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Federal Reserve walking policy tightrope

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers are pondering ways to jump-start the economic recovery. The trick: making sure whatever they do or say doesn’t rattle Wall Street. U.S. stocks closed higher yesterday as investors anticipated reassuring words or action today by the chairman of the country’s central bank, Ben Bernanke and his colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee. But early ...

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Bullard gives update on regulatory reform debate

In remarks April 15 to the 19th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference, St. Louis Fed president James Bullard assessed the state of the regulatory reform debate. In his presentation, “Containing Risk in the New Global Financial Landscape,” Bullard said, “As the nation’s lender of last resort, the Fed will be at the center of managing any future financial crisis and ...

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