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Ben Bernanke Led the Fed During the Worst Financial Crisis in Generations

Mr. Bernanke was chair of the Federal Reserve during the global financial crisis, which brought the world’s economy to its knees. → Read More

Fed Announces Plan to Assess Climate Risks to Banks

The Federal Reserve will put big banks through climate scenario tests next year, but the exercises will not force banks to raise capital. → Read More

Retail sales rise more than expected, keeping pressure on the Fed.

Central bank officials are watching closely for signs that the economy is running hot, stoking inflation, and strong spending in June could push them closer to a bigger interest rate increase. → Read More

Consumer Prices Jump Sharply Again in June: Live Updates

The Consumer Price Index rose 9.1 percent from a year ago, a 40-year high that defied expectations of moderating price pressures. Food, rent and gasoline were among the categories that recorded the biggest increases, further squeezing Americans’ budgets. → Read More

Interest Rates Rise Around the World, as War and High Inflation Grind On

Nearly four dozen countries have raised interest rates this year in a bid to contain the most rapid inflation in decades. → Read More

Stocks Enter Bear Market, a Grim Signal of Economic Fears

The S&P has declined 22 percent since January, amid converging worries about inflation, the Ukraine war, Covid and the Fed’s response to the economy. → Read More

Biden-Powell Meeting, Inflation and Oil Prices News: Live Updates

Big risks threaten economic growth around the world as central banks try to bring prices under control. → Read More

Prices Continued to Rise in April, But Gains Slowed a Little: Live Updates

The takeaway from the Consumer Price Index report is nuanced: Annual inflation moderated for the first time in months, but a closely watched measure actually accelerated. → Read More

Lisa Cook Becomes First Black Woman Confirmed as a Fed Governor

Ms. Cook is the first Black woman ever confirmed as a governor at the Federal Reserve. → Read More

Fed Officials Are on the Defensive as High Inflation Lingers

Critics have accused the Federal Reserve of not reacting quickly enough to tame rising prices. On Friday, a Fed governor explained why it took so long. → Read More

Federal Reserve Is Expected to Increase Rates Again as It Combats Inflation

A housing development in Sacramento. Mortgage applications have fallen to their lowest level since 2018.Credit...Andri Tambunan for The New York Times Mortgage rates have climbed nearly two percentage points since the start of the year — the fastest pace in nearly four decades — making it even more expensive for prospective home buyers in an already overheated market. Whether those rates climb… → Read More

Live Stock Market, Economy and Business Updates

The Personal Consumption Expenditures price index climbed 6.6 percent from a year earlier, the quickest pace of increase since 1982. → Read More

Federal Reserve Rolls Out Tough Trading Restrictions After Scandal

Top Federal Reserve officials will be barred from owning many securities after a trading scandal and a series of prominent resignations. → Read More

Stocks, Earnings and Business News: Live Updates

Central bankers panned the idea that they will raise interest rates between meetings. Nor have they settled on a big rate increase. → Read More

Inflation, Stocks, Twitter Earnings and Business News: Live Updates

Consumer Price Index data show that prices climbed over the past year more rapidly than economists expected. On a monthly basis, prices rose 0.6 percent. → Read More

Live Business News: Nobel in Economics, Southwest Airlines Delays, I.M.F. Outlook

The three were honored for research that drew conclusions from unintended experiments. → Read More

Fed’s Brainard signals that climate change guidance may be coming for big banks.

Lael Brainard, a Federal Reserve governor, said officials are building climate scenarios for bank stress tests. → Read More

Janet Yellen and Jerome Powell warn that the Delta variant is slowing the recovery.

The Treasury secretary and the Federal Reserve chair prepared remarks ahead of their testimony today to the Senate Banking Committee. → Read More

Kaplan and Rosengren, Fed Presidents Under Fire for Trades, Will Step Down

Robert S. Kaplan will exit his role as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas next month. Eric S. Rosengren, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, is also retiring earlier than planned. → Read More

Federal Reserve Signals a Shift Away From Pandemic Support

The Fed said it could soon slow its large-scale purchases of government-backed bonds and indicated it might raise interest rates in 2022. → Read More