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THE U.S. FEDERAL Reserve building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

Fed says credit quality of large loans improves for third year

WASHINGTON - The quality of large loans in the U.S. banking system improved for the third year in 2012, with problem credits falling 8.1...

Bernanke says highly accommodative stance meets Fed goals

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said that keeping monetary stimulus is warranted even as the unemployment rate falls and rising oil...

Tougher market discipline needed for banks, Brown’s Levine says

WASHINGTON - Regulators aiming to improve financial systems through tougher capital rules should also focus on strengthening market discipline, Brown University economist Ross Levine...

Fed said to track Basel capital rules for biggest U.S. banks

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials are drawing up rules for the largest U.S. banks that won’t be more stringent than global capital standards agreed...

Bernanke starts dialogue with public, vows to keep stimulus

WASHINGTON - Ben S. Bernanke, at the first press conference by a Federal Reserve Chairman following a policy meeting, said the economy still requires...

Fed: Housing to dampen growth for most of 2007

Federal Reserve officials are predicting the U.S. housing recession will last longer than they anticipated, while continuing to judge that inflation is the biggest...
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