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FEB 24, 2015 - Business Insider

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Janet Yellen testified to Congress, opposed Audit the Fed, and gave no new clues on monetary policy going forward

Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave her biannual update on monetary policy to the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday. On monetary policy, she said that forward guidance will change before rates will rise. In response to a question about Rand Paul's Audit the Fed bill, Yellen said, "I want to be completely clear that I strongly oppose Audit the Fed. Audit the ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Business Insider

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LIVE: Fed Chair Janet Yellen testifies to Congress

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is giving her biannual update on monetary policy to the Senate Banking Committee. She heads to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. Here are some highlights of what Chair Yellen had to say in her prepared testimony:  She started with improvements to the labor market, mentioning that the unemployment rate is down and job growth ...

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FEB 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Snow Nabs First Government Shutdown Of 2015, GOP Humiliated

Hillary Clinton met with Elizabeth Warren, setting the stage for some awful imagined dialogue in the opening chapter in "Game Change 3." Joe Biden graduated with honors from the George W. Bush School of Awkwardly Grabbing Women's Shoulders. And it looks like the greater D.C. area is pulling a Congress this week by only going to the office three days ...

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FEB 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Conservatives Cheer Research Saying Cuts To Unemployment Benefits Helped The Economy

WASHINGTON -- A new research paper suggests Congress helped the economy to the tune of nearly 2 million jobs when lawmakers killed long-term unemployment benefits at the end of 2013. The working paper, by economists Marcus Hagedorn, Iourii Manovskii and Kurt Mitman, is a boon to congressional Republicans who insisted the benefits not be renewed. The Wall Street Journal editorial ...

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FEB 12, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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House GOP pushes tax cuts despite veto threat over costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are advancing a series of tax cuts this week affecting millions of businesses and individuals, despite White House veto threats over adding more than $300 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade. The debate highlights a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over whether tax cuts should be offset by spending cuts or other ...

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