November 21, 2013 If confirmed by the full Senate in December, Janet Yellen would become the first woman to lead the central bank. She's currently the Fed's vice chairman. Analysts do not expect major policy shifts after the departure of current Chairman Ben Bernanke.
November 21, 2013 Fresh data signal that the labor market is at least holding steady and that inflation remains in check. In other major economic news Thursday, Janet Yellen's nomination to head the Federal Reserve is expected to be OK'd by the Senate Banking Committee.
October 9, 2013 Janet Yellen would be the first woman to head the Federal Reserve System. But what exactly would her title be? Chair? Chairman? Chairwoman?
August 22, 2012 Many Federal Reserve members said there would have to be action fairly soon if the economy didn't pick up, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting. Separately, the CBO warned of a recession if the economy goes off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of year.
June 13, 2012 Using additional Federal Reserve data, White House officials on the president's National Economic Council argued that while household net worth fell before President Obama took office, it has risen since then and he bears some of the credit.
January 25, 2012 The central bank also says it likely won't be switching gears and nudging interest rates higher until at least 2014. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke concedes its longer-term forecasts are "a best guess."
June 22, 2011 Higher food and energy prices, disruptions caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and a depressed housing sector continue to be drags on growth, the central bank says.
April 27, 2011 Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will have more to say about current conditions when he holds a news conference later this afternoon.
September 2, 2010 Fed Chair Ben Bernanke was optimistic that the too-big-too-fail problem will shrink because of market and regulatory forces. Members of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission weren't so sure.