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Past articles by Greg:

Consumer price inflation 'not good enough to stop the Fed' from raising rates next week

The February consumer price report for February was not good enough to stop the Federal Reserve from hiking next week, many analysts believe. → Read More

Fed announces new emergency loan program for banks to ease SVB contagion risk

The Federal Reserve on Sunday set up a new emergency loan program to bolster the banking system. → Read More

Did the Fed plant the seeds of destruction of Silicon Valley Bank?

Did the Federal Reserve's rapid interest-rate hikes cause the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank? The debate rages on Twitter. → Read More

Want to know the precise number of jobs that would push the Fed to hike by 50 basis points? There isn't one.

Don't ask economists for a precise payroll number that would guarantee a 50-basis-point hike this month. It will be the total picture of the data that counts. → Read More

Fed's Barr : Recent move to safeguard banks from crypto doesn't mean the central bank is against innovation

Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr on Thursday said the Fed's recent moves to safeguard banks from crypto isn't anti-innovation. → Read More

Six of Fed's 12 districts reported little or no growth through end of February: Beige Book

Six of the Fed's 12 districts reported little or no growth in activity through the end of February, according to the central bank's Beige Book report. → Read More

Powell says no decision has been made on potential size of interest rate hike in March

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell stressed Wednesday that no decision has been made on the size of a potential interest rate hike in March. → Read More

U.S. private-sector job growth picks up in February, ADP says

U.S. private payrolls rose by 242,000 in February, up from a revised 119,000 in the prior month, according to the payroll services firm ADP on Wednesday. → Read More

U.S. consumer credit picks up slightly in January from sluggish pace in prior month

Total U.S. consumer credit rose by $14.8 billion in January, up from $10.7 billion in the prior month, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. → Read More

Powell leaves door open for accelerating pace of interest rate rises

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday pledged to continue the battle against inflation, arguing that the U.S. economy "does not work for... → Read More

Fed's Bostic says he's firmly in quarter-point rate rise camp

Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic on Thursday said he is firmly in the camp that supports quarter percentage point interest rate hikes, saying... → Read More

Fed’s Goolsbee says this is a ‘strange and unprecedented moment’ for U.S. economy

New Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Austan Goolsbee on Tuesday said this was a 'strange and difficult moment' for the U.S. economy. → Read More

Three regional Fed banks pushed for 50-basis-point discount-rate hike last month

Three regional Fed banks voted to raise the central bank's discount rate by 50 basis points last month, the Fed said Tuesday. → Read More

Chicago business activity gauge sinks further into contractionary territory in February

The Chicago Business Barometer, also known as the Chicago PMI, sank to 43.6 in February from 44.3 in the prior month, according to ISM-Chicago and MNI. → Read More

Fed’s Jefferson doesn’t support raising central bank’s 2% inflation target

Federal Reserve Gov. Philip Jefferson on Monday said he does not support calls to raise the central bank's 2% inflation target. → Read More

Fed’s Collins sees initial signs of deceleration in goods-price and wage inflation

There are initial signs that improvements in the supply of labor and goods are providing some relief, Boston Fed President Susan Collins said Friday. → Read More

Fed’s Jefferson says high inflation may come down ‘only slowly’

The strong labor market may hamper the Fed's efforts to curb inflation, Fed. Gov. Philip Jefferson said on Friday. → Read More

Fed's Mester won't prejudge how big March interest-rate hike should be

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Friday she hasn't made up her mind yet whether the Fed should hike rates by 50 basis points in March. → Read More

U.S. jobless claims stay firmly below 200,000 for 6th straight week

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell 3,000 to 192,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. → Read More

The Fed will tame inflation, this top central banker vows

The U.S. central bank will tame inflation, said New York Fed President John Williams on Wednesday. → Read More