RegentAtlantic’s Andy Kapyrin.

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Trump Fed nominee faces bi-partisan doubters [Video]

Trump Fed nominee faces bi-partisan doubters

Federal Reserve board nominee Judy Shelton on Thursday faced sharp questioning from Democrat and Republican lawmakers on the Senate Banking Committee who challenged her independence from President..

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Economic data will show coronavirus impact 'fairly soon' -Powell [Video]

Economic data will show coronavirus impact 'fairly soon' -Powell

The Federal Reserve will be begin to see the impact of the coronavirus outbreak show up in economic data 'fairly soon,' Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers on Wednesday. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq edge up to record highs [Video]

S&P 500, Nasdaq edge up to record highs

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq inched up to their second consecutive record closing highs on Tuesday after Chinese officials said the deadly coronavirus epidemic could be contained by April. Fred Katayama..

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Fed's Powell says virus to dictate when U.S. economy reopens

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Fed's Powell: U.S. may be in recession, control of virus to dictate timing of economy reopening

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Follow the Fed? Why central banks will not be rushed on coronavirus response

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Fed makes emergency rate cut as coronavirus spreads

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Powell says coronavirus outbreak poses material risk to outlook

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the coronavirus poses a material risk to the economic outlook, and that change to the balance of risks drove the U.S. central bank to deliver its..
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Powell says Fed ready to act as coronavirus poses 'evolving' economic risks

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Friday said the central bank will "act as appropriate" to support the economy in the face of risks posed by the coronavirus epidemic, though he said the economy..
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Fed's Powell says economy is fine but Fed ready to act as needed

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Stocks pare losses slightly; Fed chair vows to support economy as appropriate

The S&P 500 pared losses slightly after the U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the economy was solid though coronavirus posed a risk and he vowed that the central bank would "use its tools..
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Fed Chair Powell: 'no reason' rising wages, job gains can't continue

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Fed's Powell reinforces regulation and defends repo support in letter to Congress

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Trump lashes out at Fed while Powell testifies before U.S. House committee

President Donald Trump reiterated his criticism that the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates too high and seemed to say the U.S. central bank's chair, Jerome Powell, had hurt stock prices during..
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Fed's Powell says economy in good place, warns on coronavirus

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Fed Chair Powell says U.S. economy "resilient," but warns on coronavirus, productivity

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Fed Chair Powell likely to give Congress largely positive economic update

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is likely to sound fairly upbeat about the outlook for U.S. economic growth when he testifies this week in the first of his twice-a-year updates to Congress, even as..
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Fed has a role in combating climate change risk, Powell says

While the overall U.S. response to climate change is up to elected officials, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Wednesday, the Fed can play a part in keeping global warming from destabilizing..
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What's next for the Federal Reserve's balance sheet?

The Federal Reserve will keep injecting cash into the banking system and buying billions of dollars of Treasury bills for a few more months, but it aims to start dialing back on both in the second..
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For Fed, 'material reassessment' may be in eye of beholder

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Powell's 'half-full' U.S. glass sturdy but still at risk for spills as Fed meets

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has taken a glass-half-full view of the U.S. economy but the trouble may be that the glass has gotten smaller and has a few cracks.
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Trump says he told Fed's Powell U.S. interest rates are too high

U.S. President Donald Trump said he complained to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell about high U.S. interest rates in a meeting they held at the White House on Monday morning.
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Trump, Powell met Monday at White House to discuss economy

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Fed's Powell: No 'booming' in U.S. economy that threatens to go bust

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Fed chief Powell pushes back on negative interest rates

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday pushed back against a favorite talking point of President Donald Trump's, telling Congress that the negative interest rates sought by Trump aren't..
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Wall Street higher as Fed's Powell says economy in 'good shape'

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Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion' likely for U.S. economy

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Powell: Economy seen in sustained expansion

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The Federal Reserve is waiting for a U.S.-China 'Phase One' trade deal too

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Indexes briefly cut losses in choppy trade after Powell comments

U.S. stocks briefly cut losses in choppy trading on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested openness to further rate cuts and said the time has come to allow the Fed's asset..
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Trump on Fed: 'No 'guts,' no sense, no vision!'

President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve for delivering only a quarter-percentage point interest rate cut on Wednesday, saying the central bank and its leader, Jerome Powell, had "No 'guts,'..
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Fed trades 'remarkably positive' for 'no precedents' after volatile year

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Fed Chair Powell repeats vow to act 'as appropriate'

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Fed chair Powell's remarks, China stimulus help markets look past weak U.S. jobs data

Wall Street advanced on Friday and Treasury yields pared their losses as upbeat remarks from Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and a Chinese economic stimulus package helped investors shrug off a..
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Fed's Powell says politics play no role in interest-rate decisions

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Enraged Trump likens Fed chief to 'enemy' China

President Donald Trump reacted furiously on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell linked the trade war with China to risks to the U.S. economy, asking whether the man he handpicked to run..
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Powell stops short of committing to rate cuts, and Trump fumes

The Federal Reserve will "act as appropriate" to keep the U.S. economy healthy, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said on Friday, remarks that did not say how fast it might cut interest rates, drawing fire from..
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Trump asks who is bigger enemy, Fed Chair Powell or China's Xi?

President Donald Trump reacted furiously on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spoke about the trade war with China and economic risks to the United States, asking whether his appointee..
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Powell: Fed to act as appropriate to keep expansion going

The U.S. economy is in a "favorable place" and the Federal Reserve will "act as appropriate" to keep the current economic expansion on track, Fed chair Jerome Powell said on Friday in remarks that gave..
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