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Greg Robb


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Recent articles by Greg:

Coming up: Empire state survey factory activity in New York in May

Manufacturing activity in New York likely slowed down to 16.5 in May, according to economists polled by the Wall Street Journal. → Read More

Mester puts 75 basis point rate hike back on table for September

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester on Friday put the possibility of a 75 basis point rate hike back on the table for September. → Read More

U.S. import prices cool in April

Prices from overseas goods were unchanged in April after increasing 2.9% in March, the Labor Department said Friday. → Read More

Powell: It would have been better if Fed had raised interest rates 'a little sooner'

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that, with hindsight, it would have been better to have raised its benchmark rate 'a little sooner.' → Read More

Jerome Powell's grade for his first term leading the Fed? An incomplete.

Assessments of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's performance are complicated by the fact that his key test lies ahead -- how to cool inflation without a recession. → Read More

Senate gives Fed Chairman Powell vote of confidence and a second 4-year term

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday was confirmed by the Senate to a second 4-year term as head of the U.S. central bank. → Read More

U.S. jobless claims settle just above 200,000 mark

Initial jobless claims rose 1,000 to 203,000 in the week ending May 7, the Labor Department said Thursday. → Read More

Fed's Bullard backs plan to hike rates by 50 basis points at each of next two meetings

St Louis Fed President James Bullard on Wednesday said he supports a plan for the central bank to hike rates by 50 basis points in June and July. → Read More

Dissecting recent Fed talk --- Central bank set on two half-percentage-point moves for summer

Here are some themes from the slew of Fed speakers so far week, in light of the April CPI reading. → Read More

Dallas Fed appoints Lorie Logan, a top staffer who oversaw market operations, as its new president

The Dallas Fed announced Wednesday that it has appointed Lorie Logan, a top expert on financial markets at the New York Fed, as its new president. → Read More

Senate approves Lisa Cook as first Black woman on Fed board

Federal Reserve nominee Lisa Cook won Senate confirmation Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to sit on the central bank's board of governors. → Read More

Fed's Waller: Now is time to hike interest rates because economy 'can take it'

Fed Gov. Christopher Waller said Tuesday that it is a good time for front-loaded rate hikes because the economy can take it. → Read More

Fed isn't ruling out 75 basis point moves forever, Mester says

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester on Tuesday said the central bank wasn't ruling out 75 basis point moves forever. → Read More

Fed's Barkin says 'Volcker-like recession' unnecessary to bring inflation down

The U.S. central bank doesn't need to engineer a 'Volcker-like recession' to get inflation under control, said Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin on Tuesday. → Read More

Fed can cool inflation this year and economic growth will continue, Williams says

The Fed can cool inflation this year while the economy continue to grow and unemployment stays stable, said New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday → Read More

Fed survey finds new fear on Wall Street: Foreign divestment of U.S. assets

Wall Street has started to worry about foreign divestment of U.S. assets, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Monday. → Read More

Fed's Bostic says he doesn't support 75 basis point hike

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said Monday he's not in favor of raising the benchmark policy rate by 75 basis points. → Read More

Critics ignore new tool Fed has to combat inflation, officials say

Two Fed officials said Friday that they have new tool to help avoid a 1970-style inflation debacle. The tool is 'open-mouth policy' or forward guidance. → Read More

Kashkari pushes back on view that Fed is way behind in fight against inflation

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari on Friday said the Fed wasn't as far behind on the fight against inflation as many hawks have been arguing. → Read More

Fed is not going to change its hawkish ways: What economists are saying about the April jobs report

The April jobs data do not change the outlook for Fed policy of a series of 50 basis point rate hikes ahead, economists said Friday. → Read More