By Jonathan Spicer

With Fed nearing goals, rate hikes could shield economy: Rosengren

By Jonathan Spicer The Federal Reserve will likely meet its U.S. inflation and employment goals soon and should consider that quicker interest rate rises over time could stave off risks to the economy such as rising commercial real estate prices, a top Fed...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 12:54 PM

Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 2:33 PM

Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 2:24 PM

Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit

By Jonathan SpicerNEW YORK (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters.In the letter sent to...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 2:15 PM

Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:24 AM

Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber at G20 in China

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's G20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 1:48 AM

Fed should keep trillions in bonds to provide stability: paper

By Jonathan Spicer (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve should scrap a plan to shrink its massive bond holdings and instead keep them "indefinitely" as a new and little-recognized tool to protect against financial shocks, according to research presented on...

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 7:44 PM

Fed rate hike 'possible' as soon as September, Dudley says: FBN

By Jonathan Spicer (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could possibly raise U.S. interest rates as soon as September, an influential Fed policymaker said on Tuesday in comments that boosted the dollar ahead of next week's signature meeting of world central bankers...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7:10 PM

Fed rate hike 'possible' as soon as September, Dudley says: FBN

By Jonathan Spicer (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could possibly raise U.S. interest rates as soon as September, an influential Fed policymaker said on Tuesday in comments that boosted the dollar ahead of next week's signature meeting of world central bankers...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:38 PM

Fed's Williams downplays GDP weakness, sees rate hikes

By Jonathan Spicer CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could raise interest rates up to two times before year end, a top Fed official said on Friday as he downplayed data that showed the U.S. economy grew far less than expected in the last quarter...

Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:05 PM

Fed's Williams downplays GDP weakness, sees rate hikes

By Jonathan Spicer CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could raise interest rates up to two times before year end, a top Fed official said on Friday as he downplayed data that showed the U.S. economy grew far less than expected in the last quarter...

Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:10 PM

Democrats to formally oppose having bankers on regional Fed boards

By Jonathan Spicer (Reuters) - The Democratic Party is poised to adopt a policy platform at its convention next week that would prohibit bankers from serving on the boards of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional headquarters and would aim to make the U.S. central...

Friday, July 22, 2016, 4:17 PM

Fed's Harker now sees just up to two rate hikes this year

By Jonathan Spicer PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could hike interest rates up to two times before year end, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday, slightly downgrading his expectations for monetary tightening even though he said the economy...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:59 PM

Fed's Harker now sees just up to two rate hikes this year

By Jonathan Spicer PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could hike interest rates up to two times before year end, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday, slightly downgrading his expectations for monetary tightening even though he said the economy...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:59 PM

Fed's Harker now sees just up to 2 rate hikes this year

By Jonathan Spicer PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could hike interest rates up to two times before year end, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday, slightly downgrading his expectations for monetary tightening even though he said the economy...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:04 PM

Fed's Harker now sees just up to 2 rate hikes this year

By Jonathan Spicer PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could hike interest rates up to two times before year end, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday, slightly downgrading his expectations for monetary tightening even though he said the economy...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:04 PM

Congressional watchdog expands probe of lax Wall Street oversight

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional watchdog said on Tuesday it has formally added three agencies to its investigation into whether government regulators are too soft on the banks they are meant to police. In March, Reuters...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:04 AM

Congressional watchdog expands probe of lax Wall Street oversight

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional watchdog said on Tuesday it has formally added three agencies to its investigation into whether government regulators are too soft on the banks they are meant to police. In March, Reuters...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:04 AM

Fed's Kaplan more patient on rate hikes, watching UK vote

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve policymaker said on Thursday he is not advocating for interest rate hikes at this point and instead wants to "show more patience" waiting for the U.S. economy to show clearer signs of improvement...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:33 AM

Fed's Kaplan more patient on rate hikes, watching UK vote

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve policymaker said on Thursday he is not advocating for interest rate hikes at this point and instead wants to "show more patience" waiting for the U.S. economy to show clearer signs of improvement...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:33 AM