The US Senate on Monday confirmed Janet Yellen as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 56 to 26.
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Wednesday 09 October 2013
To characterise Yellen as simply a safe pair of hands is to mistake the circumstances in which she takes up her post
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Global stock markets drifted Wednesday as news the Federal Reserve's vice chair will be nominated to head the US central bank gave only a slight lift to investor sentiment darkened by an IMF warning on the global economy.
Friday 18 February 2011
Friday 15 January 2010
China today sought to play down a threat by Google to quit the country on hacking and censorship concerns, saying any decision by the internet search giant would not affect US trade ties.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Economist Paul Samuelson, who won a Nobel Prize for his effort to bring mathematical analysis into economics and helped shape tax policy for President Kennedy, has died at home aged 94.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
President-elect Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are laying the groundwork for quick enactment in January of a giant, two-year economic rescue package that will total about a half-trillion dollars.
Monday 24 November 2008
If a scintilla of disappointment was detectable in Lawrence Summers today as President-elect Barack Obama presented him as the next chief of the National Economic Council, everyone knew why. His big mouth was the reason he didn’t get that other job that used to be his, Treasury Secretary.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
US President-elect Barack Obama has no time to waste and two wars and a deepening financial crisis have raised expectations that he will quickly announce picks for senior government jobs after winning the presidential election.
Saturday 20 September 2008
As the early voting in the US presidential election was getting under way, Barack Obama last night attempted to seize all possible advantage from the crisis on Wall Street announcing the approach he would take to restore confidence in staggering financial markets.
Friday 19 September 2008
As the first early voting in the American presidential election was getting under way, Barack Obama today attempted to seize all possible advantage from the crisis on Wall Street announcing the approach he would take to restore confidence in staggering financial markets.
Saturday 08 July 2006
Travel to the Indian subcontinent will become much easier if a recommendation from a network of infectious disease specialists is adopted. The group, called TropMedEurop, says holidaymakers should forget malaria tablets and concentrate on avoiding bites. A study concluded that the dangers from taking prophylactic drugs rated higher than the risk of disease.
Thursday 17 March 2005
Saturday 07 December 2002
Friday 24 March 2000
Wednesday 15 December 1999
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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