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Stay up-to-date with the best Federal Reserve news on the internet with the Wiser daily email. It is a tailored made digest specifically designed for investors, business executives, policy influencers, and those with an interest in the US economy. It is that economy that the Federal Reserve is charged with protecting. It was formed in 1913 as a way to organize the government's monetary policy. Over the years, its remit has changed to reflect changing political and economic realities. Today its responsibilities include conducting America's monetary policy, regulating banks and other financial institutions, keeping the financial system stable and providing financial services to the government, foreign governments and large institutions. It is run by a board of governors - the current chair is Janet Yellen. She is the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve, which is also known as the Fed. She is running it during a time of change as the country emerges from the financial crises that began in 2008. Because of the importance of the organization it is not surprising that there is extensive Federal Reserve news coverage, analysis and opinion. The Wiser daily email pulls all of this together so you can stay informed.

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Brexit & Beyond: Pressure Builds on Germany’s Centre-Left, BoE Inflation Battle Plan, Draghi’s Brexit Warning
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Bernd Von Jutrczenka/Zuma Press Bank of England Officials Point to Further Rate Rises to Battle Inflation: A group of Bank of England officials said they expect to gently raise interest rates further in the next couple of years to keep a lid...
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Currencies, Federal Reserve
Gold recoups some of its losses from a day earlier
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Gold prices climbed Tuesday to recoup more than a third of what they lost a day earlier. Prices found some support on the back of weakness in the U.S. dollar, as investors awaited Wednesday's release of the Federal Open Market Committee minutes...
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Federal Reserve, Health Care Industry
Oregon health agency's money troubles double in new report
Modern Healthcare
Money problems at the Oregon agency that oversees Medicaid could be more than twice as large as already disclosed, a new report reveals. Due to errors involving abortion, prison, undocumented immigrants and other factors, the state might have overpaid its contractors or...
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Barack Obama, Federal Reserve
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey
Los Angeles TimesJim Puzzanghera
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed repealing tough net neutrality rules for online traffic, following through on a promise earlier this year to roll back the controversial Obama-era regulations. Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Trump, opposed...
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Brookline Bancorp, An Investment Of The Future
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Summary Expectation of Federal Funds Rate hikes in December are pushing investor’s discount rates up, a less hawkish Jerome Powell may change this. Continued talks of corporate tax cuts will effect Brookline disproportionately because of their current effective tax rate of 34%....
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Bank of America, Economic Policy
Bank of America sees end of bull market coming in 2018
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees a scary good news-bad news scenario unfolding in 2018: A solid push higher in the first half followed by all sorts of potential trouble after. The S&P 500 would peak out around 2,863 in the scenario,...
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Why studying humanities is a luxury only wealthy college students can now afford
MarketWatchJillian Berman
The popular image of college often invokes students debating philosophy on the quad. But more evidence suggests that for many students today, college is less about expanding the mind and more about getting a job. And that’s out of necessity: 25% of...
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Federal Reserve, Finance
Krona rebounds as central bank deputy stresses confidence
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