Joe Biden's middling economic policies are a chance to cut through the bitter polarisation of US politics.
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing for U.S. Treasury secretary was held Jan. 19.
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The former Federal Reserve chair has the experience and broad respect to get businesses to move on climate change and to lay the foundation for real and lasting progress.
President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet picks show a preference for ability and a desire to reengage with the world.
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Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.
Yellen with a few of the boys.
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An analysis of 100 of the most powerful organizations in the world shows women are still struggling to penetrate the deepest corridors of power.
Outlook not so great?
Business conditions aren't translating to confidence, despite growing profits and jobs.
This man may soon be the world’s ‘second-most-powerful person.’
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The chair of the Federal Reserve is often considered the world's 'second-most-powerful person.' So who is Jerome Powell and why does it matter that he may soon head the Fed?
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Why is it that the US -- which suffered a major downturn -- seems to have a stronger economy than Australia , which did not even go into recession in 2008-09?
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison likes to remind us of the economic achievements of the past.
Repeatedly boasting about the past won't distract from the fact Australia's economy is looking shaky.
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort serves as the backdrop for an annual meeting of economic heavyweights.
The annual meeting of central bankers and economics professors in Wyoming is a chance for some to send a message on the path of monetary policy.
Janet Yellen says another financial crisis is unlikely in our lifetimes.
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Why does the Chair of the Federal Reserve believe there won't be another financial crisis in our lifetimes?
Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a press conference following the rate-hike decision.
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The Federal Reserve lifted rates for the second time this year and expects to do so once more, suggesting it's fairly confident the economic recovery will continue. Is it overconfident?
Families benefit when fathers and mothers get paid parental leave.
The nation needs a more comprehensive approach to family leave and relief for parents with child care expenses. But the proposals the Trump team rolled out initially fell short.
Trump has his sights set on the US Fed.
Trump's economic "plan" has a good chance of sending the US economy back to the Fred Flintstone era.
Incoming RBA Governor Philip Lowe appeared before the House Standing Committee on Economics this week.
The odds are the Fed will raise rates once and the RBA will cut once before the end of the year.
Serious problems may loom. And not just from a possible vote from the Brits to leave the European Union.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation.
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Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens and US Fed Chair Janet Yellen are facing the same problems.
Both the US and Australia face a global economy that is in deep, deep trouble.
Confidence numbers reflect many are waiting to see if it’s safe to invest.
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The economic news of the week wasn't that bad - but there's still plenty of timid types around.
Janet Yellen’s political mortgage has fallen due, but the economics makes sense too.
The mixed picture of the US economy makes for caution on interest rates, but Janet Yellen the economist is likely to win over Yellen the politician.