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Nick Timiraos

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Recent articles by Nick:

Declining Jobless Rate Keeps Fed on Track to Accelerate Taper

The Federal Reserve could act at its meeting later this month, paving the way to raise interest rates in the first half of next year to curb inflation. → Read More

Randal Quarles Says Fed Will Need to Raise Rates to Cool Inflation

The Fed governor said it was time for the central bank to prepare to raise interest rates because inflation was likely to stay above the Fed’s 2% target for longer than anticipated. → Read More

Powell, Yellen Return to Capitol Hill for Second Day of Testimony

Markets will be looking for clues about how the central bank is thinking about plans to raise interest rates next year. → Read More

White House Considering Richard Cordray as Top Fed Banking Regulator

The Ohio attorney served as the first confirmed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. → Read More

Brainard’s Nomination Promotes a Close Powell Ally on Recent Fed Innovations

President Biden’s decision to nominate Lael Brainard to become Federal Reserve vice chairwoman elevates a veteran economist who has been a strong ally of Chairman Jerome Powell on the central bank’s boldest policy decisions during the pandemic. → Read More

Fed Officials Debated Inflation Concerns, Taper Pace at November Meeting

The officials signaled greater doubts this month over how long it would take for elevated inflation to abate and how soon they would need to raise interest rates to cool the economy. → Read More

Two Democrats Oppose Powell for Fed Chair, Citing Climate Change

Two liberal Democratic senators said they would oppose a second term for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell because they want the central bank to play a more aggressive role addressing climate change. → Read More

Inflation Pickup Makes Fed More Likely to Raise Rates Next Year

The latest rise in inflation helps to explain why investors are increasingly asking not whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next year but rather how much and how quickly it may do so. → Read More

Fed’s Quarles Will Resign at End of Year

Federal Reserve governor Randal Quarles’s resignation will open up another seat for President Biden to fill on the central bank’s seven-member board of governors. → Read More

Top Fed Official Says Continued High Inflation Would Be Problematic for Central Bank

Vice Chairman Richard Clarida expects price pressures to dissipate, but a “repeat performance” in 2022 of recent inflation “would not be a policy success.” → Read More

Democrats Cheer Infrastructure Vote, but Regret It Took So Long

Passage of the $1 trillion plan came too late to help the party in last week’s elections. → Read More

Fed Chair Powell Seen Visiting White House on Thursday

The visit comes as President Biden weighs whether to offer Jerome Powell a second term as central-bank chief. → Read More

Fed Dials Back Bond Purchases, Plots End to Stimulus by June

The central bank approved plans to begin scaling back its bond-buying stimulus program this month and end it by June, a key step toward withdrawing pandemic-driven economic support amid a recent inflation surge. → Read More

Fed Prepares to Taper, but Markets Crave More Insight on Rate Rises

The Federal Reserve is likely to announce that it will begin steadily reducing its bond-buying program, but its comments on inflation and interest rates may be the real news. → Read More

Jerome Powell’s Dashboard Casts Doubt on Inflation Easing Quickly

The Federal Reserve chairman used the bulk of a widely anticipated speech in late August to explain why he was still confident that this year’s inflation surge would prove temporary. His remarks haven’t aged well. → Read More

Central Banks Fuel New Bets on Tighter Money as Inflation Rises Globally

Stubbornly high inflation across more wealthy economies last week prompted a shakeout in bond markets as investors began expecting policy makers to quickly tighten monetary policy. → Read More

Fed Leadership Uncertainty Muddies Rate-Policy Outlook

Higher inflation has raised questions in markets over a possible pivot, putting a bigger spotlight on President Biden’s choices. → Read More

Fed Prepares to Taper Stimulus Amid More Doubts on Inflation

Broadening price pressures could test Chairman Jerome Powell’s “transitory” hypothesis. → Read More

Powell Says Supply-Side Constraints Have Worsened, Creating More Inflation Risk

The Fed chairman indicated he is now somewhat more concerned about higher inflation and said that the central bank would watch carefully for signs that households and businesses were expecting sustained price pressures to continue. → Read More

Fed Official Says Lingering Inflation Could Change Interest-Rate Outlook

Randal Quarles, a Fed governor, says he is watching for signs that higher demand will keep prices elevated even after bottlenecks abate. → Read More