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Fed expands municipal debt purchase plan to allow smaller counties and cities to participate

The Federal Reserve on Monday said it expanded the scope of its municipal debt purchase program to include more counties and cities.

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Fed has simple goal this week — project confidence in face of the unknown

Federal Reserve, having done an enormous amount to soften the blow of the Covid-19 pandemic, will try to bolster confidence that the economy can weather the storm.

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Watchdog calls Fed transparency pledge ‘a very good first step’

Bharat Ramamurti, a former aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren who has been tapped to serve on the commission overlooking the government response to the coronavirus pandemic called new Fed transparency rules ‘a very good first s...

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Fed balance sheet expands to record $6.6 trillion in latest week

The Federal Reserve on Thursday said its balance sheet expanded to a record $6.6 trillion in the week ended April 22.

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Key U.S. Treasury market is more stable and functioning better, Fed’s Williams says

The U.S. Treasury market, the cornerstone for financial markets in this country, is more stable and functioning better and this is spilling over into other markets, Fed’s Williams says

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Fed’s Bostic says watching closely for signs of unbearable stress among mortgage servicers

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said Thursday he’s watching the non-bank mortgage servicers for signs of unbearable stress.

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Fed’s Evans: ‘Many, many things must go right’ for U.S. economy to recover quickly from coronavirus

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said Tuesday that many things must go right if the economic pain from the coronavirus is going to be minimized.

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Fed’s Clarida says there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the economy

Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said Monday there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the U.S. economy.

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Powell expects ‘robust’ recovery once coronavirus is under control

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday said there is every reason to expect a robust recovery once the coronavirus is under control

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Fed announces new lending plans it says will provide $2.3 trillion in support for economy

The Federal Reserve on Thursday took new actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy.

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The Fed staff’s worst-case scenario: No recovery until next year

The Federal Reserve staff’s worst-case scenario for the economy is no recovery until next year, according to minutes of the central bank’s two policy meetings in early March, released Wednesday.

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St. Louis Fed’s Bullard pitches universal daily COVID-19 testing to help restore economy’s health

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Sunday said testing everyone for the coronavirus is a good way to help the economy recover from the pandemic.

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Fed balance sheet expands to record $5.81 trillion in latest week

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet expanded to a record $5.81 trillion in the week ended April 1, the central bank said Thursday.

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Fed, seeking ways to improve Treasury market, eases capital rule for big banks

The Federal Reserve, seeking more ways to help stabilize the fragile Treasury market, eased a rule so that big banks can be more active in the market.

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‘I am scared of losing my income, my shop and my home’ — Texas businesses worry about coronavirus

Anxiety and uncertainty are spreading rapidly among business leaders as the coronavirus lashes the broader economy.

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Fed balance sheet hits record as Powell says there is no limit to lending power

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet reached a record $5.3 trillion this week, as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said there was no limit on the central bank’s emergency lending power.

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Fed’s Powell tries to reassure Americans the economy will recover

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell went on morning television to try to reassure ordinary Americans that the economy would recover from the coronavirus shutdown with the central bank’s help.

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Here’s how to think about the economy right now, says Fed’s Bullard: A car slowing in a construction zone

St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard warns that because of the coronavirus pandemic, second-quarter economic data will likely be worse than any we’ve ever seen, but he urged Americans to see this as a temporar...

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Fed, saying aggressive action is needed, starts unlimited QE

The Federal Reserve on Monday announced it would buy bonds ‘as needed’ to support market functioning and set out $300 billion in new lending programs to help all corners of the financial market.

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Fed’s Bullard: Don’t take the economy’s temperature until July 1

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard recommends everyone should stop taking the economy’s temperature, saying we’re entering a pandemic adjustment period where business cycle analysis doesn’t make sense.

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