The Federal Reserve has been trying to slow growth without tanking it. Now, officials must ask if inflation can cool amid signs of resilience.
Author: Jeanna Smialek
Why May’s Jobs Data Complicates Inflation Picture for the Fed
Federal Reserve officials are expected to leave rates unchanged at their June 13-14 meeting. Fresh jobs data might make the choice harder.
San Francisco Fed Ties to S.V.B. Chief Attracts Scrutiny to Century-Old Setup
As Greg Becker, the former C.E.O. of Silicon Valley Bank, prepares to testify before Congress, boards that oversee regional Federal Reserve branches are in the spotlight.
Biden Taps Philip Jefferson and Adriana Kugler for Top Fed Jobs
President Biden announced his plan to nominate Adriana Kugler, an official at the World Bank, for a Fed governor job, while elevating Philip Jefferson to the role of vice chair.
Recession Fears Abound, but Fed Chair Bets on Soft Landing
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, thinks his central bank can defy history to clinch slower inflation and a soft economic landing.
Inflation Cooled in March, but Signs of Stubborn Price Increases Persist
The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge, the Personal Consumption Expenditures index, slowed in March. But signs point to staying power.
Top Fed Officials Criticize Silicon Valley Bank Executives at Senate Hearing
Officials blamed executives at Silicon Valley Bank for its failure on March 10, while adding that Federal Reserve oversight is in for a revamp.
Silicon Valley Bank’s Risks Went Deep. Congress Wants to Know Why.
Lapses at the bank will be a focus as a top Federal Reserve official testifies to House and Senate committees this week.
A Big Question for the Fed: What Went Wrong With Bank Oversight?
As the Federal Reserve reviews the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, and Congress prepares for hearings, bank oversight is getting a closer look.
Push to Insure Big Deposits Percolates on Capitol Hill
The government insures only deposits of less than $250,000, but there is precedent for lifting that cap amid turmoil. It could happen again.